The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Computational Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Linguistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Cognitive Science or a closely related area—with a focus on computational linguistics—by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths in theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and Indigenous language revitalization. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must have a strong focus on applying computational methods to questions in linguistic research, e.g., language structure, processing, production, acquisition. This focus should be clearly explained in the research statement. Research connections with natural language processing (NLP)/speech technology will be considered an asset. Applicants who do not have NLP research connections should be familiar with methods used in NLP/speech technology applications. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an ability to teach foundational linguistics courses.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals/conference proceedings or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and to contribute to curriculum development of undergraduate courses in computational linguistics. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. The candidate will have an appointment in the tri-campus graduate department in Linguistics and will teach and supervise graduate students in that department.
Candidates must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and to the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Department of Language Studies is located at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and modern facilities. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centers of research. For additional information on the Department of Language Studies, please visit https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/dls/welcome-department-language-studies; to learn more about the Graduate Department of Linguistics, please see https://www.linguistics.utoronto.ca/
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a recent writing sample, and a teaching dossier, which should include a teaching statement, sample course materials, including ideas for future teaching, and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of references from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Juvénal Ndayiragije at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 17, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
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