LINGUIST List 32.3443

Mon Nov 01 2021

Jobs: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS), University of Alberta

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 01-Nov-2021
From: Juhani Järvikivi <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation


The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS) position. This full time appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Linguistics or an allied field, have experience with fieldwork and community-based documentation or ethnography of Indigenous languages, and demonstrate evidence of relevant peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Relevant teaching experience is desired. The successful candidate’s research could include, but is not limited to, Indigenous/endangered language documentation, the sociocultural dynamics of language and language revitalization, and/or development of technologies in support of endangered language sustainability.

Our department is deeply committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in research and teaching and we particularly encourage and will especially welcome applications from women and/or members of Indigenous communities.

The Department seeks candidates with demonstrated background in and knowledge of issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples, and with experience in community-engaged research with Indigenous communities. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative externally-funded research program, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide service to the Department, Faculty, University, and discipline. The successful candidate will also be expected to offer courses in linguistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in Indigenous Language Sustainability, including those that are part of our new Certificate in Language Documentation and Revitalization, as well as in their own area of specialization.

The Department of Linguistics currently has 14 full-time academic faculty members, 150 undergraduate majors and 29 graduate students. The Department is also home to the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI), administered through the Department ( CILLDI hosts an annual Summer School which provides basic training in linguistics, Indigenous languages, second language teaching and other aspects of professional enhancement related to ILS. Those interested in learning more about the Department of Linguistics are invited to view our website ( or contact Juhani Järvikivi (see email address below).

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please Apply Online below and submit the following:
- Cover letter that includes an overview of your program of research and the names of the three referees. Please note: Letters of reference will only be requested from selected candidates. Referees should be prepared to send their letters in January.
- CV
- Copies of up to three publications (submitted as one attachment under "List of Publications" option)
- Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (Attach under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests" option)

Please, apply online via the application link below. Application Deadline: Open until filled, review of applications begins on 1 Jan 2022.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Chair of the Search Committee Juhani Järvikivi

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