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Assistant Professor, Contractually Limited Term

Appointment (CLTA) - French Linguistics - 1700830

Posted Date:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


The Department of French at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment in French Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020.

We seek candidates whose research expertise is in French Linguistics, with a focus on two or more of the following areas: L2 acquisition/bilingualism, corpus/experimental linguistics, formal linguistics, language variation and contact. French must be the primary language of research focus. Candidates must have a demonstrable ability to teach core undergraduate courses from a formal perspective, as well as advanced French as a Second Language courses.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Linguistics or a related field by the start date of the appointment, or shortly thereafter. S/he will be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate as well as graduate students.

This position will be held at the University of Toronto campus in downtown Toronto (St George campus). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

More information on the University of Toronto and the Department of French can be found on their respective websites.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. Submission guidelines can be found at: To ensure consideration, applicants should submit complete applications by June 29, 2017. Complete applications will include:

1) a curriculum vitae;
2) a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages;
3) a teaching dossier with a brief statement outlining teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a proposal for a course intended for advanced undergraduates in the department’s French Linguistics Major/Specialist;
4) one writing sample of no more than 30pp (for example, an article, conference paper or excerpt drawn from a dissertation chapter);
5) the names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Three letters of reference, including one that speaks directly to teaching ability, should be sent directly by the referee under separate cover by the June 29, 2017 deadline, preferably signed PDF documents on letterhead, to the Chair at (with “French Linguistics Position” and the applicant’s name in the subject line).

We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to the Chair, at with subject line: “French Linguistics Position - (your full name)”.

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.


DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH - Faculty of Arts and Science - University of Toronto


St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)



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