Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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Job Opportunities

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Faculty Recruitment and Support Program


Faculty Positions

LING 202/3.0 Canadian English, LING 320/3.0 Phonology

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Canadian English (LING 202/3.0) and Phonology (LING 320/3.0) These are on-campus, lecture courses with an expected enrolment of ~40 students in each course. Candidates should have a Ph.D in Linguistics (or be near completion of their Ph.D.) with a primary specialization in Phonology and/or Sociolinguistics (ideally with a specialization in Canadian English), and teaching experience at the University level in Phonology. This is a Winter term appointment for the period January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020 with classes in session from January 6, 2020 to April 3, 2020.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Mrs. Laurie Young, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at or 613-533-2113.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters addressed to:
Dr. Donato Santeramo, Interim Head
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6

Applications can be sent electronically to until June 30, 2019. Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval. Additional information about the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures can be found at

Course Description:
LING 320/3.0 Phonology
Principles and methods of modern generative phonology. Examination of the formal properties of the sound systems of languages. Current theoretical controversies as well as particular synchronic and diachronic problems in a variety
of languages.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (18L;18G;84P)
PREREQUISITE LING 100/6.0 or permission of the Department of Languages, Literatures

LING 202/3.0 Canadian English
This course investigates the distinctive characteristics of Canadian English as it is spoken and written today. Topics include historical development, regional dialects, and current changes. Students will have access to the extensive bibliographic and computer corpus resources of the Strathy Language Unit.

Posted: (May 16, 2019)



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