LINGUIST List 29.4544

Thu Nov 15 2018

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

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 15-Nov-2018
From: Nik Gisborne <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK
E-mail this message to a friend

University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Cognitive Science of Language

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics


Job Description:
The department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh is looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (in the UK system, equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor in the US system), in the Cognitive Science of Language.

The successful candidate will have a relevant PhD. They will contribute original research, high quality teaching, public impact, and leadership in an area of the Cognitive Science of Language. The posts include 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 from a variety of different primary and secondary fields (e.g., language evolution, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics). Whatever the specific primary or secondary field, we expect that candidates will have a background in experimental methodology and quantitative analysis, and can teach these methods at a high level. We particularly encourage candidates with a collaborative approach, who can envision themselves working with theoreticians and experimentalists in a variety of fields, and who can situate their study of language in the wider study of cognition and/or other scientific 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: 045866.

We are also advertising a job in Semantics. 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:
Nik Gisborne

Page Updated: 15-Nov-2018