Mobility Research Chair in Bilingualism

Faculty of Arts
Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), which is part of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ottawa, is seeking external applications for a new Mobility Research Chair in Bilingualism. Candidates may be tenured associate or full professors (or equivalent) or emeriti professors at research institutions outside Canada’s National Capital Region.

OLBI promotes excellence and innovation in the fields of bilingualism (broadly defined), language teaching and learning, policy, assessment, and technology. The purpose of the Mobility Research Chair is to advance and deepen OLBI's tradition of excellence by attracting a visiting scholar who will contribute to the Institute’s mission and make scholarly contributions in one or more of the following research areas:

• second/foreign language learning, teaching, and assessment;

• linguistic and educational aspects of individual and societal bilingualism;

• language policy and planning, including family language policy (e.g., family practices and strategies fostering or maintaining children’s rich plurilingual repertoires).

The Mobility Chair holder will contribute to OLBI’s tradition of interdisciplinary work and the promotion of national and international collaborations. The Chair will support the activities of the OLBI Research Center (CCERBAL) through knowledge mobilization and dissemination efforts, as well as by pursuing collaborations with current CCERBAL members.

Priority will be given to a researcher whose current position is held outside of Canada’s National Capital Region. An applicant should be recognized as a specialist in the field of applied linguistics or a related field, have a strong research agenda, and demonstrate a proven ability to work as part of a team.

The chair is non-renewable and may be held for a minimum duration of two months and up to one year. The chairholder will receive a stipend of up to $25,000 for one year (or $2080 per month) prorated by the proposed length of stay. Stipends may be subject to income tax. If applicable, the incumbent will receive assistance from the Faculty of Arts and Human Resources to obtain a Canadian work permit for the duration of the stay.

Applicants are asked to send an application in PDF format that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a residency research proposal. The proposal (maximum 3 pages) should

include a schedule of stay and research activities, the nature of the proposed collaboration with OLBI, as well as anticipated activities and outcomes.

Applications should be sent to:

Brian Ray, Vice-Dean for Research
Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa, Simard Hall, Room 106
Ottawa (ON), Canada, K1N 6N5
Telephone: 613-562-5984
Email: [email protected]

Deadline: March 29, 2024, 5pm Eastern Standard Time