Lecturer in Phonology & Phonetics, Department of Language and Linguistics

University of Essex

United Kingdom

September 26, 2022

Description

Job title

Lecturer in Phonology & Phonetics, Department of Language and Linguistics

Job reference

REQ06448

Application closing date

26/09/2022

Location

Colchester

Salary

£43,414 - £51,805 per annum

Employment type

Permanent, Full-time

Job category/type

Academic, Education, Research

Attachments

REQ06448/Jobpack.pdf

Job description

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 one place.

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 application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact resourcing@essex.ac.uk

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Founded in the year 1964, the University of Essex is one of the leading universities located in England, the U.K. same year, 122 students enrolled themselves at the university, which grew up to nearly 1,00,000 during the subsequent 50 years....