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Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Prof. in Linguistics Specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience

McMaster University

We are seeking a researcher who uses experimental techniques and whose research probes linguistic structure, language processing, or language acquisition. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in cognitive science of language and its methods at the undergraduate and graduate level (e.g., LINGUIST 2D03 Research Methods, LINGUIST 3NL3 Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, LINGUIST 4NN3 Cognitive Neurolinguistics Laboratory). We especially seek a colleague whose research and teaching will enhance sociolinguistic awareness, linguistic diversity and social justice within the department and associated programs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the department’s collegial and collaborative intellectual community as well as university-wide inclusive excellence goals and priorities. An ideal senior candidate would be prepared to serve as departmental Chair.

The Department of Linguistics and Languages at McMaster University is home to two undergraduate programs (Linguistics; Cognitive Science of Language) and an interdisciplinary graduate program (MSc; PhD) in the Cognitive Science of Language which includes faculty from Humanities, Science, and Health Sciences. The department has a strong research orientation and has expertise in Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Corpus Linguistics. The appointed candidate will be invited to join McMaster’s Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental & Applied Linguistics (ARiEAL). For further information on the Department of Linguistics and Languages, please see: For further information on ARiEAL, please see:

The starting date for the appointment is scheduled for July 1, 2023. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
Please submit applications online through McMaster University’s electronic portal: (Faculty Positions, Job ID 50523). Applications received by December 11, 2022 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

• Submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae (applicants are encouraged to describe the impact that career interruptions have had on research productivity, if applicable)
• Submit a research statement (2-3 pages)
• Submit 3 representative papers which may include published papers, papers under review and manuscripts
• Submit a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (2-page maximum)
• Submit a brief statement describing any contributions made or planned in relation to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion or inclusive excellence in teaching, research or service within higher education, community-based or other professional settings (2-page maximum)
• Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process. We ask that in order to minimize bias in the selection process, you do not include the names of referees in the initial application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicant’s status as either a permanent resident of Canada or Canadian citizen. Applicants need not identify country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

☐ Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
☐ No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete. Direct any inquiries about this position to Dr. Elisabet Service, the selection committee chair at