Assistant Professor in Linguistics – University of Toronto Mississauga


The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of phonology and/or phonetics. The position start date is July 1, 2016.

Qualified candidates must have earned a PhD in Linguistics by date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Duties will include teaching in our Linguistics programs at all undergraduate levels, teaching at the graduate level, supervision of graduate students, maintaining an active research agenda, and participating in the academic life of the department.

The successful candidate must have a record of excellence in research and in teaching, and will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded program of research. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.

Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further details and to apply online please visit Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a writing sample (i.e. an article offprint or a conference paper).

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements; 2) Publications.

Arrangements should be made for three recent letters of reference, which must comment on the applicant’s research and teaching abilities, to be addressed to Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair of the Search Committee, and sent to by the closing date. Please ensure the candidate’s name and “Linguistics Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed and scanned.

The deadline for applications is October 21st, 2015. For inquires about this position, please contact For more information about the Department of Language Studies, please visit our homepage at

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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