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Assistant Professor Position, Department of Linguistics, McGill University, Deadline: November 15

Department of Linguistics

McGill University


The Department of Linguistics, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track
position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 August 2010. This is a joint appointment
between Linguistics and one of the following departments: German Studies, Hispanic Studies,
Italian Studies, or Russian and Slavic Studies. The successful candidate will be an
experimentalist, working on the acquisition or processing of the syntax (or related
specializations) of German, Italian, Spanish or Russian. Additional assets include a demonstrable
ability to teach courses on topics such as the grammatical structure of the language in question,
the history of the language, dialect variation, bilingualism, etc.

General qualifications: PhD in linguistics and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching
in the area(s) of specialization. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching,
graduate research guidance and administrative responsibilities. Duties will be split equally
between the two departments sharing the joint appointment. Salary: McGill scale. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2009.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent
residents of Canada will be given priority. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but
knowledge of French is an asset.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications
from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women,
persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to
further diversification.

Applicants should send a letter of introduction, C.V., samples of research, teaching evaluations
and any additional supporting documents to the address below. Three letters of recommendation
should be sent under separate cover.

Prof. Glyne Piggott
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
McGill University
1085 ave Docteur-Penfield
Montreal (Que)
Canada H3A 1A7

Email : connie.digiuseppe [at]
Web site :

Shawn Whelan
Administrative Secretary
McGill University
Languages and Literatures Administrative Services
688 Sherbrooke St. W., Suite 0425
Montreal QC  H3A 3R1

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