LINGUIST List 31.1175

Fri Mar 27 2020

Jobs: Indo-European; Historical Ling; Psycholing: Assistant Professor, Concordia University

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 26-Mar-2020
From: Madelyn Kissock <>
Subject: Indo-European; Historical Ling; Psycholing: Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
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University or Organization: Concordia University
Department: Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Job Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Limited Term Appointment

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics; Psycholinguistics

Required Language(s): Indo-European


The Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec, invites applications for two limited-term appointments, one in Generative Linguistics with a specialization in Psycholinguistics and one in Indo-European Historical Linguistics. Applicants for both positions must have a strong background in linguistic theory.

For the Psycholinguistics position, the successful applicant will be a generative linguist with demonstrated competence in psycholinguistics. Competence in morphology and one or more additional subfields will be a plus.

The Indo-European Historical applicants must have a specialization in one or two branches of older Indo-European. Applicants will be required to teach courses in Indo-European and Historical Linguistics in a theoretically-informed manner.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics by contract start date and proven excellence in teaching in the relevant areas. For the Indo-European position, applicants who have a Ph.D. in Indo-European or a related field will be considered as well.

These positions are subject to budgetary approval and need, and are full-time, normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020 and ending May 14, 2021. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the email for applications below on or before April 17, 2020. Submissions should include the following items.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced position to be sent directly to:

Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Concordia University
email: (email for applications below)

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

As part of our commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next-Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to conduct innovative research and to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Application Deadline: 17-Apr-2020

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Department Chair Madelyn Kissock

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