LINGUIST List 32.1449

Mon Apr 26 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Edinburgh

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Date: 26-Apr-2021
From: Alice Turk <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Asst/Assoc Professor, University of Edinburgh, UK
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University or Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: Linguistics & English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics


The University seeks to appoint an open-ended, full time Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, within the department of Linguistics and English Language, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

The post holder will contribute high quality research, teaching and academic citizenship.

Current strengths in the department related to sociolinguistics include sociophonetics, language variation and change, language and identity, language and politics, language attitudes, applied linguistics and English dialectology.

The department is interested in building on its existing strengths and in expanding the range of research areas that are currently taught and researched. Applicants are encouraged to indicate in their covering letter how their research programme would add to these current areas of focus.

Experience in research with a qualitative orientation will be a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent publication record for their career stage, and to demonstrate potential for attracting external grant funding: the potential to make a significant contribution to the research culture of the School is essential. The successful candidate will offer courses at both UG and MSc level and will be expected to supervise and recruit PhD students.

There is an opportunity for appointment at senior lecturer level, for which the post holders will be expected to have demonstrated leadership experience and to contribute actively to the management of the Subject Area.

Application Deadline: 31-May-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Alice Turk

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