LINGUIST List 13.443

Sun Feb 17 2002

Jobs: Discourse Analysis: Lecturer in Edinburgh UK

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  1. Professor John Joseph, Discourse analysis/stylistics/pragmatics: Lecturer, U/Edinburgh, UK

Message 1: Discourse analysis/stylistics/pragmatics: Lecturer, U/Edinburgh, UK

Date: 14 Feb 2002 16:54:31 -0000
From: Professor John Joseph <>
Subject: Discourse analysis/stylistics/pragmatics: Lecturer, U/Edinburgh, UK

Rank of Job: Lecturer A (=US Asst Professor)
Areas Required: Discourse analysis / stylistics / pragmatics
Other Desired Areas: 
University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Department of Theoretical & Applied Linguistics
State or Province: Scotland
Country: United Kingdom
Final Date of Application: March 25, 2002 (start review of applications)
Contact: Professor John Joseph

Address for Applications:
Personnel Department, The University of Edinburgh, 9-16 Chambers St
Scotland EH1 1 HT
United Kingdom

Lecturer in discourse analysis / stylistics / pragmatics.

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics seeks to appoint
a teacher and researcher with world-class potential to join our
challenging and supportive research community. We pride ourselves on
the strength of our postgraduate programmes, on the breadth of our
undergraduate teaching, and the success of our active collaborations
with other parts of the university. For more information on the
Department please visit

The successful candidate will have a research focus in discourse
analysis, stylistics, pragmatics, or some other area involving
language in context and language use, and an interest in relating
research findings in these areas to formal or functional linguistic
theories as appropriate. Expertise in dealing with texts in languages
other than English, or texts produced by speakers of English as a
second language, would be an advantage. We also expect that the
person appointed will have an interdisciplinary outlook and an
interest in building on existing links with closely related
departments in the university, which include informatics, education,
philosophy, psychology, and English language. A completed PhD (or
imminent date for completion), evidence of research potential, and
teaching experience at least as tutor or TA are essential.

The person appointed will be expected to contribute to teaching on our
developing set of cross-disciplinary MSc degrees, especially the MSc
in Applied Linguistics. They will also undertake postgraduate
supervision and develop courses in their areas of interest. Ability
to teach undergraduate courses in language pedagogy, semantics,
sociolinguistics, and/or syntax would be an advantage. Further
details of the post will shortly be posted on

Filling of this post is subject to budgetary approval. In any case
the appointment will be made on the Lecturer A scale (currently GBP
20,470 - 24,435 per annum). We will begin reviewing applications on 25
March 2002. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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