LINGUIST List 21.1963

Sat Apr 24 2010

Jobs: Language Variation and Change; Sociolinguistics: Asst Prof, U of Salford

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        1.    Heather Craddock, Language Variation and Change; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Salford, United Kingdom

Message 1: Language Variation and Change; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Date: 23-Apr-2010
From: Heather Craddock <>
Subject: Language Variation and Change; Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of Salford, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Salford Department: School of Languages Job Location: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Variation and Change; Sociolinguistics


School of LanguagesAssistant Professor in Sociolinguistics(Language Variation and Change)Assistant Professor £36,715 - £43,840 PA REF: 1132554

The School of Languages is a centre of excellence in applied languagestudy, and has a well established reputation for its teaching, research andengagement work in linguistics (descriptive, theoretical and applied,including language pedagogy), translation and interpreting studies and alarge and growing number of modern languages (including English as aforeign language).

We are now looking to make a key appointment which reflects our strategicplans for future development:- Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics (Language Variation and Change),to work within a growing team of linguists on the development of existingtaught undergraduate and postgraduate modules, in particular invariationist sociolinguistics and in historical linguistics. It is expectedthat the successful applicant will have an established or emerging researchprofile in sociolinguistically informed approaches to language variationand change, and will have the capacity to supervise PhD students in thisarea. Ideally, the successful applicant will also have expertise in one ofthe School's modern foreign languages.- In line with the level at which appointment is made, you will beexpected to contribute to the delivery of our academic portfolio in:teaching & learning at all levels; research & innovation (with a view toinclusion in the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework, includingattracting and supervising research students, and successfully bidding forresearch funding); and external engagement activities in line with ourstrategic priorities. In addition, you will be expected to make acontribution to school administration and, for the more senior appointment,management and leadership.

The appointments will be full time and permanent.

Informal enquiries regarding these posts can be made to Dr Paul Rowlett,Head of School, telephone 0161 295 4131, email (for the Sociolinguistics (LanguageVariation and Change) post).

For further details and to make an application, please visit the HumanResources Division eRecruitment website at CVswill not be accepted without an online application.

Forms to be returned by: 21 May 2010

At the University of Salford we are committed to an inclusive approach topromoting equality and diversity. We aim to have a more diverse workforceat all levels of the institution and particularly welcome applications frompeople from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities, whoare under-represented in our workforce.

Application Deadline: 21-May-2010 Web Address for Applications:
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