LINGUIST List 32.2515

Thu Jul 29 2021

Jobs: English; Historical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

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Date: 29-Jul-2021
From: Brianne Colon <>
Subject: English; Historical Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia
Department: English Language and Literatures
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor (tenure track): History of the English Language

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Historical Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The Department of English Language and Literatures at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for an appointment in the field of the History of the English Language with a focus on World/Global Englishes.

We seek to attract candidates that can engage with the theories and methodologies currently informing the study of English Historical Linguistics (any area, any period) but that can also engage with the global context in which the language is (and has been) spoken. The successful candidate will be expected to teach first- and second-year introductions to English language study, senior undergraduate and graduate courses on the history of English and contemporary English linguistics as well as specialised seminars and courses in world/global Englishes. The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor (tenure-track) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

The Department of English Language and Literatures at UBC is unique in Canada in its ability to provide instruction and supervision in the history of the English language, cognitive linguistics, contemporary linguistic analysis, lexicography and the history and theory of rhetoric. The department also has a newly revised curriculum with courses on trans-national networks, diaspora and migration studies, Indigenous studies, critical race studies, anti/de/post-colonial studies, global south connections, world literatures, environmental studies and gender studies, all in conjunction with a robust historical curriculum.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code. Applicants are asked to include, as part of their application materials, a separate statement describing past experience that promotes diversity and inclusion, broadly understood and/or plans to make future contributions to more inclusive representation of racialized minorities in the applicant’s core discipline(s), in the academy more broadly, and/or affiliate institution(s).

Applicants must have a PhD or provide solid indication of imminent completion. Applicants should have publications and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of, or potential for, high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should submit their applications online through the application link below, and upload the following:
- A letter of application,
- Curriculum vitae,
- A description of current and future research interests,
- Statement of teaching philosophy,
- The one-page diversity statement referred to above,
- A sample of ongoing research preferably in the form of published material, and
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications and all supporting materials should be received by October 1, 2021. Applicants should also have confidential letters from three referees sent to by the same deadline.

Review of applications will begin soon after this date and will continue until the position is filled.

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

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor, Department Head Patricia Badir

Page Updated: 29-Jul-2021