The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Phonology. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Linguistics or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We are looking for a candidate in Theoretical Phonology. A secondary specialization in morphology, computational phonology, prosody, or Indigenous language documentation and revitalization will be considered an asset. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. 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 provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field-relevant journals 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.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About the University of Toronto and the Department of Linguistics
The University spans the cosmopolitan city of Toronto and delivers programs on three campuses in downtown Toronto (St. George), Mississauga and Scarborough, and in the acclaimed clinical and research centres of its nine fully affiliated teaching hospitals. Together, they attract over $1.3 billion in research grants and contracts each year. U of T also supports a vigorous program of commercialization and entrepreneurship through its nine incubators and accelerators and is known as one of North America’s leading universities in the creation of start-up companies. With more than 20,000 faculty and staff, almost 90,000 students enrolled across the three campuses, and an annual operating budget of $2.7 billion, the University of Toronto is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.
The Department of Linguistics is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science, with 28 faculty members, 3 staff and 60+ graduate students. Faculty research involves phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, morphology, psycholinguistics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, and language documentation and revitalization. This research is often interdisciplinary in nature, and our researchers work with other departments, faculties, and institutions, as well as with broader research initiatives based at the University of Toronto and elsewhere. Established in 1967, the department takes pride in its teaching excellence, broad research strengths, and commitment to language communities.
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 to include a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 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.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.