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Instructor I – Linguistics and Language Studies (Discourse and Genre Studies, Applied Linguistics)

Carleton University

Fields of Specialization: Discourse Studies, Genre Studies, General Applied Linguistics
Academic Unit: Linguistics and Language Studies
Category of Appointment: One-year term - Two positions
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Closing Date: Applications will be considered starting June 20 and continue until the position is filled

About the Position:
Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for two term positions in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies (ALDS) at the rank of Instructor I, commencing August 1, 2019.

We are looking for two individuals specializing in one of the following areas: Discourse Studies, Genre Studies, and general Applied Linguistics. The ability to teach systemic functional linguistics is a strong asset. Applicants will have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, or a related field, by August 1, 2019, and a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching.

Successful candidate will be expected to teach to a culturally diverse student body in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. Applicants will be expected to teach several courses from this list: ALDS 1001, ALDS 2201, ALDS 2202, ALDS 2203, ALDS 2704, ALDS 3401, ALDS 3402, ALDS 3706, ALDS 4709/ 5102, ALDS 5001, ALDS 5408.

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 Term Instructor” in the subject line of your application. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy. In addition, applicants should consult the undergraduate and graduate calendars and specify which of our existing courses in ALDS they are able to teach. Three letters of reference should also be sent to the attention of Jaffer Sheyholislami at

Complete applications, including the letters of reference, will be considered starting June 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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. With over 30,000 students, in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery and the generation of 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 groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. 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 carefully considered.

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.

Carleton University acknowledges and respects the Algonquin people, traditional custodians of the land on which the Carleton University campus is situated.