LINGUIST List 29.579

Fri Feb 02 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Brock University

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Gary Libben <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: Brock University
Department: Applied Linguistics
Job Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Science


The Department of Applied Linguistics at Brock University invites applicants for a probationary tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor in Linguistics/Language Science commencing on July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.

Brock's Department of Applied Linguistics distinguishes itself as the only Canadian university department devoted to this sub-discipline. Its strong undergraduate and graduate programs, while applied, are firmly grounded in theoretical and experimental linguistics. At the undergraduate level the department is well-established as a destination for those following a path towards becoming a speech language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist. Our pre-packaged Speech and Hearing Sciences program is specifically designed to fulfill prerequisite requirements for students to apply to graduate programs in Canada and the US, and graduates enjoy above average success rates. The department has further established itself as the only undergraduate TESL program in Canada that qualifies for official recognition to teach English to adult immigrant learners in provincially funded language programs in Ontario. The department also attracts students to post-graduate certificate programs, which prepare students for admission to graduate programs in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, and TESL, if they completed their degrees in other disciplines before deciding on one of these new directions. The department's MA in Applied Linguistics program provides research-based perspectives on Second Language Acquisition as it relates to teaching English as a Second or Subsequent language, and prepares graduates for greater opportunities in teaching, and for doctoral studies in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.

Successful applicants will have completed the Ph.D. (or be near completion) in Language Science, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in university service. We encourage all strong candidates but preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following domains: language/communication sciences, speech perception and/or production, speech and/or language disorders, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, quantitative methods, experimental phonetics, experimental second language acquisition or bilingualism.

Applications should be received by March 15, 2018 to guarantee full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three reference letters sent directly by the referee.

Applications may be submitted in either hard copy or electronically, although electronic copies are strongly preferred.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. More information on Brock University can be found on the University's website

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2018 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair Gary Libben
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics Gary Libben

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