LINGUIST List 29.980

Mon Mar 05 2018

Jobs: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Instructor, University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>


Date: 01-Mar-2018
From: Juhani Järvikivi <jarvikiviualberta.ca>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Instructor, University of Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Web Address: https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/
Job Title: Instructor - Quantitative Linguistics

Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Quantitative Linguistics


Description:

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students and offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus (http://www.ualberta.ca).

The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (http://www/arts.ualberta.ca).

The Department of Linguistics (https://linguistics.ualberta.ca/) at the University of Alberta invites applications for an Instructor in Quantitative Linguistics with the ability to teach statistics using R, for an eight-month teaching contract starting September 2018. The instructor will teach six semester-long courses (3/3) including introductory and advanced statistics and four courses in linguistics, subject to individual interests and departmental needs.

Courses in Linguistics have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1969, making our program one of the oldest in Western Canada. The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and has established itself as a major centre, both nationally and internationally, for graduate education and research in the empirical study of human language. Our faculty and graduate students are actively involved in a wide range of data-driven linguistic research with a strong focus on the empirical study of language through observation, fieldwork, and experimentation. We are also home to several major research grants in the areas of language acquisition, psycholinguistics, phonetics, phonology, field linguistics, corpus linguistics, and language documentation.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (preferable) or be ABD (dissertation submitted by September 1, 2018), with the ability to teach statistics using R.

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff Agreement (ATS).

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online by April 1, 2018 by submitting:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vita
- A brief statement of teaching experience and interests (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests" option)
- Summaries of previous teaching evaluations if available (Attach under "List of Publications" option)
- Names and contact information of at least two references, including one who can speak to the applicant’s teaching abilities

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your Cover Letter. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within your Cover Letter.

Application Deadline: 01-Apr-2018

Web Address for Applications: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110735047/
Contact Information:
Dr. Benjamin Tucker
Email: benjamin.tuckerualberta.ca

Page Updated: 05-Mar-2018