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Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Term Appointment - Sociolinguist

University of Toronto

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for one three-year contractually limited term appointment (CLTA). The appointment is in the area of Sociolinguistics with a focus on minoritized languages and multilingual speakers. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2023.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research, teaching, and pedagogy, specifically in the area of Sociolinguistics, with a focus on heritage or other minoritized/underdocumented languages and strength in quantitative variationist and sociophonetic analysis. A record of pedagogical inquiry (SoTL) regarding the inclusion of such speakers and languages into the university curriculum is an asset. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths.

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.

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

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

The successful applicant will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in their area of specialization as well as teach in other areas as determined by the department.

More information on the University of Toronto ( and the Department of Linguistics ( can be found on their respective websites. Linguistics undergraduate course descriptions are available at

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications must submit a cover letter of no more than 2 single-spaced pages; a current curriculum vitae; a 2-3 page research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a 1-2 page teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course materials.

We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining the attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials should be submitted online and received by August 29, 2023.

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

To apply, please see the following link: