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LINGUIST List 23.2274

Fri May 11 2012

Jobs: General Ling; Phonetics: Leadership Chair/Full Professor, U of Leeds

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Date: 11-May-2012
From: Perrett Laver Consultant <mailperrettlaver.com>
Subject: General Linguistics; Phonetics: Leadership Chair/Full Professor, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Leeds
Department: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Job Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/smlc
Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation; Language Acquisition; Language Variation and Change


The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is seeking an
exceptional leader who combines internationally leading research
and innovation with an outstanding record in student education for
the position of Chair for 'LanguageLeeds', as part of a £23m
investment in academic leadership at the University of Leeds.

This new appointment will have subject specialism within the broad
area of linguistics in order to lead and develop the new Faculty-
based strategic LanguageLeeds initiative with the aim of building
on substantial existing successes and making Leeds an international
leader in language-related research, scholarship and teaching. The
structures of this initiative will bring together and enhance language
studies in the School (the largest of its kind in the country), in the
Faculty (notably English Language) and in the wider University
(including Computing and Education). Within the School, this will
particularly involve staff in Linguistics, Phonetics, Translation Studies,
and the Language Centre.

Most importantly, the successful candidate will bring substantial
experience in academic leadership and a clear vision for how the
potential of the LanguageLeeds initiative may be realised. The role
will therefore require outstanding leadership and team skills and the
ability to encourage and develop interdisciplinary links between
colleagues in the different academic areas.

The successful candidate will also have an excellent record in
research and student education at all levels, demonstrating both a
broad understanding of the fields of linguistics and language study in
general, and an outstanding research record in a specialism that will
complement and dovetail with current research within Linguistics &
Phonetics, and/or Translation studies. A strong commitment to
interdisciplinarity should also be demonstrated. The Chair is
expected to enhance existing research into language in the School
and to foster research collaboration within language studies across
the University, while also making an innovative contribution to
teaching on relevant School-level undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes and supporting cross-School scholarship activities.

Preliminary enquiries should be directed to our retained consultancy
firm at the contact information below. To download further particulars
about the role please visit the application URL below, quoting
reference number 0995/8.

LanguageLeeds is a recently articulated initiative that brings
together the study of language, both in terms of teaching and
research. Within this, the Language at Leeds Research Hub aims to
link up existing research groups from the Faculties of Arts,
Engineering, Medicine and Health, and Education and provide them
with (i) a coherent outward-facing identity with the potential to make
Leeds an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the
study of language, (ii) centralised research support (within the
Faculty of Arts) to better enable the incremental growth of expertise,
(iii) the infrastructure necessary to enable more and better inter-
disciplinary research.

The Chair will be expected to develop further the Language at Leeds
Research Hub within the proposed framework and in conjunction
with the team that define it (comprising the research directors from
Linguistics and Phonetics, the Centre for Translation Studies, the
Language Group of the School of English, and the Director of the
Language, Linguistics and Translation research group within the
School of Modern Languages and Cultures).

Application Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Email Address for Applications: mailperrettlaver.com
Web Address for Applications: http://www.perrettlaver.com
Contact Information:
Perrett Laver Consultant
Email: mailperrettlaver.com
Phone: +44 (0)207 340 6200

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