Associate Professorship (or Professorship) in Linguistics

University of Oxford - Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics in association with Somerville College and St Hughs College

The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (FL) from 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College and a Lecturership at St Hugh’s College, Oxford.

The appointment will be a permanent post (after initial probation) and will be on a salary scale of £45,066 to £60,513 p.a. Those appointed below the top of this range will receive annual increments until they reach the top point.

The faculty and the college are looking to appoint a specialist in syntax. The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in Linguistics with a research specialisation in syntax, including constraint-based as well as transformational theories. The applicant will have experience in teaching syntax at the undergraduate and graduate level; the ability to develop undergraduate and graduate course materials in syntax; a record of, or potential for, internationally excellent publications in highly ranked academic journals and with major presses; and an interest in and willingness to participate in outreach activities for the faculty. A record of teaching and publication in one or more other areas of Linguistics is desirable.

Applicants should note that the appointment involves two separate contracts, one with the college and one with the University, and the postholder will be expected to undertake duties (as outlined in the further particulars) for both the college and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Aditi Lahiri at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HG, or telephone: +44 (0)1865 280400.

Further particulars and an application form are available from the following website:

The closing date for applications and the last date for receipt of references direct from referees is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 24 October 2016.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2016.

Please quote reference 900240 in all correspondence.

The University of Oxford and Somerville College are Equal Opportunities Employers.

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