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Assistant Professor – Linguistics and Language Studies (ALDS)

Carleton University

FFields of Specialization: Language and Education, Critical Discourse Analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Cross-cultural Communication
Academic Unit: Linguistics and Language Studies
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: March 10, 2019

About the Position:
Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (ALDS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019.

We are looking for an individual specializing in one or more of the following areas: Language and Education, Critical Discourse Analysis, Discourse Studies, Critical Applied Linguistics, and Cross-cultural Communication. Interdisciplinarity and the ability to teach Systemic Functional Linguistics are beneficial assets.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, or related field, a well-defined research agenda and an active research profile with a strong commitment to the dissemination of scholarship through publication. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach to a culturally diverse student body in both undergraduate and graduate programs, to provide graduate supervision at the MA level and co-supervision at the PhD level, to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. Applicants should consult the undergraduate and graduate calendars and specify which of our existing courses in ALDS they are able to teach, and describe courses they would like to develop. The successful candidate should be able to teach the following undergraduate and graduate courses: ALDS 1001: Language Matters, Introduction to Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies; ALDS 2201: Analysis of Spoken Language in Use; ALDS 2202: Analysis of Written Language in Use; ALDS 2704: Bilingualism; ALDS 3706: Discourse Analysis; ALDS 3202: Cross-cultural Communication; and ALDS 4709/5102: Systemic Functional Linguistics; ALDS 5408: Critical Discourse Analysis.

Application Instructions:
Applications should be submitted in one single PDF file to the attention of Jaffer Sheyholislami, Interim Director of SLaLS, at Please indicate "ALDS-Tenure Track” in the subject line of your application. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching philosophy, and copies of representative publications. Three letters of reference should also be sent to the attention of Jaffer Sheyholislami at

The closing date for receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is March, 10, 2019.

Please indicate in your application (e.g., cover letter) if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About the Academic Unit:
The School's programs in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies are housed in a large unit representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with courses in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and less commonly taught languages such as Anishinaabemowin, lnuktitut, Ki-Swahili, as well as Communication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and courses in English as a Second Language for international students, immigrants and refugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at

About Carleton University:
Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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