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LINGUIST List 21.1327

Thu Mar 18 2010

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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        1.    Geoff Pullum, Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: 17-Mar-2010
From: Geoff Pullum <gpullumling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://ling.ed.ac.uk
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


Permanent, full-time Lecturer in Linguistics & English Language, within the
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences. Candidate must have
a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in sociolinguistics or a very closely related
academic subarea; experience of teaching sociolinguistic topics at
university level; and an excellent and developing research program in an
area that has potential for attracting external funding and relates to
sociolinguistic variation or other social aspects of language. Candidates
whose research has a quantitative orientation, and/or who have the ability
to teach the use of statistics in research in the language sciences, are
strongly preferred.

The University of Edinburgh has the largest concentration of language
specialists in the UK, and one of the strongest interdisciplinary
communities for the study of language anywhere in the world. Linguistics
and English Language has more than 20 full-time teaching staff and a
significant number of research staff, postdoctoral fellows, and so on.
Within the same school are several psycholinguists, and in the adjacent
building the School of Informatics has a significant number of
computational linguists, speech scientists, and so on. This position (which
is a replacement for Miriam Meyerhoff, who has accepted an offer of a
Professorship at the University of Auckland in New Zealand) represents an
opportunity for an ambitious sociolinguist to have a permanent position in
a dynamic and supportive community where there is considerable student
demand for instruction and research supervision in sociolinguistics. It is
hoped that this position can be filled as early as this September (2010).
Note that the closing date is quite soon (April 6th). For further
information correspond with the Head of Linguistics and English Language,
Professor Geoffrey K. Pullum (gpullumling.ed.ac.uk). See also
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AAU009/lecturer/ for details.

Application Deadline: 06-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk
Contact Information:
Geoff Pullum
Email: gpullumling.ed.ac.uk
Phone: 441316503603
Fax: 441316513190
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