LINGUIST List 32.2919

Tue Sep 14 2021

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Sociolinguistics (Teaching and Research), Queen Mary, University of London

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Date: 10-Sep-2021
From: Hazel Tsoi-Wiles <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Sociolinguistics (Teaching and Research), Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Queen Mary, University of London
Department: School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
Job Location: London, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Sociolinguistics (Teaching and Research)

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film invites applications from scholars for a key appointment in Sociolinguistics in the Department of Linguistics. The position can be filled at the level of Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor. Applications are invited from candidates with substantial research and training expertise in both quantitative and qualitative subfields of sociolinguistics. Specialisation in language variation, sociolinguistic perception, gender and sexuality, linguistic anthropology and/or interaction are of particular interest.

You will make significant contributions to the intellectual life of the School and field of Sociolinguistics. You will contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including making innovations in teaching and learning, supervision of students, and enhancing student experience as well as contributing as a senior academic to the wider achievements of the School.

You will make important research contributions within your field, advancing the subject or profession through publications and public engagement within sociolinguistics. You will be responsible for supporting, mentoring and coaching research colleagues within their roles and wider career development, fostering collegiality through role-modeling and fulfilling School-wide responsibilities.

About You:
You will hold a PhD and/or relevant professional qualification together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment, shaping and influencing the curriculum. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, and good organisational and communicative skills are also essential. Candidates at the Professor level are expected to contribute to the development of the School’s teaching and research strategies.

About the School:
Further details about the School can be found at

About Queen Mary:
We embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. We offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. The post is full time and permanent with an expected start date of 1 Sept. 2022. The salary is competitive and not less than £56,678 per annum (Senior Lecturer/Reader), inclusive of London Allowance. Professorial salaries will be commensurate with level, skills and experience.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Candidates must complete an online application via the application link below. Please indicate the role level you are seeking in the application form and supporting statement.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Colleen Cotter at the email address listed below. To apply, click the ‘apply online’ button on the job page via the application link below.
The closing date is 15 Nov. 2021. Interviews will be held in early February 2022.

Application Deadline: 15-Nov-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Colleen Cotter

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