LINGUIST List 29.754

Fri Feb 16 2018

Jobs: Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 14-Feb-2018
From: Keren Rice <>
Subject: Phonology; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professors (CLTA), Phonology and Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonology; Sociolinguistics


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George Campus) at the University of Toronto invites applications for two one-year contractually limited term (CLTA) appointments. One appointment is in the area of Phonology. The other appointment is in the area of Sociolinguistics, with a secondary specialization in Phonetics. Both appointments will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2019.

The successful candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics by the date of appointment. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in the area of Phonology for the first appointment and Sociolinguistics, with a secondary specialization in Phonetics, for the second appointment. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated by publications in top ranked, field relevant journals, or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be documented through the applicant’s CV, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, teaching evaluations, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The appointees will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialization as well as teach in other areas as determined by the department.

More information on the University of Toronto ( and the Department of Linguistics ( can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics undergraduate course descriptions are available at Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching ability. Applicants should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference on letterhead, preferably in PDF format, sent directly to Professor Keren Rice at the address with the subject line: "Phonology Job – (your full name)" or “Sociolinguistics Job – (your full name)”, as appropriate for the position that you are applying for. If you have questions about the positions, please contact

All application materials should be submitted online and received by Apr 2, 2018. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and 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 and 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 and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Deadline: 02-Apr-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Keren Rice

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