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TitelUniversity of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts, Canada Research Chair in Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
BeschreibungCanada Research Chair in Second/Foreign Language Acquisition

Faculty of Arts, Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Manitoba is accepting applications and nominations for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) established by the Government of
Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence ( The research focus of the Chair is in Second/Foreign
Language Acquisition. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to the impact of the implementation of the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages, the cultivation of pluralingual education in the knowledge society, enhancement and maintenance of – as well as linguistic
variation in – immigrant languages, heritage language learning and revitalization including Aboriginal languages, or the cognitive, emotional and social
aspects of second/foreign language acquisition. These issues directly affect educational programming and policies, particular in areas of the country
where immigration of foreign first language families may affect young learners’ abilities to be successful students. The better we can understand these
challenges, as well as those for other demographic groups, the better equipped society can be to provide appropriate resources for successful learning.
With this Chair, the Faculty of Arts intends to build on its existing research and training strengths by recruiting an emerging leader in the area of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition who will provide a strong theoretical emphasis in language research within Arts. Position Number: 14494 and 14495

A central feature of the mission of the Faculty of Arts is to conduct research in the humanities and social sciences in order both to advance and preserve
knowledge in these areas and to provide the highly trained personnel that are required in an increasingly specialized society. It is home to 18 social sciences and humanities departments and units, as well as ten Interdisciplinary programs. Further information concerning the Departments, the Faculty, and the University may be obtained from This posting is open to all disciplines in Arts, and the home unit will be one of those currently based in the Faculty of Arts. The University of Manitoba offers credit courses in a total of 20 different second or foreign languages – all through programs in the Faculty of Arts (Chinese, Hindu-Urdu, Japanese & Sanskrit, Latin, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian,Icelandic, Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English Language Studies - Intensive English Program). Additional research synergies exist with applied linguistics and cognitive development researchers in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Psychology. It is expected that the Chair will contribute to and enhance interdisciplinary collaborations across the various language programs and departments within the Faculty of Arts.

The successful candidate should have a record of substantial publication in an outstanding and innovative research program in Second/Foreign
Language Acquisition, and the ability to attract excellent graduate students. Tier 2 CRCs are “exceptional emerging researchers” who at an early phase
of their careers (i.e., within 10 years of having completed their PhD) have demonstrated the promise of a strong research profile and the potential to be
leaders in their field. The candidate selected for this position will be required to work with the proposed home department or unit and the Faculty to
prepare the formal nomination to the CRC Secretariat according to CRC program guidelines.

The appointment, contingent upon the successful CRC nomination, commencing July 1, 2013, will be a full-time probationary position at the rank of
Assistant or Associate Professor. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tier 2 CRC positions are for five-year terms,
and are renewable once. For the duration of the CRC, the successful candidate will be granted reduced teaching responsibilities. Women are particularly
encouraged to apply or to be nominated.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from qualified women and men,
visible minority group members, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research proposal (maximum 1500 words) appropriate to the goals and objectives of the CRC program, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy/interests (electronic preferred) addressed to Dr. Jeffery Taylor, Dean, c/o Janice Gripp, confidential Assistant to the Dean (email: Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference directed to the Dean, and sent directly to the above email or by mail to: Dr. Jeffery Taylor, Dean, c/o Janice Gripp, Confidential Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Arts, 310 Fletcher Argue Building,University of Manitoba , Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5, Fax: (204) 474-7590 Nominations or applications, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the “Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” (Manitoba).

Please note that the curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
PersonName: Dr. Jeffery Taylor, Dean, c/o Janice Gripp, Confidential Assistant to the Dean 
Funktion: Dean / Confidential Assistant to the Dean 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba 
Strasse/Postfach: 310 Fletcher Argue Building, University of Manitoba , Winnipeg,  
Postleitzahl: MB R3T 5V5 
Stadt: Winnipeg 
Fax: 001 - 204 - 474-7590 
SchlüsselbegriffeDeutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache; Spracherwerb / Psycholinguistik (sprachliches Wissen)
Klassifikation01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft; 01.00.00 Allgemeine deutsche Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > 01.07.00 Germanistik im Ausland
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