Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment, Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University St. Catharines, Main Campus


Brock University St. Catharines, Main Campus

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Post End Date:

Note to all candidates: This posting will close at 12:01 am on the date listed .

April 1, 2023

About the Position 

The Department of Applied Linguistics invites applicants for a 12-month Limited Term Faculty Appointment (LTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2023.

Our department offers programs of study leading to Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language, and Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, as well as an MA in Applied Linguistics/TESL.


The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (ABD may be considered) in Applied Linguistics or a related discipline (e.g., Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Disorders, Speech & Hearing Sciences, TESL, Second Language Acquisition). Applicants are expected to have a record of successful teaching and research experience in one or more of the following areas: speech language and hearing sciences; communication disorders; linguistics; TESL.

Application Process:

Candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy, statement of teaching interests related to departmental offerings, and evidence of successful high-quality teaching), a statement of research interests, selected reprints/preprints of publications, and the names and contact information for three academic references. All documents must be submitted in electronic format (a single well-organized PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload). In addition, applicants should arrange for at least three letters of academic reference to be sent electronically to

Hiring decisions will be made on the basis of excellence in teaching and research and meeting departmental needs. The closing date for applications is April 1, 2023 at 12:01am. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lynn Dempsey, Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics,

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

About Brock University

Brock University is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement.

With a student population of more than 19,000, Brock is renowned for its exceptional campus experience and high level of student satisfaction. Brock offers 150 undergraduate and graduate degrees in six academic faculties and is home to world-class instructors and researchers making breakthroughs of all kinds each and every day. Founded in 1964 by the Niagara community, Brock remains a proud partner committed to improving the vitality of the region even as it extends its global reach.

Our Geography

Brock is located on a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. This unique region intersects Lakes Ontario and Erie and is home to nearly 500,000 residents. Brock is one of the region’s top employers, and is a significant contributor to the economic, intellectual and cultural fabric of the area. Niagara provides abundant recreation, cultural and lifestyle options and is just a short drive from the Greater Toronto Area and the United States border.

What we Offer

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research. Research resources include conference support, subscriptions to major databases, and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Brock University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

Our Commitment

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. LGBTQ is an umbrella category and shall be read to include two-spirited people. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.

Brock University recently paused its COVID-19 vaccination and mask requirement although masks are still required in instructional spaces. This decision is subject to change on short notice should the public health situation require it. If the University once again requires all employees working on campus and/or in-person with other employees, students, or members of the public to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination.  Those who meet specific and limited medical or human rights accommodation criteria may be required to participate in rapid antigen testing and enhanced screening protocols.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the Employment Accommodation Policy Please advise:  to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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