The Department of French at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in French Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1st, 2017.
We seek candidates whose research expertise is in French Linguistics, with a focus on two or more of the following areas : acquisition, corpus/experimental linguistics, formal linguistics, language variation and contact. French must be the primary language of research focus, with a preference for varieties spoken in Sub-Saharan Africa. Candidates must have a demonstrable ability to teach core undergraduate courses from a formal perspective, as well as advanced French as a Second Language courses.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in Linguistics or a related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. S/he will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate as well as graduate students.
This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St George campus). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Submission guidelines can be found at : http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by October 10th, 2016. Complete applications will include :
1. a curriculum vitae ;
2. a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages which includes a description of future research plans ;
3. a teaching dossier with a brief statement outlining teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a course intended for advanced undergraduates in the department’s French Linguistics Major/Specialist ;
4. one writing sample of no more than 30pp (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter) ;
5. the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Three letters of reference, including one that speaks directly to teaching ability, should be sent directly by the referee under separate cover by the October 10th, 2016 deadline, preferably signed PDF documents on letterhead, to Marjorie Rolando at firstname.lastname@example.org (with “French Linguistics Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).
We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at email@example.com with subject line : “French Linguistics Position - (your full name)”.
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, LGBTQ 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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply ; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.