Tenure-Track Position Experimental Phonetics
McMaster University, Department of Linguistics and Languages

Tenure-Track Position Experimental Phonetics


The Department of Linguistics and Languages invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018


Area of specialization: Experimental Phonetics


Areas of competence: At the time of appointment, applicants should have a Ph.D., with evidence of a strong research program with evidence of experimental expertise and teaching experience. The successful candidate will have familiarity in all aspects of phonetics (articulatory, auditory, acoustic), with a focus on experimental methods (e.g., palatography), and an interest in clinical applications. Must be able to teach some or all of the following: phonetics (including experimental phonetics), phonology, anatomy of speech and hearing, and statistics/ research methods, and contribute to McMaster Speech-Language Pathology program. The department currently houses a large research centre (ARiEAL) that contains a phonetics lab that will be fully at the disposal of the successful candidate, as well as a neurolinguistics lab, brain and memory lab, eye-tracking lab, and language structures & bilingualism lab. It is hoped that the successful candidate will pursue research collaborations with colleagues within and outside of the Department of Linguistics and Languages.


The Department of Linguistics and Languages is home to two undergraduate programs (Linguistics; Cognitive Science of Language) and the graduate program (MSc; PhD) in the Cognitive Science of Language. The programs are interdisciplinary and include faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The department has a strong research orientation and has expertise in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Corpus Linguistics. Other resources available to departmental researchers include a number of high resolution EEG systems, eye-movement recording facilities, and a 3T research only MRI. For further information on the Department of Linguistics and Languages, please see: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~linguistics/

The starting date for the appointment is scheduled for July 1, 2018. Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Applications received by January 8, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.


How to Apply


Application packages should include; a letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae, a research statement, 3-5 published papers, and a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness. Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/. References accepted electronically emailed to: lingdept@mcmaster.ca. Queries should be addressed to Dr. Magda Stroinska, Chair, Department of Linguistics and Languages at lingdept@mcmaster.ca.


Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the application deadline.


To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:


Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


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

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