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Tenure-Track Position in Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics – Linguistics

Last updated: October 5, 2020, 1:49 p.m.

Job title: Assistant Professor – Linguistics
Position code: 20_L_CMLL_M
Date posted:  October 5, 2020
Application deadline: December 1, 2020
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

Concordia University's Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment in Linguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered. The successful applicant will specialize in Phonetics and have competence in generative linguistics theory demonstrated through both research and teaching. Research on an Indo-European language that complements the expertise of current faculty is desirable. Competence in teaching linguistic field methods is a significant advantage.

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. Commensurate with their rank, candidates will be assessed on their demonstrated potential to attract diverse students and collaborators to Concordia University, conduct internationally recognized research, secure research funds, as well as teach and drive curricular development within their respective area.

Qualifications and assets

Applicant must have a PhD in Linguistics with demonstrated teaching experience in both articulatory and acoustic Phonetics as well as the ability to teach broadly in an undergraduate linguistics program. Evidence for, or the ability to develop, a strong research program through high impact publications and a track record of externally funded projects is necessary.

How to apply

Applications should be addressed to: Dr. Madelyn Kissock, Chair, Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics ( and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code 20_L_CMLL_M, a detailed curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, and the names and contact information of three (3) referees. Note: 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 ( Electronic applications should be submitted by December 1, 2020 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2021.

Concordia strives to be an inclusive institution that is welcoming of diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to improve learning, advance research, inspire creativity, and drive productivity. We define diversity broadly to include both ethnic and socio-cultural background and diversity of perspectives, ideologies and traditions.

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 conduct innovative research and 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
  • conducting research with underrepresented and/or underserved communities
  • 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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