Department of Linguistics

Phonetics (Postdoctoral position)

16 Apr, 2018

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Phonetics, to commence no later than August 1, 2018. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s Speech in Context Lab directed by Prof. Molly Babel. Expertise in the areas of auditory and acoustic phonetics are required, and interests in social and nonsocial sources of phonetic variation, psycholinguistics, and multilingualism are advantageous. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of undergraduate and graduate research assistants.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach three courses: two upper level undergraduate sections of Introduction to Phonetics and Speech Science (LING 313) and the first level graduate phonetics course (LING 508). There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Application materials should be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/postdoctoral. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Manager of Administration, Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, ling.admin@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by June 1, 2018.  Please include “Phonetics Postdoc Search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Molly Babel at molly.babel@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Linguistics (Sessional Lecturer)

8 Mar, 2018

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for a part-time sessional lecturer in Linguistics for the 2018 Summer session to teach the following course:

2018 Summer Term 2 (July 3 – August 18, 2018)
LING 222 (3) Language Acquisition

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=LING

Requirements: A Ph.D. in Linguistics (but will also consider applicants with a minimum qualification of ABD), expertise in the subject area of the advertised course, and teaching experience at college/university level.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://linguistics.ubc.ca/positions/sessional/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 23, 2018.

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://linguistics.ubc.ca/

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” Effective July 1, 2018, the minimum salary is $6,915 per 3-credit course.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Linguistics (Postdoctoral position)

1 Dec, 2017

The Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Syntax-Pragmatics interface, to commence no later than July 1, 2018. The position may be renewed for up to two years subject to budgetary approval and positive appraisal of research progress and teaching. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or expect to have successfully defended prior to the position start date) and must be within five years of having been awarded the PhD degree at the start of the position.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to participate actively in UBC’s eh-lab directed by Prof. Martina Wiltschko. Expertise in the areas of syntax of speech acts, sentence-final particles, clause-typing, biased questions, and/or the syntax-prosody interface is an advantage, as is experience with fieldwork and/or experimental work. The successful candidate is expected to assist in the direction of the lab as well as the supervision of research assistants.

 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will also be expected to teach up to three courses, including at least one research-based (pro-)seminar in a topic of their choice. There will also be opportunities for the Postdoctoral Fellow to interact with UBC colleagues on research and teaching. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on our website, https://linguistics.ubc.ca. There will be some support for research-associated costs, including conference travel.

 

Applicants should submit a single .pdf file containing the following items (in the order listed): a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research plans, up to 2 sample publications, and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Vicki Ferguson, Administrator,
Department of Linguistics, The University of British Columbia, vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca.

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by January 15, 2018.  Please include “postdoc search” in the email subject line. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Martina Wiltschko at martina.wiltschko@ubc.ca.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Linguistics – Language Acquisition (Assistant Professor)

28 Oct, 2017

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Language Acquisition (first language acquisition and possibly also second language acquisition in children) with a specialization in phonology or morpho-phonology to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of high-quality research and a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, service, and teaching at all levels. They will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Speech Sciences Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/speech-sciences-program-descriptions/) in addition to the Linguistics Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/ undergrad/prospective-students/linguistics-program-description/), and may also participate in other programs administered by the Department.

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, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates that can bridge areas and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants should apply by December 8, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28094 and they must be prepared to upload in the order listed: a letter of application including a clear description of how they can contribute to the Speech Sciences Major, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, two samples of published or unpublished scholarship, up to two additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document), and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. Review of applications will begin after December 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date via email to: vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca (with “Acquisition Linguistics Search” in the subject line) to the email address above. Enquiries addressed to Dr. Carla Hudson Kam, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Vicki Ferguson, Department Administrator, may be sent to the same email address.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Linguistics – Speech/Phonetics and Cognitive Systems (Assistant Professor)

28 Oct, 2017

The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Speech/Phonetics and Cognitive Systems to begin July 1, 2018. Candidates should have a research program in speech or phonetics, drawing on Linguistics as well as Computer Science, Psychology, and/or Philosophy, applying computational or experimental methods to questions about speech, language, and the mind. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related field and are expected to demonstrate a record of high-quality research and a record of or potential for excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, service, and teaching at all levels.  They will be expected to contribute to teaching in the Cognitive Systems program, a multi-disciplinary undergraduate program at UBC (http://cogsys.ubc.ca/), in addition to the Speech Sciences Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/speech-sciences-program-descriptions/) and the Linguistics Major (http://linguistics.ubc.ca/undergrad/prospective-students/linguistics-program-description/) housed within the Department of Linguistics.

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, and has a long history of work on African languages. See the Department website (http://www.linguistics.ubc.ca) for further details. Candidates that can bridge areas and make links with other units on campus are especially welcome.

Applicants should apply by December 8, 2017 through the UBC Faculty careers website: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/faculty-careers/28089 and they must be prepared to upload in the order listed: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, two samples of published or unpublished scholarship, up to two additional supporting documents (max. file size 3MB per document), and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available. Review of applications will begin soon after December 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately by the same date via email to: vicki.ferguson@ubc.ca with “Speech/Phonetics and Cognitive Systems Search” in the subject line). Enquiries addressed to Dr. Molly Babel, Chair of the Search Committee, c/o Vicki Ferguson, Department Administrator, may be sent to the same email address.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.