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Tenure-track phonology position at UBC

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Phonology to begin July 1, 2012, with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The successful candidate should have a primary specialisation in Phonology. We especially encourage applicants with research expertise in linguistic fieldwork on less well-studied languages, especially indigenous languages of the Americas, or languages of Asia or Africa.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of or potential for high-quality research and teaching of a variety of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching (including graduate supervision), and service. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia offers graduate degree programs in Linguistics and in Cognitive Systems (an interdisciplinary program involving several other departments) and undergraduate degree programs in Linguistics, Speech Science, First Nations Languages & Linguistics, and Cognitive Systems. Research in the department covers a broad range of subfields in linguistics, and approaches these from a variety of perspectives, with particular strengths in formal-theoretical linguistics, experimental and field linguistics, language acquisition, and computational approaches to the study of communicative behaviour. The department is a centre for the study of the indigenous languages of the Americas, with a particular focus on the First Nations languages of western Canada; there is also a long history of work on African languages. See the department website ( for further details.

Please send (electronically or by hardcopy) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative samples of published or unpublished work, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and any additional supporting documents to the address below by January 16, 2012. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date (again, electronically or by hardcopy) to:

Douglas Pulleyblank
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
Totem Field Studios
2613 West Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada

Email: (with “Phonology Search” in the subject line)

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.