Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science

University of York
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263-£54,395
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Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science


Language and Linguistic Science


£44,263-£54,395 per year


Grade 7

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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  • Job Description 13050.pdf (PDF, 306.57kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science for a fixed term period of 12 months. York is a world-leading centre for teaching and research in Forensic Speech Science. The Forensic Speech Science group is made up of a vibrant mix of faculty, post-docs, and PhD and MSc students. We offer the world's only MSc programme in Forensic Speech Science, as well as undergraduate modules in Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics. We run ambitious and exciting research projects examining various aspects of Forensic Speech Science, with a focus on both linguistic-phonetic and automatic approaches. We also work closely with forensic analysts, governmental organisations, and commercial speech technology companies, both in the delivery of our teaching and in our research. Finally, we have recently been awarded funding by the University, through the BIEI initiative, to support being able to conduct forensic casework, to grow continuing professional development courses, and to develop services to support forensic analysts with the requirements of regulation.


    As part of this role, you will work as part of the Forensic Speech Science team (with Paul Foulkes, Vincent Hughes, Amelia Gully, James Tompkinson, and Jessica Wormald), to deliver world-leading teaching and research. You will be involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate modules in forensic speech science, phonetics, and sociophonetics. You will also develop your research profile, by working on projects, disseminating your work, and applying for research funding. You will supervise MSc dissertations. You will also contribute to the development of our commercial plans, through, for example, the delivery of CPD training.

    The successful applicant will start on 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is full-time and fixed term for 12 months.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • PhD in Linguistics, Phonetics, Speech Science, or another relevant discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Specialist knowledge of forensic speech science, phonetics, and sociophonetics

  • Ability to analyse forensic recordings and to recognise challenges

  • Advanced and specialist IT knowledge, including Praat

  • Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals

  • Interview date: March 2024

    For informal enquiries: please contact Vincent Hughes at [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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