LINGUIST List 29.577

Fri Feb 02 2018

Jobs: Russian; General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Erin Withers <>
Subject: Russian; General Linguistics: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK
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University or Organization: University of Birmingham
Department: Modern Languages
Job Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Modern Languages (Russian)

Job Rank: Lecturer; Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Russian (rus)


The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer or (for a suitable candidate) Senior Lecturer level. This post is part of a significant programme of investment in the Department. The appointment will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of a number of chairs and lectureships. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointee will be an excellent teacher, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including core and specialist modules and Russian language teaching.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period or geographical area. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize in solely in Russian, and to those who research and teach Russian alongside one or more other language areas, providing that Russian is a major part of their work.

Preference may be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates:
- Translation/Interpreting
- Linguistics
- Interdisciplinary or comparative cultural study

Preference may be given to candidates whose approach to research relates to one of the following, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates:
- Linkages and/or comparisons between diverse times and/or places and/or media
- Sexuality studies with particular regard to intersectional identities
- Relationships (historical or contemporary) between technology and knowledge

The Department of Modern Languages sits within the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music in the College of Arts and Law. In Modern Languages research at Birmingham, we explore how the study of languages, discourses, and cultures challenges how we understand and experience the world. Our key concerns involve asking how foreign languages, discourses, and cultures – as objects and methods in their own right, and in all their multiplicity – relativize our ways of thinking, and how an awareness of this enables us to identify links and interconnections where there appears to be only difference and otherness. The College of Arts and Law is recognised as one of the strongest and largest concentrations of Humanities and Law scholars in the UK. As a member of the College of Arts and Law, the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will join a flourishing community with opportunities for intellectual and other leadership, challenging and rewarding teaching, and a collegiate and highly ambitious research environment.

Please apply via the University website (; job reference 31760). For further information please contact Professor Andrew Ginger

Application Deadline: 18-Feb-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Andrew Ginger

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