LINGUIST List 24.2343

Fri Jun 07 2013

Jobs: Anthro Ling; Disc Analysis; Lang Acq; Pragmatics: Lecturer, University of London

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <>

Date: 06-Jun-2013
From: Irina Nikolaeva <>
Subject: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics: Lecturer, University of London, London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies Department: Linguistics Job Location: London, United Kingdom Web Address:
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics


We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Language Acquisition and Language Socialisation whose duties will be in teaching, research, and administration. Teaching duties will involve convening and teaching at the under- and postgraduate level, with contributions in teaching, course- and programme development to the existing BA and MA programmes in the department, in particular to BA Linguistics, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy, MA Language Documentation and Description, and the new BA (Global) English. A willingness to be involved in the development of a new portfolio of courses and degree programmes is vital.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics or related discipline. Their research should focus on first/second language acquisition and socialisation involving at least one Asian or African language. Additional expertise in discourse analysis and/or anthropological linguistics and/or pragmatics and/or multilingualism is desirable. Also required are the ability to supervise PhD students, a strong research background as evidenced by an excellent publication record, and a strong record of teaching experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills, an ability to work independently in an organised and methodical manner, and strong teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. The appointee will be expected to work closely with staff and students in the Department of Linguistics, including the Endangered Languages Academic Programme, and the Endangered Languages Archive.

The preferred starting date is 1 January 2014. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing 29 July 2013.

Informal Enquiries:
Please send any inquiries to Professor Irina Nikolaeva, Head of Department.

Application Deadline: 04-Jul-2013 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Irina Nikolaeva Email: Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4250

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