LINGUIST List 31.3247

Mon Oct 26 2020

Jobs: Syntax; Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, McMaster University

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Date: 26-Oct-2020
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Subject: Syntax; Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: McMaster University
Department: Linguistics and Languages
Job Location: Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Linguistics with Specialization in Syntax

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax


Tenure-Track Position--Assistant Professor in Linguistics with specialization in syntax, and additional focus in morphology, semantics, and/or sociolinguistics

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.

Position Description:
Areas of Specialization: Syntax, and additional focus in morphology, semantics, and/or sociolinguistics

Areas of competence:
At the time of appointment, applicants should have a Ph.D. in linguistics, with evidence of strong research and teaching potential. The successful candidate should be able to teach core linguistics courses (some or all of syntax, morphology, semantics, typology, at the undergraduate and graduate level). We especially seek a colleague whose research and teaching will enhance sociolinguistic awareness, linguistic diversity and social justice within the department and associated programs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as university-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities.

The Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University is home to two undergraduate programs (Linguistics; Cognitive Science of Language) and an interdisciplinary graduate program (MSc; PhD) in the Cognitive Science of Language which includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The department has a strong research orientation and has expertise in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Corpus Linguistics. The appointed candidate will be invited to join McMaster’s Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental & Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL). For further information on the Department of Linguistics and Languages, please see: For further information on ARiEAL, please see:

The starting date for the appointment is scheduled for July 1, 2021. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence:
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following materials through the University’s electronic portal, found at the application link provided below for Job Opening 34770, by December 15, 2020:
- Submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae (applicants are encouraged to describe the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable)
- Submit a research statement (2-3 pages)
- Submit 3 representative papers which may include published papers, papers under review and manuscripts
- Submit a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (2-page maximum)
- Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other profession settings (2-page maximum)
- Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process. We ask that in order to minimize bias in the selection process, you do not include the names of referees in the initial application.

Applications received by December 15, 2020 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Office of the Dean.

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Ivona Kucerova

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