LINGUIST List 31.870

Tue Mar 03 2020

Jobs: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of York

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 02-Mar-2020
From: Dunstan Brown <>
Subject: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax: Assistant Professor, University of York, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Language & Linguistic Science
Job Location: York, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Language Development

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Morphology; Phonology; Psycholinguistics; Syntax



The Department of Language & Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Language Development (child language) to contribute to research and teaching from 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time.


You will play a full part in the research, teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervising in child language development on our English language, linguistics and psycholinguistics programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects as well as lead on and/or contribute to the production and dissemination of research outputs and research outcomes.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed:

You are an early to mid-career teacher and researcher, with a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or closely related field, who is establishing, or has established, a track record of high quality empirical research and are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. We encourage applications from scholars with a variety of perspectives on language development who can engage with both usage-based, emergentist approaches and formal approaches. We particularly welcome research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas, as related to language development: bilingualism; multilingualism; child phonetics or phonology; child morphology; child syntax, semantics and pragmatics; word learning; computational modelling of language development; interaction and child language; language and memory; multimodal approaches to language development.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact the Head of Department (Professor Dunstan Brown) by e-mail ( or Deputy Head of Department and York BabyLab Lead (Dr Tamar Keren-Portnoy, For further information please see the department web pages at

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Application Deadline: 02-Apr-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof Dunstan Brown
Phone: +44 1904 322653

Page Updated: 03-Mar-2020