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Assistant Professor, Second Language Acquisition and Learning
York University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2018
Title Assistant Professor, Second Language Acquisition and Learning
University York University
Department Faculty of Education
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Toronto, ON
  • Assistant Professor
  • Teacher Education
    English as a Second Language
    Education - General

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Second Language Acquisition and Learning at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will contribute to our Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Language and Literacy Education, teach courses within other programs in the Faculty, and supervise graduate students. Within the broad area of Language and Literacy Education and aligned with the priorities of the Faculty of Education’s Strategic Plan (, the successful candidate will offer expertise in areas such as: the school engagement and achievement of linguistic minority students, including those representing immigrant, refugee, study abroad, and Canadian-born ELL demographics; the acquisition, learning and maintenance of minority, ‘heritage’ languages; teaching ESL in the content areas; academic accommodation of non-native speaking students (policy and planning); multilingual pedagogy; semiotics of bilingual/multilingual language acquisition and usage. The projected start date for this position is July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A doctorate in Education or a related field is required. Candidates must present evidence of their abilities to: establish a strong program of scholarly research; demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence and leadership in undergraduate and graduate teaching. They will also have publications appropriate to their stage of career and must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application describing their qualifications and research in relation to the advertised position, a curriculum vitae, one or two samples of recent scholarly writing, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Lyndon Martin, Dean, by e-mail to with the subject line "Second Language Acquisition and Learning" or to 242 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3. Electronic applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.

  • All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

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