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Lecturer in Theoretical Syntax

The University of Edinburgh - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences /Linguistics and English Language

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 (A revised salary range for this grade of £48,350 - £59,421 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024
Job Ref: 9738

Full-time - 35 hours per week 

Open ended (Permanent)

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a full time, open-ended lecturer in Theoretical Syntax.

The Opportunity:

The University seeks to appoint an open-ended, full time Lecturer in Theoretical Syntax, within the department of Linguistics and English Language in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and develop the School’s current research and teaching profile in theoretical syntax, and to build links to other related strengths in the University, possibly including syntax and its interfaces with semantics, pragmatics, and morphophonology; acquisition of syntax; sentence processing; grammar change; linguistic fieldwork; computational models of syntax; and language evolution. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent publication record for their career stage, and to demonstrate potential for attracting external grant funding. The potential to make a significant contribution to the teaching and research culture of the School is essential. The successful candidate will offer courses at both UG and MSc level and will be expected to supervise and recruit PhD students.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Extensive experience of original research in theoretical syntax, supported by a relevant qualification (normally a PhD or equivalent; pending assumed complete may be considered).
  • A strong record of publication in high quality venues, as appropriate to career stage.
  • Evidence of experience in teaching, as appropriate to career stage, indicative of commitment to and potential for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of recent, sustained and developing research and publication activities, appropriate to career stage, meeting standards of international excellence.
  • The ability to communicate highly theoretical material to a diverse audience. A deep commitment to delivering engaging and effective teaching and supervision to students at all levels and from diverse backgrounds, using appropriate teaching methods.
  • The ability to engage effectively with the wider academic and professional community.
  • The ability to work in a team to deliver teaching and learning objectives.
  • The ability to lead, motivate, and support students at all levels from undergraduate to PhD.
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