Language and Linguistic Science
£44,263-£54,395 per year
Hours of work
University of York campus
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.Role
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]
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