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LINGUIST List 25.1575

Thu Apr 03 2014

Jobs: Anthro Ling; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Asst Prof, The University of Sydney

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Apr-2014
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax: Assistant Professor, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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University or Organization: The University of Sydney
Department: Department of Linguistics
Job Location: Sydney, Australia
Web Address: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/linguistics/
Job Title: Lecturer in Linguistics (2 Positions)

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Syntax


Description:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Letters, Art and Media
Reference No. 474/0314

Two exciting opportunities for scholars with expertise in teaching and researching in linguistics. One position with an emphasis on anthropological linguistics and/or morphosyntax, the other with an emphasis on phonetics and phonology. Full-time, continuing: $107K - $127K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation)

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind in the world.

Linguistics has a celebrated history at Sydney, beginning with the appointment of the field linguist Arthur Capell in Anthropology in the 1940s. The Department of Linguistics was founded in 1975 with Michael Halliday as Foundation Chair. It has teaching and research strengths in analysis of media discourse, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, educational linguistics, functional grammar, language acquisition, syntactic theory and TESOL. It has formal affiliations with colleagues in a wide range of language programs, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) and the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

In December 2012, the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) audit, a comprehensive national research assessment exercise that measures research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review, ranked the linguistics field of research at the University of Sydney a 4, indicating research performance above world-class standard.

Following recent retirements of several senior staff members, the department is in an exciting phase of revitalisation, rebuilding its capacity through the recruitment of world-class academic staff, with Professor Nick Enfield recently appointed to lead the discipline.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:
- Teach and develop curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of areas of linguistics including anthropological linguistics and/or morphology OR phonetics and phonology
- Contribute to the teaching of the Master of Crosscultural Communication (for the anthropological linguistics and/or morphosyntax focused position)
- Make an important contribution to the research strengths of the school, including regular publication in journals of high ranking and other quality outlets and the pursuit of research grants
- Supervise research higher degree students

To be the successful candidate you will need:
- A PhD in linguistics
- The ability to teach at tertiary level in linguistics
- Proven expertise and knowledge, research ability and research potential in linguistics

Remuneration package: Lecturer (Level B): a competitive remuneration package of $107,679 to $127,867 p.a. is available (consisting of a base salary $90,990 to $108,049 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit the application website below and search by the reference number 474/0314 for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 29 April 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time)

Application Deadline: 29-Apr-2014

Web Address for Applications: http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment/
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