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CUPE 3912 Job Posting for Part-Time Instructor 

Course: ling 1200.b Introduction to Linguistics 

Department: Program in Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University Academic year: 2021–22 

Schedule: Online asynchronous 

(fall term: Sept. 8–Dec. 8, 2021; winter term: Jan. 10–April 7, 2022) 

Course description in the Academic Calendar: Natural languages are systematic and this course will ex amine how this fact makes human communication possible. An introduction to modern methods of linguistic analysis, the course will enable students to understand the structure of their own language and to compare it with other languages. By familiarizing them with the basic concepts of linguistics, the course will prepare students for more advanced courses in linguistics. 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed or near completion in linguistics or a closely related field, and experience teaching linguistics at the undergraduate level. Candidates should have a demonstrable ability to teach a general introduction to linguistics, including material on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, language variation and change, and psycholinguistics. 

Duties: Duties and responsibilities include preparation and delivery of course content, preparation and evaluation of all student assessments, and holding regular (virtual) office hours during the term. 

This section of LING 1200 is scheduled to be taught online and asynchronously. The structure and delivery of the course must allow students to participate remotely without being required to attend live lectures at specific times, as students may be in a wide range of time zones. Information about resources available for teaching online is available from the Studio for Teaching & Learning

Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s Uni versity and CUPE 3912. 

How to apply: Applications are invited in the first instance from part-time faculty colleagues on the Saint Mary’s precedence list. Applicants who currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a cover letter and a c.v. Applicants who do not currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a complete application (including a cover letter, c.v., proof of academic credentials, name and contact information of three referees, and any evidence of teaching effectiveness). 

Submissions should be made as a single PDF file sent by e-mail to

Application deadline: Friday, July 30, 2021 

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous people, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at