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CRC Tier 1 (Associate/Full Professor), in Language Sciences

University of British Columbia

The Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver campus ( invites applications at the full or senior associate professor level, for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Language Sciences which will begin July 1, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

We are seeking applicants with international research reputations who are committed to interdisciplinary research in the language sciences, and who would welcome the opportunity to assume a leadership role in the university-wide Language Sciences initiative ( We are looking for outstanding candidates in any area of psychology that encompasses language sciences, but preference will be given to those candidates who take a developmental approach. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, language development, speech processing, the neurobiology of language, the genetics of language, computational approaches to language processing, bilingualism, etc. Applicants should have research interests that complement existing strengths in the department ( The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research that leads to publication; conduct effective undergraduate and graduate teaching and research supervision; and contribute to departmental service. This individual will also serve as a co-director of the UBC Language Sciences Initiative.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding researchers in areas that will further the institution’s strategic research plan. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: and

Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at: Applicants should upload by the deadline the following documents in the order listed: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of leadership accomplishments, 3 publications, and a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via email to

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019. 

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will first be appointed at the appropriate level (Full or Associate Professor).

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.