LINGUIST List 32.2860

Wed Sep 08 2021

Jobs: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics, University of Toronto at Scarborough

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Date: 04-Sep-2021
From: Rutendo Mukwekwezeke <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Toronto at Scarborough
Department: Department of Language Studies
Job Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Computational Linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


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

Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Linguistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a relevant area, with a focus on computational linguistics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths in theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and Indigenous language revitalization. The ideal candidate will have formal training in linguistics.

Candidates’ research must have a strong focus on applying computational methods to questions in linguistic research (language structure, processing, acquisition). Connections with Natural Language Processing/speech technology will be considered an asset.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and to contribute to curriculum development of undergraduate courses in computational linguistics. The candidate will have a graduate appointment in Linguistics. Cross-appointment in Computer Science can be explored.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked relevant journals/ proceedings or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, awards, and endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through the teaching dossier submitted, as well as letters of reference.
Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful learning and working environment.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier, which should include a teaching statement, sample course materials, including ideas for future teaching, and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of references from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of colour, women, Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ2S+ and persons with disabilities.

Submission guidelines can be found at Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields via the application link below. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Ndayiragije at the email 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:
Prof. Juvénal Ndayiragije

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