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Assistant Professor: Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Education
McGill University

Date Posted Nov. 14, 2018
Title Assistant Professor: Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Education
University McGill University
Montreal, , Canada
Department Faculty of Education, DISE More About This Department...
Application Deadline Jan. 31, 2019
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2019
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Special Education
    Secondary Education
    English as a Second Language
    Elementary Education

Assistant Professor: Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Education

The Department of Integrated Studies in Education invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree at the time of taking up the appointment. They will demonstrate experience directly related to Plurilingual/Multiliteracies Pedagogies and Critical Sociolinguistics, and will be expected to build an active research program. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague with a strong background in social justice education through increasing the plurilingual competence of K-12 students across a wide range of literate practices both in and out of school and in several languages or language varieties. The successful candidate will possess a PhD (or be ABD) in plurilingual/multiliteracies pedagogies, critical sociolinguistics, and/or a related field, with a specialization in heritage, Indigenous or other minority language teaching and learning, and will be familiar with sociocultural theoretical approaches in education. Fluency in a minority language and French is a strong asset, as is elementary and/or secondary school teaching experience in Quebec and/or Canada. Familiarity with the competency-based approach of the Quebec Education Program (QEP) is also an asset. Other assets include experience in teacher preparation for the ESL or French Immersion specializations in Quebec schools; in qualitative/ethnographic approaches to research; in graduate supervision; and in teaching an additional language to learners of any age. Knowledge of and connection to ethnolinguistically marginalised communities is an essential requirement for this position, as is an awareness of the sociopolitical context of language education in Quebec in a context of increasingly globalized English.

Responsibilities will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and thesis supervision of Master’s and Doctoral students, as well as service commitments to the Department, Faculty of Education and University.

Applicants for this position should submit the following documents by email: letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages); research statement (1-2 pages); a sample publication; and names of three referees.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will commence February 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries concerning this position can be made to the chair of the department, Dr. Steven Jordan (

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For more information regarding the position or to learn more about McGill, the Faculty and the department please visit and

  • McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.
    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.

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Contact Information

  • Jim Constantopoulos
    Faculty of Education, DISE
    McGill University
    3700 McTavish St.

  • 514 398 4527


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