Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer in General Linguistics York University,Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Canada

Full Time Alternate Stream - Assistant Lecturer

Discipline/Field: General Linguistics

Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Home Department/Area/Division: Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics


The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies invites applications for an Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) tenure-track position in General Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Lecturer, to commence July 1, 2019. This is a teaching-intensive appointment and the successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate courses.


A PhD in Linguistics is required. We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with generative approaches, has a strong background in core areas of linguistics, especially in phonetics/phonology, and can teach a significant number of courses from the following: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Mind, Introduction to Speech and Language Sciences, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics (both articulatory and acoustic), Phonology, and Language Acquisition (both first and second). The Linguistics Section is in the process of developing a new undergraduate degree program in Speech and Language Sciences and the successful candidate should be able to contribute to this program. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. Pedagogical innovation in experiential education and technology enhanced learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and design. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.


York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Susan Ehrlich, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, S561 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: lllhires@yorku.ca – (Subject line: "Linguistics Alternate Stream Position"). Referees should be advised to address the candidate's qualifications and experience in relation to the position.


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 30, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Posting End Date: November 30, 2018

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