LINGUIST List 29.1945

Tue May 08 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics: Chair of Department, Newcastle University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 30-Apr-2018
From: Simon Critchley <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Chair of Department, Newcastle University, UK
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University or Organization: Newcastle University
Department: School of Modern Languages
Job Location: Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Head of the School of Modern Languages

Job Rank: Chair of Department

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; n/a


Newcastle University seeks to appoint an outstanding individual at Professorial level to lead the School of Modern Languages, within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates should have an excellent record of leadership achievement, and strong academic credentials in keeping with Newcastle’s standing as one of the UK’s leading research universities.

This is a senior leadership position within the University, with institutional as well as local responsibility: the Head will be accountable both for the academic leadership of the School and for its effective governance and management. Reporting directly to the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor, you will take the lead in setting the agenda for Modern Languages at Newcastle.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Nigel Harkness, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Elect - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the contact information provided below.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, 13th June 2018

We appreciate that, for some people, a standard, full-time contract may not be ideal. So, we are very happy to consider flexible options, such as job-sharing, for this position. For more details, see our flexible working web page.

The University holds the institutional silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

Application Deadline: 15-May-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Nigel Harkness

Page Updated: 08-May-2018