LINGUIST List 30.1419

Fri Mar 29 2019

Jobs: Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia

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Date: 28-Mar-2019
From: Vicki Ferguson <>
Subject: Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: The University of British Columbia
Department: Linguistics
Job Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor Without Review, Syntax

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Syntax


The Department of Linguistics at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an Assistant Professor Without Review in Syntax. The one-year appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field, with a research specialization in syntax, and are expected to demonstrate a record of or strong potential for high-quality research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate programs and to participate in graduate supervision. The ideal candidate should be able to teach not only courses in syntax, but also in morphology, as well as introductory or general linguistics courses.

We especially encourage applicants whose research involves a focus on theoretically-informed empirical issues and involves primary data collection, involving either fieldwork or experimental research. A research focus on computational linguistics and/or under-studied languages are additional assets, especially the languages of the Americas, Africa, or Asia.

The Department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, fieldwork, experimental linguistics and language acquisition, and a developing research and teaching capacity in computational linguistics. The Department is a centre for the study of the Indigenous languages of the Americas with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website ( for further details. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in research and teaching and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants are asked to provide:
- A letter of application,
- A curriculum vitae,
- Research and teaching statements (including evidence of teaching effectiveness),
- No more than three samples of published or unpublished scholarship, along with any additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document).
- Applicants must also submit a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

Applications must be submitted online at the application link provided below.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date to

Review of applications will begin soon after May 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, M├ętis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Application Deadline: 03-May-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Vicki Ferguson

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