LINGUIST List 32.2196

Mon Jun 28 2021

Jobs: Phonetics; Phonology: Lecturer, Newcastle University

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Date: 28-Jun-2021
From: Laura Elliott <>
Subject: Phonetics; Phonology: Lecturer, Newcastle University, UK
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University or Organization: Newcastle University
Department: School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Job Location: Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Phonetics; Phonology


The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics wishes to appoint an outstanding teacher and scholar as a full-time Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology.

You will have a completed PhD in Linguistics or English Language, and have experience in teaching the phonetics and phonology of English and other languages at undergraduate level. Proficiency in the collection, analysis and handling of empirical language data in English and other languages is essential. Also essential is the ability to teach and research in one or more of these additional strengths of the Language and Linguistics subject group: language acquisition and evolution, language and cognition, language variation and change, syntax. You will have an excellent publication record for your career stage. You should also be able to demonstrate clear potential for making a significant contribution to the School’s and Faculty’s collaborative teaching and research culture, which includes a capacity for academic and societal impacts.

For further inquiries, please contact Professor Jo Robinson, Head of School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (, or Dr Heike Pichler, Head of the Language and Linguistics subject group (

The School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics (SELLL) currently has 64 members of academic staff (55FT and 9PT) working across the fields of English Language and Linguistics, English Literature and Creative Writing. 13 Research Associates and Fellows work alongside these staff. Together with our 750 undergraduates and over 200 postgraduates (registered on both taught and research programmes), we form a thriving and highly motivated intellectual community, dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching and research. Over 80% of our research was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and our teaching was rated as ‘excellent’ in the last QAA audit.

The Language and Linguistics subject group in SELLL has particular research and teaching strengths in: linguistic theory; language acquisition, evolution and development; language and cognition; and language variation and change. Funded projects over the past few years have addressed issues across these sub-disciplines, including topical research on language, migration and identity and work on language learning by immigrant adults. Considerable funding has also been attracted for research into and the development of a ‘big data’ corpus of North Eastern English. Funding has been won too for research in language and cognition as well as in formal linguistics, most recently through a project with colleagues at Cambridge on novel approaches to parametric variation in syntax. In addition to the wide range of undergraduate teaching and learning offered by the Language and Linguistics subject group in SELLL, the group also lead the MA in Linguistics and IPhD in English Language and Linguistics. We have had considerable success too in supporting PGR student research via the UKRI funded doctoral training partnerships known as ‘Northern Bridge’ and ‘NINE’. Newcastle University also has a very active Phonetics and Phonology research group, and a very well-resourced Linguistics Laboratory supporting experimental and quantitative linguistics research.

To apply, please visit the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 18-Jul-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Mrs Laura Elliott

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