LINGUIST List 30.4173

Mon Nov 04 2019

Jobs: French; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology: Assitant Professor, University of Toronto

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 04-Nov-2019
From: Marjorie Rolando <>
Subject: French; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology: Assitant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: French
Job Location: Toronto, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assitant Professor, Tenure Stream

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Morphology; Bilingualism; Lexicology

Required Language(s): French (fra)


The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in French Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2020 or shortly thereafter.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must have expertise in French Linguistics, with a focus on Computational Methodologies which may include areas such as: application of computational methodologies to linguistic theory, text/corpus linguistics, platforms and software for language processing and language learning, theories and applications related to large corpora, modeling of language processing and production or NLP. Candidates must also have expertise in at least one area of linguistics (bilingualism, L1/L2 acquisition, lexicology, morphology, phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics, etc.). French must be the primary language of research focus. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach core undergraduate courses in French linguistics from a formal perspective, including quantitative methods, as well as advanced French as a Second Language courses. Duties will include teaching at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Applicants must:
- Have a PhD in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or a related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter.
- Have native or near-native competence in French and near-native competence in English.
- Provide evidence of excellence in research, which will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, the submitted research statement and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
- Provide evidence of excellence in teaching, which will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, the teaching dossier (containing a teaching statement, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations) submitted as part of the application.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, please visit

Application Deadline: 09-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Administrative Assistant Marjorie Rolando
Phone: 416-926-2304

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