LINGUIST List 29.4971

Thu Dec 13 2018

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Langauage Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Dec-2018
From: Joanna Szewczyk <>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics; Langauage Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: Language Studies
Job Location: Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor – Spanish Second Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Second Language Education

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Spanish at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position start date is July 1, 2019. We seek candidates whose research expertise is in Second Language Acquisition with a clear research agenda in theoretically driven experimental approaches or Second Language Education with a clear research agenda in Educational Technology or Language Teaching & Learning. Spanish must be the primary language of research focus. Research accomplishments in Heritage Linguistics would be an asset.

- The successful candidate must have a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degree, in Spanish Second Language Acquisition, Spanish Second Language Education, or related area, by the start date or shortly thereafter
- The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching & research
- Excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked & field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, research grants & awards & strong endorsements by referees of high standing
- Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, & the teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi & teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application
- Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish (i.e., ability to teach in Spanish at all levels of the undergraduate & graduate programs) & a functional level of English proficiency are required

- The successful candidate will teach undergraduate Language, Linguistics &/or Teaching & Learning courses in the field of Spanish at the Department of Language Studies, UTM & engage in the experiential learning activities offered in the Department
- The successful candidate will be expected to develop & maintain an active, independent, innovative, internationally competitive, & externally funded program of research, to contribute to the education & training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students & to develop innovative curriculum in Spanish
- S/he will undertake graduate teaching & supervision as a member of the Graduate Department of Spanish & Portuguese or the Graduate Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, OISE, at the St George campus

For all position & application details, & to apply please visit the application link below. Applications should include:
- A cover letter
- A curriculum vitae
- A teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, & teaching evaluations)
- A statement outlining current & future research interests
- A diversity statement as it relates to research & teaching, and
- Two representative publications

All application materials must be submitted online. Please direct questions to the contact information below.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community & especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, & others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential & cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians & permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Deadline: 14-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Joanna Szewczyk

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