[Lingtyp] Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language Sustainability (ILS) Tenure Track Position — University of Alberta

Jorge Rosés Labrada jrosesla at ualberta.ca
Mon Oct 25 18:40:16 UTC 2021

Dear colleagues,

(The link to the full ad and the application portal is here:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Language
Sustainability (ILS) position. This full time appointment is effective July
1, 2022.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in Linguistics or an
allied field, have experience with fieldwork and community-based
documentation or ethnography of Indigenous languages, and demonstrate
evidence of relevant peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Relevant
teaching experience is desired. The successful candidate’s research could
include, but is not limited to, Indigenous/endangered language
documentation, the sociocultural dynamics of language and language
revitalization, and/or development of technologies in support of endangered
language sustainability.

Our department is deeply committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in
research and teaching and we particularly encourage and will especially
welcome applications from women and/or members of Indigenous communities.

The Department seeks candidates with demonstrated background in and
knowledge of issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples, and with experience
in community-engaged research with Indigenous communities. Successful
candidates will be expected to develop an innovative externally-funded
research program, supervise and mentor graduate students, and provide
service to the Department, Faculty, University, and discipline. The
successful candidate will also be expected to offer courses in linguistics
at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in
Indigenous Language Sustainability, including those that are part of our
new Certificate in Language Documentation and Revitalization
as well as in their own area of specialization.

To have your application considered, please Apply Online at the link below
and submit the following:

   - Cover letter that includes an overview of your program of research and
   the names of the three referees. *Please note**: Letters of reference
   will only be requested from selected candidates. Referees should be
   prepared to send their letters in January.*
   - CV
   - Copies of up to three publications (submitted as one attachment under
   "List of Publications" option)
   - Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy and
   evidence of teaching effectiveness (Attach under "Statement of
   Teaching/Research Interests" option)

Any questions should be addressed to Dr. Juhani Järvikivi (
jarvikivi at ualberta.ca), Chair of the Search Committee.

Jorge Emilio Rosés Labrada (He, him, his
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Language Sustainability

4-22 Assiniboia Hall
Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta
Tel: (+1) 780-492-5698
Email: jrosesla at ualberta.ca

*The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6
territory, **and respects the history, languages, and cultures of the First
Nations, Métis, Inuit, *
*and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our
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