Assistant Professor in Neurolinguistics

Department of linguistics and translation,
Faculté des arts et des sciences

Job description

The Department of linguistics and translation is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is neurolinguistics, with recognized expertise in the fields of first or second language acquisition or bilingualism.


The appointed candidate will be expected to teach at all three levels of the curriculum, supervise graduate studies, engage in ongoing research and publication and contribute to the academic life and reputation of the University. This person will also play a leading role in the development of the ‘Language and cognition’ component of our curriculum and in the establishment of interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments of the Faculty as well as in the preparation of courses offered in the programs of other departments of the institution, notably the B.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience.


PhD in linguistics or related field, with a solid background in fundamental linguistics. Candidates who are still completing their dissertation will also be considered. (Ph.D. candidates who are near completion will also be considered).

Technical knowledge in at least one field of neuroimaging.

Excellent publication record in the field.

Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality university teaching.

An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.


How to submit your application

The application file should contain the following documents:

A cover letter;

Application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: “I am a citizen/permanent resident of Canada.” or “I am not a citizen/permanent resident of Canada”;

Your curriculum vitae;

Recent publications or research papers;

Your teaching philosophy (maximum one page);

A presentation of your research program (maximum two pages).


Three letters of recommendation are also to be sent directly to the department chair by the referees.

Application and letters of recommendation must be sent by email no later than February 28th, 2021 to the
Department Chair:

Mireille Tremblay

Department of linguistics and translation, UdeM



Additional information about the position

Reference number

FAS 11-20 / 11

Application deadline

Until February 28th, 2021 inclusively


Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits

Starting date

On or after June 1st, 2021


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