The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent post in Linguistics (Lecturer or Senior Lecturer), within the Department of Linguistics and English Language, tenable from 1st September 2021.
You will have an established record of excellence in theory-driven research and research-led teaching. Crucially, you will also have an established record in the creation and delivery of activities and initiatives that translate research into beneficial activity or positive change in the wider community beyond academia, generating ‘impact’ as defined in the UK Research Excellence Framework. The department will consider candidates with a strong record of research outputs and a strong record of demonstrable impact on society in any area of linguistics, but particularly welcomes candidates with research or teaching expertise in multilingualism or bilingualism.
You will be expected to make a strong contribution to the research and research-impact strategy of the School by publishing high-quality peer-reviewed research outputs and by translating their research into activities and initiatives that have a demonstrable positive impact on society. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum design and research-led teaching on the English Language and Linguistics undergraduate programmes and the Linguistics MA programme. You will also be expected to contribute to administrative tasks within the Department or School, and participate in regular recruitment activities and staff-student events.
You will be expected to follow the University’s New Academics Programme and be subject to a probationary period. Lecturers on probationary appointments benefit from reduced teaching loads during the period of probation.
Candidates must submit a demonstrable 5-year strategy for producing high-quality research and for generating significant external impact on society and public engagement from that research, as evidenced by a concise description (max 1 page).
This is to be submitted along with your application under the supporting Documents tab.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.
Blended working arrangements may be considered
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Dr. Tine Breban, Head of Department of Linguistics and English Language
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.