LINGUIST List 29.4778

Mon Dec 03 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Lecturer, The University of Sydney

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Date: 02-Dec-2018
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Subject: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics: Lecturer, The University of Sydney, Australia
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University or Organization: The University of Sydney
Department: School of Literature, Art and Media
Job Location: Sydney, Australia
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Linguistics

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Crosscultural


Lecturer in Linguistics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Literature, Art and Media
Reference no. 2335/1118F

- An exciting opportunity for a scholar with expertise in teaching and research
- Join an engaged group of academics in a leading centre for linguistics
- Full-time, 3 years fixed-term, Academic Level B, Salary $104K - $123K, plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity :
Established in 1975, our Linguistics department has teaching and research strengths in field work, grammar-writing, syntactic theory, functional grammar, areal and historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, analysis of media discourse, applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, and TESOL.

We have affiliations with colleagues in a wide range of language programs, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) and numerous other departments and schools across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University. Members of the Department are active in a wide variety of cross-faculty research collaborations. A new Sydney Centre for Language Research has just been founded to bring together linguists and other scholars across the University (

The department is currently in a new phase of revitalisation, with an increased capacity and international research profile through the recent recruitment of additional academic staff.

In this exciting lectureship opportunity you will:
- Teach and develop curriculum across a range of areas of linguistics
- Contribute to the teaching of the Master of Applied and Crosscultural Linguistics
- Make an important contribution to the research strengths of the School, including publication in quality outlets
- Participate in the Sydney Centre for Language Research
- Supervise research or coursework students

About you:
We are looking for a Lecturer in Linguistics who possesses:
- A PhD in Linguistics
- The ability to teach widely across the linguistics curriculum, in undergraduate and postgraduate programs
- A demonstrated capacity for excellence in teaching
- A demonstrated research track record in one or more of the following areas of expertise: descriptive linguistics, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, functional linguistics, applied and/or crosscultural linguistics
- Evidence of capacity to undertake academic administrative responsibilities

About us:
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8300 academic and non-academic staff who support over 67,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit the application link provided below to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 13 January 2019 (Sydney time)

Application Deadline: 13-Jan-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Monika Bednarek

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