Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited Term Appointment) in French Linguistics - University of Toronto in Toronto Ontario

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University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J4



Detailed Job Description

The Department of French at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three year Contractually Limited Term Appointment in French Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The expected start date of the appointment is September 1, 2015, ending on August 31, 2018. 


The successful candidate must be a native or near native speaker of French, be able to work in an English-speaking environment, and hold a PhD in French Studies with a specialization in Linguistics or a PhD in Linguistics. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in introductory linguistics, quantitative & experimental methods, second language acquisition and bilingualism, sociolinguistics, or theoretical syntax and morphology. The successful candidate will also coordinate tutorials and train and supervise teaching assistants. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Department is seeking applicants with a specialization in any area of French Linguistics but preference will be given to those able to teach courses in the areas mentioned above. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching, strong knowledge of the fields mentioned above, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. An established or emerging record of scholarly accomplishment as evidenced by refereed publications, conference presentations, and grants and awards is required.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking the link below.  Submission guidelines can be found at: Applicants should submit the following compiled in a single PDF file:


  1. a cover letter of no more than two single-spaced pages;

  2. a curriculum vitae;

  3. a teaching dossier containing a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and the detailed description of a possible research-oriented course intended for fourth-year undergraduate majors and specialists;

  4. a sample of published work; and

  5. the names and email addresses of three referees


Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to  At least one of these three letters must address directly the candidate’s teaching ability. Complete applications are due no later than Wednesday, August 12, 2015; however, this search will remain open until filled.  Please address any questions to Ms Marjorie Rolando, Assistant to the Chair, at with subject line: "CLTA French Linguistics – (your full name)".

More information on the University of Toronto ( and the Department of French ( can be found on their respective websites.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Keyword Phrases

  • PhD in French studies
  • native or near native speaker of French
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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