Lecturer in Phonology & Phonetics, Department of Language and Linguistics
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£43,414 - £51,805 per annum
Academic, Education, Research
Department of Language and Linguistics (DLL)
The Department of Language and Linguistics (DLL) has 37 full-time academic
members of staff and provides a broad spectrum of expertise in the study of
language and in the practical teaching of modern foreign languages. Its core
ambition is to offer students a transformative educational experience in these
areas underpinned by high quality research. The majority of research conducted
in the department is rated ‘world leading' or ‘internationally excellent',
placing us 1st in the UK for research impact and 3rd in the UK for research
quality overall (REF 2021).
Our linguistics expertise covers Theoretical and Descriptive linguistics,
Applied linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, TEFL and
Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling. We offer a wide range of languages
including French, German, Spanish and Italian that can be taken at degree
level from beginners to advanced levels following the Common European
Languages Framework. Portuguese can be studied from a pre-A level standard.
The Department is now seeking to appoint a permanent, full-time ASER Lecturer
in Phonetics/Phonology (teaching and research contract) from 3rd January
2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Duties of the Role
The appointed candidate will direct and deliver modules in phonology and
phonetics at undergraduate and postgraduate level and conduct high quality
research in phonology and to contribute to the successful administration and
management of the department.
Duties will include engage in individual and/or collaborative research
activity (resulting in internationally excellent publications) that is in
keeping with REF criteria, generating external research funding, including in
collaboration with colleagues, appropriate in scale to career stage and
subject area norms and undertaking leadership duties related to research and
education appropriate to career stage.
The successful candidate will also contribute to the supervision of both MA
and PhD students in phonology and related areas and should demonstrate
excellent research in phonology, showing a good understanding of the inter-
connectedness between phonology and other modules of grammar and with
phonetics in particular.
A full list of duties can be found within the jobpack attached.
Skills and qualifications required
The successful candidate will have a relevant doctoral level research degree
in Phonology/Phonetics or be in the final stages of your studies and will have
fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional
recognition at this or a higher level.
The post places equal importance to excellence in teaching and in research and
the successful candidate must have proven experience in teaching at
undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage
in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging
and innovative ways; and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission
to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes, with potential for
research to have a wider than academic impact.
In addition, you will have evidence of breadth of knowledge in phonology that
will allow students to be introduced to a range of contemporary phonological
theories, coupled with the ability to teach in other related core areas such
as phonetics and Intonation.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are essential for this
post, along with proven ability to collaborate with colleagues on course
development, curriculum changes and module delivery.
At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who
we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan,
internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students
from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in
To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that
promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our
Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings
and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.
Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and
person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications
and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the
post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an
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