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Limited Term Appointment in Indo-European Historical Linguistics

Last updated: April 7, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

Date posted:   March 16, 2020
Application deadline:
April 17, 2020
Advertised until:  
April 30, 2020

Concordia University’s Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics invites applications for a limited-term appointment in Indo-European Historical Linguistics to begin August 1, 2020.

Position Description
This position is subject to budgetary approval and need, and is full-time, normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020 and ending May 14, 2021. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be granted a subsequent appointment, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

The successful applicant will have a strong background in linguistic theory and specialization in one or two branches of older Indo-European. Applicant will be required to teach courses in Indo-European and Historical Linguistics in a theoretically-informed manner.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics by contract start date and proven excellence in teaching in the relevant areas.  Applicants who have a Ph.D. in Indo-European or a related field will be considered as well. Successful candidates for this position must also demonstrate a willingness and ability to adapt course offerings to online formats as needed.

How to Apply
Applications should be submitted electronically to on or before April 17, 2020.  Submissions should include the following items.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced position to be sent directly to:

Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
Concordia University

All inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics

To learn more about working at Concordia, applicants are encouraged to consult the following webpages:

Faculty of Arts and Science:

Dept. of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics:

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