LINGUIST List 31.2868

Tue Sep 22 2020

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, York University

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Date: 22-Sep-2020
From: Gabriela Alboiu <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: York University
Department: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Bilingualism


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021, subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A PhD in Linguistics is required. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and show (promise of) excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches to linguistics, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially morpho-syntax (experimental work is a plus), and an interest in bilingualism and/or language acquisition.

The prospective candidate must be able to teach courses such as: Language and Mind, Morphology 1, Syntax 1, Semantics, First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Canadian English, Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Systems: Linguistic Mechanisms, and Languages in Contact.

Candidates must provide evidence (or promise) of research excellence as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of (forthcoming) publications; presentations at major conferences; and strong recommendations from three referees.

Evidence (or promise) of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

The position will involve undergraduate as well as graduate teaching and supervision, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Maria João Dodman, Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity. The AA Program can be found at  or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so as part of the application process. The form can also be found at: 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which is available through the application process and can also be found at

Applicants should submit:
- A signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and interest in this position,
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae,
- Samples of publications,
- A statement of research,
- A statement of teaching,
- Teaching evaluations, and
- Three confidential letters of reference.

All these documents should be uploaded to the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Chair, DLLL Maria João Dodman

Page Updated: 22-Sep-2020