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LINGUIST List 23.566

Fri Feb 03 2012

Jobs: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair, University of Leeds

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        1.     Claire Honess , Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Message 1: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Date: 02-Feb-2012
From: Claire Honess <c.e.honessleeds.ac.uk>
Subject: Text/Corpus Linguistics: Chair, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Leeds
Department: School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Job Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.universityofleedschairs.co.uk
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: Text/Corpus Linguistics


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

This new appointment, located in the School of Modern Languages and
Cultures, will lead and develop the new Faculty-based strategic
LanguageLeeds initiative (see below) 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). Within the
School, this will particularly involve staff in Translation Studies, Linguistics
and Phonetics and the Language Centre. The role will require excellent
leadership and team skills and the ability to encourage and develop
interdisciplinary links between the various areas represented in

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research record with a
specialism within the broad of corpus linguistics, already of significant
importance within the School. This should include an excellent track record
in the construction and analysis of large corpora, experience with
multilingual corpora and expertise in quantitative methods, including
statistics. A strong commitment to interdisciplinarity should also be
demonstrated. The Chair is expected to enhance existing research in
corpus linguistics in the School and to foster research collaboration within
language studies at Leeds, while also making an innovative contribution to
related teaching on the School's undergraduate and postgraduate

Further information and details of the application procedure are available at
the application URL below.

Informal inquiries about the post should be directed to: Dr Claire E. Honess,
Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of
Leeds, UK.


LanguageLeeds is a recently articulated initiative that brings together the
study of language, both in terms of teaching and research. Within this, the
LanguageLeeds 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 LanguageLeeds
Research Hub within the proposed framework and in conjunction with the
team that defined it (comprising the research directors from Linguistics &
Phonetics, the Centre for Translation Studies, the language group of the
School of English, and the director of the Language, Linguistics &
Translation research group within the School of Modern Languages and

Application Deadline: 02-Mar-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.universityofleedschairs.co.uk/mlc-corpus-linguistics.php
Contact Information:
Dr Claire Honess
Email: c.e.honessleeds.ac.uk
Phone: +44 113 3433631

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