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Job Announcement: The University of Sydney

Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics: Professor, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Employer: The University of Sydney
Job Location: Sydney, Australia
Title: Professor of Linguistics
Rank: Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.948
Date Submitted: 21-Feb-2013
Job Description: The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students. The University is a comprehensive institution with strengths across the broad range of academic disciplines, including medicine, public health and education.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, one of 16 faculties at the University, has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The School of Letters, Art and Media is a vibrant school whose pedagogic practice, research profile and external engagements are shaped by the synergistic benefits of bringing together traditional disciplines with long intellectual histories such as art history, English and linguistics with newer sub-disciplinary or interdisciplinary formations such as media and communication and museum studies.

Linguistics is a department with a long and celebrated history at the University of Sydney. It has teaching and research strengths in analysis of media discourse, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, cross-cultural communication, educational linguistics, functional grammar, language acquisition, phonology, 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. Members of the department are active in a cross-faculty research network on language and identity.

Following recent retirements of several senior staff members, the department is currently in a period of revitalisation, rebuilding its capacity through the recruitment of world-class academic staff, beginning with this professorial post. 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 4th, indicating research performance above world-class standard.

You will have:
- a capacity for academic leadership in terms of the discipline;
- an internationally significant research profile in descriptive and/or theoretical linguistics;
- a strong commitment to teaching at all levels and to innovation in curriculum design and teaching practice;
- an evidence-based commitment to the professional development of academic staff;
- a favourable orientation to applied, corpus, educational and systemic functional linguistics areas in which the department has current strength;
- the ability to contribute to securing the strategic goals of the school, faculty and University.

Term and remuneration:
The successful applicant will be offered a continuing appointment as Professor of Linguistics. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

How to apply:
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit the application website address below and search by the reference number 1915/1112 for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 7 April 2013.
Application Deadline: 07-Apr-2013
Application URL:
Contact Information: Mr Rodney  Waterson
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