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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics in Linguistics – Historical

Last updated: April 1, 2021, 4:21 p.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics in Linguistics – Historical
Date posted: April 1, 2021
Application deadline: May 3, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

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, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. 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.

Qualifications and assets

The successful applicant will have a strong background in linguistic theory and historical linguistics and specialization in two branches of older Indo-European. The applicant will be required to teach courses in Indo-European and Historical Linguistics in a theoretically-informed manner. Applicants must have a PhD in Linguistics by contract start date and proven excellence in teaching in the relevant areas. Applicants who have a PhD in Indo-European or a related field will be considered as well. Experience with online/remote instruction is a significant asset.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair, Dept. of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, email address:, and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title, a detailed curriculum vitae and a teaching statement. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference which address their qualifications for the announced position to be sent directly to Electronic applications should be submitted by May 3, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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