Linguistics and Language Studies - Assistant Professor (Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies)

Carleton University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-09-11

School of Linguistics & Language Studies (Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies / Discourse & Accessibility) - Assistant Professor (Closing Date: November 1, 2013)

Carleton University's School of Linguistics and Language Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies (ALDS) at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2014.

We are looking for an individual with a specialization in Discourse Studies and with a research program pertaining to one or more areas of Accessibility (examples include (but are not limited to) Aboriginal Studies, Deaf Studies, Health Discourse, Language and Law, Literacies). The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, or related field, a well-defined research agenda and an active research profile with a strong commitment to the dissemination of scholarship through publication. Applicants must also have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach to a culturally diverse student body in both undergraduate and graduate programs, to provide graduate supervision at the MA and PhD levels, to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, and to contribute effectively to academic life in the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. Applicants should consult the undergraduate and graduate calendars and specify which of our existing courses in ALDS they are able to teach, and describe courses they would like to develop.

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, Inuktitut, 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

Applications should be submitted electronically to Professor Randall Gess, Director, School of Linguistics and Language Studies ( ). Letters of application should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae as well as a concise dossier that includes written evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Director. All application materials may be submitted electronically. The closing date for receipt of applications, including the letters of reference, is November 1, 2013.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide more than 26,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study. Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts. As an innovative institution, Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus in the central portion of Ottawa, bordered by the Rideau River on one side, and the Rideau Canal on the other. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa itself, with a population of almost one million, is Canada's capital city and reflects the country's bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton's location in the nation's capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country.

Carleton University is strongly 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 faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

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

All positions are subject to budgetary approval.


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