LINGUIST List 32.1287

Mon Apr 12 2021

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

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 10-Apr-2021
From: Madelyn Kissock <>
Subject: Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 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 in Historical Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics

Required Language(s): Indo-European


This position is closed.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in linguistic theory and historical linguistics and specialization in two branches of older Indo-European. The applicant will be required to teach courses in Indo-European and Historical Linguistics in a theoretically-informed manner. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics by contract start date and proven excellence in teaching in the relevant areas. Applicants who have a Ph.D. in Indo-European or a related field will be considered as well. Experience with online/remote instruction is a significant asset. This position is subject to budgetary approval and need, and is full-time, normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. 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.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. We require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

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 candidates, 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 application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians 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 applicants 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

Complete details at

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514.848.2424 x4323.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair, Dept. of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, email address:, and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae and a teaching statement.

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced position to be sent directly to Electronic applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021

Application Deadline: This position is closed.

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Madelyn Kissock

Page Updated: 02-Jun-2021