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Instructor I – Linguistics and Language Studies (Applied Linguistics)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition/CTESL)
Academic Unit: Linguistics and Language Studies
Category of Appointment: One-year Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Closing Date: May 05, 2019

About the Position:
Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies (SLaLS) invites applications for a one-year term position in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (CTESL/SLA) at the rank of Instructor I, commencing July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a culturally diverse student body. Some potential courses are: Language Matters: an Introduction to Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (1st year); Linguistic Theory and Second Language Learning (2nd year); English as a Global Language (3rd year), and Major Structures of English (4th year), and Second Language Acquisition (4th year).

About the Academic Unit:
We are looking for an individual with a PhD degree with a research specialization in the area of language acquisition and/or second language learning and teaching. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the university level.

Applicants must be fully qualified to contribute to the second language learning and teaching aspects of the School, which includes participation in our two TESL programs (CTESL and MA/TESL option), and should meet the requirements for the TESL Ontario TESL Trainer Certificate of Accreditation/ Methodology Instructor. By July 1, 2019, applicants will have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

The School's Linguistics program is housed in a unit representing a rich diversity of perspectives on language, with degree programs in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies, as well as courses, minors or certificates in Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and Russian, as well as Communication Courses for Disciplines and Professions and English as a Second Language for international students, immigrants and refugees. Detailed information on the School can be found at

Application Instructions:
Applications should be submitted, with the subject heading ALDS-CTESL, in one single PDF file to Jaffer Sheyholislami, Acting Director of SLaLS, at Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae as well as a concise dossier that includes a statement of teaching and written evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Director.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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. With over 30,000 students, 900 academic faculty, and 1,100 staff and more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital 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.