[lg policy] [BILING] Position in linguistics at the University of Alberta

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Chair, Department of Linguistics**** University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Competition No.  -   ****


Closing Date  -   ****

*Will remain open until filled.*****


The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of
Alberta invites applications for the position of Department Chair with
tenure at the associate or full professor level. The Department consists of
eleven full-time, continuing faculty members and currently is home to 40
graduate students at the Masters and PhD level. The Department of
Linguistics has a strong commitment to empirical and experimental
approaches to linguistic research and its members conduct investigations in
phonetics, the morphosyntax and semantics of Amerindian languages, child
bilingual acquisition, child language impairment, corpus linguistics,
psycholinguistics, phonology, cognitive linguistics, child and adult
2ndlanguage acquisition, language documentation and revitalization,
computational historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. More
information about the Department can be found at

The Chair will be someone with a strong sense of collaborative leadership
and a clear commitment to continuing to develop the Department’s standing
within the University, within Canada, and internationally on the cutting
edge of data-centered approaches to the study of human language and
linguistic development. The Chair will support a culture of grantsmanship
and will contribute to the development of graduate and undergraduate
programmes in the Department and will foster the activities of the in-house
research facilities—the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics, the
Language Documentation Research Cluster, Alberta Phonetics Lab, and the
Language Acquisition Lab; an active participation in one or more of these
groups would be expected.****

Candidates with demonstrated administrative experience will be preferred,
and must hold the PhD, together with a distinguished record in university
teaching and research (including a strong track record of appropriate grant
activity) in areas of interest to the Department. The successful candidate
should have strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to
excellence in teaching and research, as well as a scholarly track record
suitable for appointment at a senior rank.****

The University of Alberta, one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished
research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over
one million with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of
living. Established in 1908 as a board-governed public institution, the
University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the top
five universities in Canada based on its strengths in teaching, research
and service. The University of Alberta serves over 38,000 students in more
than 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs (http://www.ualberta.ca/).
The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and
one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada (

Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience.****

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The
selection committee will begin consideration of candidates December 31,
2011. To receive consideration, applications (including an up-to-date
vitae *and the names of at least three referees), nominations, or
expressions of interest should be submitted in confidence to:****

Dean Lesley B. Cormack
Faculty of Arts
University of Alberta
6-33 Humanities Centre
Edmonton, Alberta Canada T6G 2E5****
How to Apply****

* Email*     ****

lesley.cormack at ualberta.ca****


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

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to
the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage
applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.****

*Johanne Paradis* | Professor | Department of Linguistics
4-46 Assiniboia Hall | University of Alberta | Edmonton, AB | T6G 2E7
| Canada
tel: 1 (780) 492-0805 | fax: 1 (780) 492-0806 |

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