LINGUIST List 27.2078

Fri May 06 2016

Jobs: General Linguistics; Pragmatics: Lecturer, Griffith University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 05-May-2016
From: Susana Eisenchlas <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Pragmatics: Lecturer, Griffith University, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia
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University or Organization: Griffith University
Department: School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
Job Location: Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia
Job Title: Lecturer, Linguistics

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Pragmatics


Reference: 101543
Element: School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences


The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is a new school formed in January 2016 from the merger of the School of Humanities, one of the foundation schools of Griffith University, and the School of Languages and Linguistics. The new School seeks a Lecturer, Linguistics Level B, for a two year fixed term, who will report to the Head of School.

The new School currently has 75 continuing and fixed-term academic staff located on two campuses, Nathan and Gold Coast. The School is building upon core strengths in language and the social sciences, and fostering new areas of program development and research.

The School has three main teaching fields: humanities (History, Islam-West relations, Languages, Literary studies, Creative writing, Screen studies, and Security studies), media (Communications, Journalism and Public Relations), and social sciences (Linguistics, Sociology, Safety Science and Archaeology). It offers four on-campus undergraduate programs, five coursework Graduate Certificates, and two Masters programs, as well as two undergraduate and one coursework Masters program through OUA.

The School has significant research strengths in journalism, history, linguistics, creative writing, and sociology. It is closely aligned with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and is the home of several national and international scholarly journals.

The role:

The position contributes to the School’s rapidly growing research and teaching programs in Linguistics, including undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research student supervision. The position will be responsible for convening, developing, administering, and delivering quality courses and programs across both the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. In addition the position will contribute to the research profile of the School in the field of linguistics and provide appropriate service to the University, the profession and the wider community.

This is a fixed term (2 years), full time position primarily based at Nathan campus, however the successful applicant will also be required to work at the Gold Coast campus.

The person:

The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and a proven track record of successful teaching within a tertiary environment. Experience in improving the quality, innovation and currency of teaching and the ability to implement creative initiatives in learning and teaching are essential. The appointee will demonstrate capacity to engage in high quality research in linguistics, and to work collegially in team teaching and research.

Salary range:

Lecturer, Level B: $89,357 - $106,114 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation: $104,548 - $124,154 per annum.

Further information:

Obtain the position description and application requirements from the application website below.

For position queries, contact Dr Susana Eisenchlas at or on +61 (0)7 3735 7257.

For application queries, contact Elsa Pressley, HR Officer at or on +61 (0)7 3735 7999.

All applications must be submitted online.

Closing date: Monday, 16 May 2016 at 5 pm AEST.

Application Deadline: 16-May-2016

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Susana Eisenchlas
Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 7257

Page Updated: 06-May-2016