LINGUIST List 22.4647

Mon Nov 21 2011

Jobs: Sociophonetics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University

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        1.     Victoria Robertshaw , Sociophonetics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

Message 1: Sociophonetics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Date: 21-Nov-2011
From: Victoria Robertshaw <>
Subject: Sociophonetics: Asst Prof, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Lancaster University Department: Department of Linguistics and English Language Job Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Sociophonetics


This post is being offered at either (Lancaster University) Grade 7 or Grade 8level, depending on qualifications and experience. The job description listedhere is for Grade 7 level, however both descriptions can be found at thewebsite.

Job Title: Lecturer in Sociophonetics Grade: 7Duration: IndefiniteDepartment/College: Linguistics and English LanguageDirectly responsible to: Head of DepartmentSupervisory responsibility for: N/A

Other contacts:- Internal: Colleagues and students in the Department and in the Faculty ofArts and Social Sciences, together with colleagues in other faculties,providers of student support services, the Library, ISS, central administrationand other relevant university actors.- External: Relevant research funding bodies and councils, professionalbodies, employers, business organisations, local and UK governmentorganisations, academic and research networks.

Major Duties:- Contribute to the development of the Department through the generation ofresearch, teaching and scholarship of national excellence;- Contribute expertise in English sociophonetics and related areas (e.g.English language, language variation and change, phonetics, phonology,sociolinguistics) at undergraduate, Masters and PhD levels;- Evidence of a personal research agenda in sociophonetics and relatedareas, in keeping with REF criteria, striving to produce work of nationalstanding within the strategic aims of the Department and University;- Participate in research teams or other collaborative research initiatives andteaching depending on the postholder's interests and background;- Evidence of a clear and realizable plan to apply for grants for new researchprojects, individual and/or collaborative;- Contribute to the Department's academic and pastoral care of its studentsand to the enhancement of their learning, personal development andachievement;- Supervise dissertations and contribute to the supervision of PhDcandidates;- Co-ordinate UG, MA and PhD modules in English sociophonetics andrelated areas;- Communicate effectively with students and colleagues, using face-to-face,telephone, written and electronic communication (including email and VLE)modes as appropriate;- Assume various administrative tasks and responsibilities as requested bythe Head of Department;- Be available to teach short courses abroad (normally not more than once ayear) as necessary;- Provide cover for colleagues on sabbatical where necessary;- Engage in other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as required bythe Head of Department.

Application Deadline: 15-Dec-2011 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Victoria Robertshaw Email:

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