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Tue Apr 12 2016

Jobs: General Linguistics: Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Date: 12-Apr-2016
From: The Search Committee <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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University or Organization: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Department: Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Job Location: Singapore, Singapore
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Linguistics

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is a young and research-intensive university on a rapid rise globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is the largest school at NTU and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines. Interdisciplinary learning and research is especially encouraged in HSS. Please visit the School website for more details.

Lecturer in Linguistics (1 position)

The Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies invites applications for a full-time lecturer to commence work on 1 January 2017. This is a renewable position, with possibility for promotion. The appointed candidate is expected to coordinate and teach courses in the areas of historical, social and contact linguistics. The ideal candidate is one who is flexible in terms of teaching a range of different courses and also innovative in coming up with new ones.

This is primarily a teaching position, and the teaching load for a lectureship is 3 courses per semester. The candidate must be able to teach both core and elective courses. Please refer to LMS website for the range of courses taught in the division. The candidate will also be expected to take on some supervision of final year theses.

Even though this is a teaching position, candidates who demonstrate a commitment and track record of excellence in research will be preferred. Research output is necessary for subsequent renewal and promotion. The candidate should also show experience and competence in working with either Asian or European languages, preferably both.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics, and have experience teaching Linguistics at the undergraduate level. Applicants must include, in their application, the following:

i. A statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach
ii. A list of courses that the candidate can teach, and this list must include both core and elective courses offered in the Division
iii. A course outline of a new course currently not offered by the Division
iv. Teaching feedback of past courses taught 


Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application package (consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae, a statement of research with current projects and future plans, a statement on teaching, as well as the names and contact details of three referees, and a sample publication) to the (email) application address below.

Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Lecturer in Linguistics” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.

To receive full consideration, applications should be dispatched to the Search Committee by 31 May 2016. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2016 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
The Search Committee
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive, HSS-03-86
Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
The Search Committee

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