LINGUIST List 32.1255

Fri Apr 09 2021

Jobs: General Linguistics: Full Professor, Newcastle University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 09-Apr-2021
From: Laura Elliott <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Full Professor, Newcastle University, UK
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University or Organization: Newcastle University
Department: School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Job Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor of Linguistics

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK, seeks to appoint an outstanding researcher and teacher to the post of Professor of Linguistics. The appointee will make a major contribution to research and learning & teaching in Language and Linguistics, and provide strategic leadership for the Language and Linguistics Subject Group. This is a tenure-track position.

We invite applications from individuals with an outstanding record in research (including outputs, external grant income, and PhD supervision), successful research and academic leadership experience, an established international reputation, and a record of excellence in teaching and impact.

The School welcomes applications from scholars working in either one or ideally across multiple specialisms of the Language and Linguistics Subject Group so as to enhance its existing strengths and priorities. These include formal linguistics (phonology or syntax); language variation and change (sociolinguistics); (first or second) language acquisition; language and cognition; experimental, computational and corpus methods. We particularly encourage candidates interested in inter-disciplinary research and with a collaborative orientation.

Closing Date: 25 April 2021
Interview Date: 14 June 2021

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Jo Robinson, Head of the School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics at

To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please see here:

Newcastle University is a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Application Deadline: 25-Apr-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Jo Robinson

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