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LINGUIST List 23.1279

Tue Mar 13 2012

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair of Department/Full Professor, U of Kent

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Date: 13-Mar-2012
From: David Hornsby <d.c.hornsbykent.ac.uk>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair of Department/Full Professor, University of Kent, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Kent (UK)
Department: English Language & Linguistics
Job Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl/ELL/
Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Description:

Ref: HUM0242
Location: Canterbury
Job Type: Academic
Contract Type: Open Ended
Salary Type: Per Annum
Salary: (£) 58570
Closing date: 9 Apr 2012

The Role:
The School of European Culture and Languages is seeking to appoint a
Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and
Linguistics to provide research, strategic, and operational leadership for the
development of English Language and Linguistics. The new Professor will
make an outstanding research contribution and build on the department's
existing strengths by guiding its future strategic development.

The Person:
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics, with a sustained
record of international excellence in research and publication. A strong
submission for the 2014 REF (3*- 4* level) and a record of invitations to
speak at national and international conferences are essential. The
successful candidate will also have experience developing taught
programmes of study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and the
ability to lead the Department, as demonstrated by previous leadership
experience within an academic institution.

The School of European Culture and Languages:
The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is one of the
largest academic schools at the University of Kent, embracing four modern
language subjects (French, German, Hispanic Studies and Italian), English
Language and Linguistics, Classical and Archaeological Studies,
Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Religious Studies. It offers an
extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a
wide variety of research opportunities.

A highly regarded multidisciplinary school with top quality teaching by
enthusiastic, inspirational and passionate lecturers in a great learning
atmosphere, the School is also home to six research centres where both
specialist and multidisciplinary research takes place. Full information about
the School can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/secl.

Further Information:

Closing date for applications: 9 April 2012
Interviews are to be held: 3 May 2012

The University is keen to ensure we meet our obligations under the
Equality Act 2010. We encourage anyone who has the necessary skills,
qualities and experience to apply. Currently women are under-represented
in this area so we would welcome applications from women.

Application Deadline: 09-Apr-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.kent.ac.uk/jobs/
Contact Information:
Dr David Hornsby
Email: d.c.hornsbykent.ac.uk
Phone: 01277827950

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