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Mon Nov 09 2020

Jobs: French; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

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Date: 09-Nov-2020
From: Marjorie Rolando <>
Subject: French; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto
Department: French
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: French Experimental Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Experimental and Quantitative Methodologies

Required Language(s): French (fra)


Assistant Professor – French Experimental Linguistics (978)

The Department of French in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of French Experimental Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Linguistics or French Linguistics by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful applicant must have native or near-native competence in French and at least near-native competence in English.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate must have strong demonstrated expertise in French Linguistics, with a focus on Experimental and Quantitative Methodologies which may include areas such as: application of experimental methodologies to linguistic theory, behavioral experiments, quantitative and statistical approaches to observational study data, and computational modelling of empirical data.

Candidates must also have demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following areas of linguistics: bilingualism/multilingualism, L2 acquisition, morphology, semantics, or variationist sociolinguistics.

French must be a main language of research focus. 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.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach, in French, quantitative methods courses and core theoretical courses in French linguistics, as well as French as a Second Language. Duties will include teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence, which will be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant academic journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (containing a teaching statement, sample course materials and teaching evaluations) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements of teaching in the letters of reference.

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George campus in downtown Toronto. More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of French can be found on their respective websites.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. For a more detailed description, please check the University of Toronto's career site.

Application Deadline: 04-Jan-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Marjorie Rolando

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