LINGUIST List 32.195

Wed Jan 13 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of York

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 13-Jan-2021
From: Dominic Watt <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Assistant Professor, University of York, UK
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Language and Linguistic Science
Job Location: York, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Language Variation and Change; Varieties of English


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics to contribute to research and teaching from 1 September 2021 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 sociolinguistics on our English language, linguistics and sociolinguistics 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 & Qualifications needed:
You are an early to mid-career teacher and researcher, with a PhD in Linguistics 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. You will have specialist knowledge in sociolinguistics as well as in a range of research techniques and methodologies and of quantitative and empirical methods. We particularly welcome research and teaching interests that will complement and enhance the department’s research portfolio in one or more of the following areas: language variation and change, sociolinguistics, varieties of English.

Interview date: expected during week commencing 22 March 2021

For informal enquiries:
Please contact the Deputy Head of Department (Dr Tamar Keren-Portnoy, or Professor Paul Foulkes ( by e-mail.

For further information please see the department web pages, which can be found at the top of this page.

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.

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork

To apply, follow the instructions given at the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 14-Feb-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Tamar Keren-Portnoy
Phone: 44-(1904)-323-614

Page Updated: 13-Jan-2021