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LINGUIST List 22.4646

Mon Nov 21 2011

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese Ling: Asst Prof, Lancaster University

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        1.     Elena Semino , Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese Linguistics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese Linguistics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Date: 21-Nov-2011
From: Elena Semino <e.seminolancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; Chinese Linguistics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Lancaster University
Department: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Chinese Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


This post is being offered at either (Lancaster University) Grade 7 or Grade 8
level, depending on qualifications and experience. The job description listed
here is for Grade 7 level, however both descriptions can be found at the

Job Title: Lecturer in Chinese Linguistics Grade: 7
Duration: Indefinite
Department/College: Linguistics and English Language
Directly responsible to: Head of Department
Supervisory responsibility for: N/A

Other contacts:
- Internal: Colleagues and students in the Department and in the Faculty of
Arts and Social Sciences, together with colleagues in other faculties,
providers of student support services, the Library, ISS, central administration
and other relevant university actors.
- External: Relevant research funding bodies and councils, professional
bodies, employers, business organisations, local and UK government
organisations, academic and research networks.

Major Duties:
- Contribute to the development of the Department through the generation of
research, teaching and scholarship of national excellence;
- Contribute expertise in Chinese linguistics and related areas (e.g. language
typology, translation studies, cross-cultural pragmatics involving Chinese) at
undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels;
- Evidence of a personal research agenda in Chinese linguistics and related
areas, in keeping with REF criteria, striving to produce work of national
standing within the strategic aims of the Department and University;
- Participate in research teams or other collaborative research initiatives and
teaching depending on the postholder's interests and background;
- Evidence of a clear and realizable plan to apply for grants for new research
projects, individual and/or collaborative;
- Contribute to the Department's academic and pastoral care of its students
and to the enhancement of their learning, personal development and
- Supervise dissertations and contribute to the supervision of PhD
- Contribute to the development and co-ordination of credit-bearing modules
in Chinese Language and culture, and to UG, MA and PhD modules in related
areas as appropriate;
- Communicate effectively with students and colleagues, using face-to-face,
telephone, written and electronic communication (including email and VLE)
modes as appropriate;
- Assume various administrative tasks and responsibilities as requested by
the Head of Department;
- Be available to teach short courses abroad (normally not more than once a
year) as necessary;
- Provide cover for colleagues on sabbatical where necessary;
- Engage in other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as required by
the Head of Department.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2011

Web Address for Applications: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A311
Contact Information:
Professor Elena Semino
Email: e.seminolancaster.ac.uk

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