Job: Assistant Professor, Language Diversity

The Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in the area of Language Diversity. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and will begin on July 1, 2019.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in linguistics by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.  Candidates must have expertise and experience in syntax, semantics and experimental fieldwork of Brazilian languages with the aim of strengthening international partnerships and developing exchange and experiential learning programs with institutions and universities in Brazil.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program, and maintain an active research agenda. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach and supervise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advance linguistically-grounded relationships with Brazil and participate in the academic life of the department.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching linguistics will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations  submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Additionally, evidence of deep engagement with Brazilian languages must be demonstrated in research outputs and by collaborations with Brazilian communities and existing (or planned) partnerships in Brazil.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages, a current curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, evidence of teaching ability (a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations) , one recent article-length writing sample relevant to the position, and the names and email addresses of three referees.  Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference as signed documents on letterhead, preferably as a PDF document, sent directly to Sali Tagliamonte via email to with the subject line: “Language Diversity – (your full name)” by the job closing date.

Please combine your application into one or two files. If you have questions about this position, please email the contact address above.

All application materials, including reference letters should be submitted online and received by October 9th, 2018 11:59PM EST.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format as follows: (1) Cover letter and CV; (2) Research Statement and Teaching dossier.

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

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

Updated: August 21, 2018 — 3:01 pm