Associate Lecturer in English Language & Linguistics

University of York - Department of Language and Linguistic Science

The Department of Language & Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer to contribute to teaching in the field of English Language and Linguistics. The post is full-time on a fixed-term appointment which starts 1 October 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, until 31 August 2022.


You will contribute to teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervising on our English language and linguistics programmes. You will be required to teach modules in the history of English, including specific earlier periods such as Old English or Middle English. You will be expected to develop your own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance, and to set and mark coursework and exams, providing constructive feedback to students. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose interests include one or more of the following: corpus linguistics, English phonetics and phonology, English syntax, quantitative methods. In addition to in-depth subject knowledge you should demonstrate attention to detail, with a commitment to high quality.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You are an early career linguist with a PhD in linguistics or closely related subject. You have a track record of high quality teaching and can teach modules in English language and linguistics at advanced level. You will have the ability to plan, manage, organise and reflect upon your teaching, as well as experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department (Professor Dunstan Brown) by telephone (+44 (0)1904 322653) or by e-mail ( Please also see the department web pages at

Interviews will take place on 11 September 2018.

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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