LINGUIST List 29.4543

Thu Nov 15 2018

Jobs: General Linguistics; Semantics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 12-Nov-2018
From: Nik Gisborne <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Semantics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Semantics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Semantics


The department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh is looking for a new colleague at the rank of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (in the UK system, equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor in the US system), in Semantics.

The successful candidate will have a relevant PhD. They will contribute original research, high quality teaching, public impact, and leadership in an area of Semantics. The post includes teaching at all levels of the curriculum in the area, contributing to our thriving undergraduate and MSc programmes, and supervising PhD students. The successful candidate will also be expected to build collaborations and to demonstrate potential for attracting external grant funding. An excellent publication record for your career stage and the potential to make a significant contribution to the research culture of the School are essential.

We are open to candidates with a broad range of interests in the study of meaning. We expect, though, that the successful candidate will contribute to formal semantics teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including PhD supervision and curriculum development. We particularly encourage candidates with a collaborative approach, who can situate their research in the wider study of linguistics and other fields.

The job packs and information about how to apply can be found on this page:

To apply, please see the application link provided below, reference number: 045864.

We are also advertising a job in Cognitive Science of Language. Applicants who wish to be considered for both posts should apply to each separately. Our online e-recruitment system makes the process of applying twice simple by allowing applicants to copy over and edit previous applications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Nik Gisborne, Head of Linguistics and English Language, at the contact information below.

Application Deadline: 14-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Nik Gisborne

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2018