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The Department of Linguistics of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure track position in semantics at the Assistant Professor level, commencing July 1, 2023. The ideal candidate will have expertise in semantics, as well as a strong background in French linguistics and/or pragmatics. At the time of appointment, applicants should have a Ph.D. in linguistics or a related field, with evidence of strong research potential.. For more details on our programs, please visit our web site:

Title of the Position: Assistant Professor, but higher ranks may be considered under exceptional circumstances. 

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities revealed by research; c) academic service activities, d) supervision of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • The candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The ability to teach in French and English at the time of appointment would be an important asset but is not required. However, active competence in both languages will be a condition of tenure.
  • The candidate will implement a research program resulting in peer reviewed scholarly publications in semantics or related fields.
  • The candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate students and attract funding to support student research.
  • The candidate will participate in the administrative activities of the department.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023).

Benefits Package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of Work:  Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa, 70 Laurier East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact Information:

Dr. Marc Brunelle, Director, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, K1N 6N5. E-mail: Dir

Required Skills:

The successful candidate will be a scholar in Semantics and will have the following qualifications:

  • A doctorate (Ph.D.) in Linguistics or related fields, by July 1st 2023;
  • Evidence of an established and innovative research program and a record of refereed publications and scholarly conferences;
  • Strong background in other subdisciplines (ideally, but not exclusively, French linguistics and pragmatics);
  • An ability to attract external funding;
  • Active knowledge of French and English will be required at time of tenure (Individual tutoring available for professors). Preference will be given to those who can teach in both languages immediately upon hiring;
  • Evidence of a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion within research and teaching

Application Deadline: Applications received by November 15, 2022 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of two (2) recent peer reviewed publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests.

Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, sent under separate cover, should be addressed to:

Prof. Marc Brunelle, Ph.D. Director  Department of Linguistics University of Ottawa

Short-listed candidates will be invited to do a research presentation in front of professors and students.

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 One way in which we are starting to affect change, is by promoting more inclusive practices for staff and faculty recruitment. This includes more diversified and cross-functional selection committees, the use of self-representation surveys and equity data, guarding against biases through education, policies and procedures, as well as broadening our candidate searches through agencies and community partners. 

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