LINGUIST List 16.175
Thu Jan 20 2005
Jobs: British Sign Lang: Lecturer: U of Leeds
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British Sign Lang/Lang Teaching: Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK
Message 1: British Sign Lang/Lang Teaching: Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK
From: Sally Johnson <s.a.johnsonleeds.ac.uk>
Subject: British Sign Lang/Lang Teaching: Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK
University or Organization: University of Leeds
Department: Linguistics & Phonetics
Job Rank: Lecturer
Specialty Areas: Any, as long as related to British Sign Language
Required Language: British Sign Language (BHO)
This post is available from 1 September 2005. You will teach theoretical
modules in sign language linguistics for students of linguistics and modern
languages, and convene language modules in BSL, culminating in the setting
up of a BSL pathway on Joint Honours programmes within the University.
We are looking for a candidate who has (or is close to completing) a PhD
with a good track record of publications (relative to academic age and
experience) in any area related to the linguistics of British Sign Language
(BSL). This is a developmental post which is being funded in accordance
with plans to extend the portfolio of languages already offered within
School of Modern Languages & Cultures via the addition of BSL at
undergraduate level (we already offer an MA in BSL-English interpreting).
We are therefore seeking to appoint a dynamic, energetic and highly
motivated individual, who is actively committed to developing BSL provision
in the context of linguistics and modern languages at the University of Leeds.
The successful applicant will be required, in the first instance, to:
i) convene a new theoretical module in sign language linguistics and a
beginners' language module in BSL, both to serve as options for students in
the Department of Linguistics and Phonetics/School of Modern Languages and
Cultures; ii) set up, via the Centre for Joint Honours, the provision of ab
initio BSL as an undergraduate scheme in its own right such that students
are able to combine the study of BSL with a post-A level modern language
taught in SMLC or with other subjects around the University, including
Linguistics, Education, English, Sociology, Psychology, Communication
Studies and Healthcare Studies, as appropriate (schemes to commence in
2006/7); iii) collaborate with colleagues in the Centre for Translation
Studies and teach, as required, on the MA in BSL-English Interpreting.
The University reserves the right to consider for appointment persons other
than those who make an application in response to the initial advertisement.
Informal enquiries may be directed to the Head of Linguistics and
Phonetics, Professor Sally Johnson. For more details inc. job description,
person specification and application form - see (http://www.leeds.ac.uk), click
on Jobs, then Academic & Clinical Vacancies. (Further details: Job ref 310248
Salary: Lecturer A (£23,643 - £27,116 p.a.))
Address for Applications:
Prof Sally Johnson
Department of Linguistics & Phonetics
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2005
Prof Sally Johnson
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