Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Saint Mary’s University, Linguistics Program

The Linguistics Program at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin 1 September 2017.  The position is a sabbatical replacement. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a full-year Introduction to Linguistics course, and three single-semester second-year courses. One of these is Phonetics in the fall term, the others are Phonology and Semantics in the winter term.  The program is seeking an excellent teacher and researcher. Applicants must have a doctorate in linguistics and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Salary will be determined according to the regular Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months.  Collective Agreement Link:


Saint Mary’s University has approximately 7,500 full-time students. The Linguistics Program is an undergraduate interdisciplinary program offering, Honours, Majors, Minors, and a Certificate in Linguistics. Program courses include core areas and courses cross-listed with Anthropology, English, French, Irish Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.  The Academic Calendar with program and course information is available here:


More information about the SMU Linguistics Program is available here:


Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Apply for this opportunity by visiting and use the online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested on and apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button. Applicants should submit an application package consisting of a letter of application (directed to Dr. Elissa Asp, Linguistics Coordinator), a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of recent scholarly writing, graduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information of three referees.  Where possible, please merge these documents into one (1) PDF file.

The closing date for applications is Friday, March 31st, 2017.

If you require further information, please contact:

Elissa Asp,

Linguistics Coordinator

Saint Mary’s University

Tel: 902-420-5717

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