LINGUIST List 32.2714

Fri Aug 20 2021

Jobs: Chinese; Chinese, Mandarin; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - General Linguistics with expertise in Chinese Linguistics, University of Toronto at Mississauga

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Date: 20-Aug-2021
From: Joanna Szewczyk <>
Subject: Chinese; Chinese, Mandarin; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - General Linguistics with expertise in Chinese Linguistics, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto at Mississauga
Department: Language Studies
Job Location: Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor, General Linguistics with expertise in Chinese Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn),English (eng)


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time teaching stream position in the area of General Linguistics with a specialization in Chinese Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in linguistics, Chinese linguistics, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. Applicants must have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and the demonstrated ability to successfully work in an English-medium academic context. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. Candidates must have teaching expertise in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level, including preparation and delivery of both large and small enrolment courses, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Responsibilities include teaching large and small undergraduate courses in general linguistics as well as more advanced undergraduate courses in Chinese linguistics. Scholarly activities for this position include work in the areas of teaching methodologies and practice, curriculum development and implementation, and scholarship related to undergraduate teaching and learning or discipline-based scholarship related to Chinese linguistics. We seek creative and innovative candidates who will take a leadership role in the area of pedagogy. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, outreach, and collaboration with other faculty members.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, publications and/or presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, pedagogically informed syllabi and course materials, and outstanding teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

For more information about the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Department of Language Studies, please visit and

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All applications and relevant material must be submitted online – please refer to the posting for detailed information and instructions at the application link below.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 20, 2021.

Application Deadline: 20-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Assistant to the Chair Joanna Szewczyk

Page Updated: 20-Aug-2021