LINGUIST List 31.3148

Thu Oct 15 2020

Jobs: English; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Oct-2020
From: Joanna Szewczyk <>
Subject: English; Language Acquisition: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto at Mississauga
Department: Department of Language Studies
Job Location: Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Linguistics, First Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of First Language Acquisition. The position start date is July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or a related area by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a record of excellence in research and in teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.

Duties will include teaching in our Linguistics programs at all undergraduate levels, teaching at the graduate level, supervision of graduate students, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating in the academic life of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and develop and maintain an active, competitive, externally funded program of research. Evidence of excellence in research can be demonstrated through publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, research grants and awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations, submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

The application deadline is December 16th, 2020. All application materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted online by the deadline.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement:
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement:
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

For a detailed job description and duties, a detailed application process and to apply online please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 16-Dec-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Joanna Szewczyk

Page Updated: 15-Oct-2020