G782 - Professor/ Reader in Linguistics

Newcastle University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - English Lit, Language & Linguistics

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar and research leader to the post of Professor/Reader in Linguistics.

The appointment will be made in any field of Linguistics. The appointee will make a major contribution to research and learning & teaching in Linguistics, and will provide strategic research leadership for Linguistics in the lead-up to REF2021 within the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment (UoA28) which includes researchers from three schools (the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, and the School of Modern Languages). The successful candidate will assume the role of REF co-ordinator for Linguistics within the Unit of Assessment.

As such, the appointee will play a key role in the further strategic development of Linguistics. Through inspirational and strong leadership they will contribute to Linguistics’ overall excellence in research performance and impact culture, championing and embedding increased integration across the three schools, and ensuring that Linguistics is at the forefront of transformational research and impact activity.  

The appointee will have a substantial national/international academic reputation and experience of successful leadership. S/he will join a vibrant Linguistics Research Community, making a full contribution to the discipline’s and academic staff’s wider ambitions and delivering high quality outcomes. This is an exciting post that provides an opportunity to work with world-leading individuals and groups across a diverse and creative University research community.

We therefore invite applications from individuals with an excellent record in research and teaching in any field of linguistics, successful academic leadership experience, and an interest in building on the strengths and enhancing the multidisciplinary nature of Linguistics at Newcastle. The postholder will be based in the School that most clearly aligns with their research and teaching specialisms.

Interviews for the post are provisionally scheduled for 28 September 2017, with presentations and informal meetings due to take place on 27 September 2017.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Caroline Walker-Gleaves (Head of Education, Communication and Language Sciences); Nigel Harkness (Head of Modern Languages); or James Annesley (Head of English Literature, Language and Linguistics).  

Start Date : 01 January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)  

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