Job offer in london Teaching Fellow in Linguistics (Formal Linguistics) at Queen Mary University of London



(Fixed-Term 1 September 2017 – 30 June 2020)

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus at our Mile End home.

The Linguistics Department was ranked first among UK linguistics departments in the national Research Assessment Exercise (2008) and Research Excellence Framework (2014). Present research strengths of the department are within the area of syntax and semantics and their interface; sociolinguistics, phonetics, and their interface; experimental, neurolinguistic, and psycholinguistic research; language, community, and mediated discourse; and multilingualism and the city. As well as a popular MA programme, the department is home to a thriving and vibrant PhD student community. The department has a record of major research grants in syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, and experimental linguistics.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London intends to appoint to three-year fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in Linguistics, with a formal linguistics speciality, for the period 01 September 2017 – 30 June 2020.

The appointment will augment the teaching curriculum in linguistics, with modules offered in particular within the area of formal linguistics. The post holder will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching, assessment, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students, and to contribute to the life of the Department and the School in a more general way, for instance by participating in relevant postgraduate reading groups and seminars, and by undertaking appropriate administrative and advisory duties. The post does not have a research element.

The post is full-time and fixed term, from 01 September 2017 – 30 June 2020. The successful candidate would ideally be able to take up his or her appointment from 01 September 2017. Salary will be in the range of £36,064 – £37,050 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Details about the School can be found at: www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk

Further details about the post and application information can be found at: www.hr.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies.

Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement, should be submitted by 29 June 2017. Interviews will take place in early July 2017.