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Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

University of York - Department of Language and Linguistic Science

Location: York
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th January 2021
Closes: 14th February 2021
Job Ref: 9049

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics to contribute to research and teaching from 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time.


You will play a full part in the research, teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervising in sociolinguistics on our English language, linguistics and sociolinguistics programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects as well as lead on and/or contribute to the production and dissemination of research outputs and research outcomes.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

You are an early to mid-career teacher and researcher, with a PhD in Linguistics or closely related field, who is establishing, or has established, a track record of high quality empirical research and are committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. You will have specialist knowledge in sociolinguistics as well as in a range of research techniques and methodologies and of quantitative and empirical methods. We particularly welcome research and teaching interests that will complement and enhance the department’s research portfolio in one or more of the following areas: language variation and change, sociolinguistics, varieties of English.

Interview date: Expected during week commencing 22 March 2021

For informal enquiries: please contact the Deputy Head of Department (Dr Tamar Keren-Portnoy, or Professor Paul Foulkes ( by e-mail. For further information please see the department web pages at

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