LINGUIST List 29.1806

Fri Apr 27 2018

Jobs: German; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Southampton

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Date: 26-Apr-2018
From: Laura Dominguez <>
Subject: German; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Southampton, UK
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University or Organization: University of Southampton
Department: Modern Languages and Linguistics
Job Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): German (deu)


The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the US) in Sociolinguistics, available from 3rd September 2018 on a permanent basis. Applications are invited from promising scholars in Sociolinguistics with active research and teaching interests. Expertise in a range of languages, especially in German, would be relevant.

You must have completed a PhD in a relevant field and show a developing profile of international excellence in research and publications, together with potential for attracting research funding. You will support and contribute to the university’s REF (Research Excellence Framework) targets, together with showing potential for attracting research funding.

You will be expected to contribute to research-led teaching, offering high quality courses in Sociolinguistics. You will support the delivery and ongoing development of the BA and MLang, leading undergraduate modules in Sociolinguistics, as well as contributing to postgraduate linguistics modules according to your specific areas of expertise: demonstrable research and teaching experience in related fields of linguistics (for example linguistic ethnography) will be an advantage.

Your teaching profile will complement and extend the current provision in linguistics both for students specialising in the subject and for students electing to take module options in the discipline. The ability to deliver courses that engage the interest of students from diverse degree programmes is essential. An interest in other related fields of study, such as translation and cultural studies, would also be welcome. Experience in supervising MA and PhD students is desirable, as this will be an important aspect of the role.

In the REF 2014, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Southampton was ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of its research. Over the last five years, Modern Languages and Linguistics has built and maintained a deserved reputation as a leading centre for linguistics. Our research spans language acquisition, linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, language pedagogy, ethnography, history and cultural studies with particular expertise in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese contexts (see our website at

Further enquiries about this post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Marion Demossier (

For further particulars, please see the application link below.

Application procedure:
You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on 14 May. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 999518F4 on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Application Deadline: 14-May-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Laura Dominguez
Phone: 07913379450

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