Assistant Professor in Linguistics/Language Science Brock University, Department of Applied Linguistics Canada

Assistant Professor


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F 07/2018

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February 01, 2018

March 15, 2018 - 23:59

Probationary Tenure-Track

Faculty of Social Sciences

Applied Linguistics

July 01, 2018


Job summary

The Department of Applied Linguistics at Brock University invites applicants for a probationary tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor in Linguistics/Language Science commencing on July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval.


Brock's Department of Applied Linguistics distinguishes itself as the only Canadian university department devoted to this sub-discipline. Its strong undergraduate and graduate programs, while applied, are firmly grounded in theoretical and experimental linguistics. At the undergraduate level the department is well-established as a destination for those following a path towards becoming a speech language pathologist (SLP) or audiologist. Our pre-packaged Speech and Hearing Sciences program is specifically designed to fulfill prerequisite requirements for students to apply to graduate programs in Canada and the US, and graduates enjoy above average success rates. The department has further established itself as the only undergraduate TESL program in Canada that qualifies for official recognition to teach English to adult immigrant learners in provincially funded language programs in Ontario. The department also attracts students to post-graduate certificate programs, which prepare students for admission to graduate programs in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, and TESL, if they completed their degrees in other disciplines before deciding on one of these new directions. The department's MA in Applied Linguistics program provides research-based perspectives on Second Language Acquisition as it relates to teaching English as a Second or Subsequent language, and prepares graduates for greater opportunities in teaching, and for doctoral studies in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia.



Successful applicants will have completed the Ph.D. (or be near completion) in Language Science, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate in university service. We encourage all strong candidates but preference will be given to those with expertise in one or more of the following domains: language/communication sciences, speech perception and/or production, speech and/or language disorders, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, quantitative methods, experimental phonetics, experimental second language acquisition or bilingualism.



Applications should be received by March 15, 2018 to guarantee full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three reference letters sent directly by the referee.


Applications may be submitted in either hard copy or electronically, although electronic copies are strongly preferred. Address: Gary Libben, Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1, CANADA. Email:


Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application. The Self-Identification Form is available here:


Brock University is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process as outlined in the Employee Accommodation Policy ( Please advise the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. More information on Brock University can be found on the University's website

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