26.2075, Jobs: Endangered Language Sustainability; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

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Subject: 26.2075, Jobs: Endangered Language Sustainability; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

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Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:01:09
From: Herbert Colston [santhi at ualberta.ca]
Subject: Endangered Language Sustainability; General Linguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

 
University or Organization: University of Alberta 
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Alberta, Canada 
Web Address: http://ualberta.ca/
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Department of Linguistics
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Endangered Language Sustainability


Description:

Competition No. - A110726182
Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites
applications for a tenure-track appointment ranked at Assistant Professor in
Endangered Language Sustainability (ELS), with a secondary appointment (5-year
term, renewable) as Director, Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy
Development Institute (CILLDI).  CILLDI is administered through the Department
of Linguistics, and sponsored by the Faculties of Arts, Education and Native
Studies (http://www.cilldi.ualberta.ca).

Applicants must hold a PhD, have published peer-reviewed scholarly research
and demonstrate teaching relevant to endangered language documentation and
ELS, especially of indigenous North American languages.  The successful
candidate must have extensive professional and community connections leading
to research and education efforts involving ELS at national and international
levels.  The research could include, but is not limited to, documentation; new
technologies for endangered language sustainability; production of
dictionaries, grammars and corpora of endangered languages; and curriculum
development/assessment tools for second language teaching in endangered
language contexts.  Candidates must demonstrate capacity to secure external
funding for research relating to ELS.  The successful candidate is expected to
offer linguistics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels,
especially in the teaching of Aboriginal languages as second languages and
applied linguistics relating to ELS.  Experiencing teaching morphosyntax would
be an advantage.  The successful candidate is also expected to supervise
graduate students in the department and contribute to university service.

For the Directorship component, the successful candidate must have experience
consulting with Aboriginal communities preferably within Western Canada;
developing and implementing strategic plans for ELS educational and other
activities; liaising with senior academic, governmental and corporate
administrators, as well as University personnel at multiple academic
institutions for operations concerning delivery of ELS educational content to
language educators.  The successful candidate must demonstrate capacity to
secure external public and private funding, as well as experience managing the
operation of ELS education efforts.  The successful candidate will be expected
to offer courses in the CIILDI Summer School.

The successful candidate will be expected to expand upon
documentation/research and community education/engagement efforts by leading
the Department’s plan to establish a new CILS (Centre for Indigenous Language
Sustainability), which is envisioned as an internationally recognized program
to document and sustain endangered languages through funding, research,
publication, other dissemination and community service as well as education
efforts.  The successful candidate is expected to develop new certificate
programs and work toward establishing new ELS degree programs in the
Department of Linguistics.

Please visit the following sites for information on the University of Alberta,
the Faculty of Arts and the Edmonton metropolitan area
(http://www.ualberta.ca,  http://www.arts.ualberta.ca,
http://www.edmonton.ca).

This full-time tenure track appointment takes effect July 1, 2015. 
Applications will start to be reviewed May 15, 2015.



Application Deadline: 15-Oct-2015 (Open until filled)
	  
Web Address for Applications: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110726182/ 
Contact Information:
	Dr. Herbert Colston 
	Email: santhi at ualberta.ca 


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