Permanent Lectureship in Linguistics [Bangor University]

Vyv Evans v.evans at
Thu Dec 16 23:26:58 UTC 2010

School of Linguistics and English Language, Bangor University

Lecturer position in Linguistics
Grade 7:  £29,853 - £35,646 p.a.

(Reference No: 11-10/118)

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent Lectureship in 
Linguistics. The post is tenable from July 1st 2011 or as soon as 
possible thereafter.

The School of Linguistics and English Language has two research 
priorities: Cognitive Linguistics, and Bilingualism. The successful 
candidate will have an established or emerging research programme, 
including publications, which fits with one (or both) of these research 
priorities. Candidates will have promise of producing research outputs 
at a level of international excellence and clear and realistic plans for 
successful grant capture. In addition, the successful candidate will be 
able to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate programmes in 
Linguistics and English Language, as well as one or more of the MA 
programmes, with evidence of teaching excellence. The School offers four 
MAs: Anthropological Linguistics, Bilingualism, Cognitive Linguistics, 
and Linguistics. Experience of teaching and/or the ability to teach a 
selection of modules from the following at undergraduate and 
postgraduate levels may be an advantage: grammar, language acquisition, 
anthropological/cultural linguistics, linguistic ethnography, language 
and mind/psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics. 
Applicants invited to interview will be asked to submit two 
representative articles, and will be asked to give a presentation 
providing an overview of their research.

Closing date for applications: 1.00 p.m. Monday 24th January, 2011.
Interviews will take place on 2nd March, 2011

See the web link for further details: 

*Specifications and Further Particulars*

Background information:
The School of Linguistics & English Language is the only School of 
Linguistics in Wales, one of the oldest in the UK, and Bangor University 
is the only Welsh institution to offer a degree in Linguistics. At 
present, the School has approximately 180 undergraduate and around 24 MA 
students and 20 PhD students. We offer single honours degrees in 
Linguistics, and English language plus combined degree programmes with 
other Schools. We also have four taught masters programmes, including an 
MA in Anthropological Linguistics, an MA in Bilingualism, an MA in 
Cognitive Linguistics, and an MA in Linguistics.

The School has a vibrant research community and culture and is 
particularly known for its research in the areas of Cognitive 
Linguistics, and Bilingualism/Multilingualism.  The purpose of this 
post, in part, is to further enhance capacity in these areas.  The 
strength of Bilingualism in the School has led to the establishment of 
the ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice 
( <>), 
the first and only research centre in the UK to focus on bilingualism, 
bringing together researchers from the Schools of Linguistics, 
Psychology and Education.

 From August 2011, the School of Linguistics & English Language will be 
merging with the School of Modern Languages to form the largest School 
in the College of Arts, Education & Humanities, in the University.  The 
new School of Languages and Linguistics will have around 20 full-time 
academic staff, as well as nearly 20 teaching support staff.  The 
Lectureships will be based within the Linguistics & English Language 
section of the new School.

Information on Linguistics & English Language, including its staff and 
their research interests can be found at

Post specification:
The post-holder will maintain an active research programme leading to 
publications at a level of international excellence, while developing 
plans and applying for external funding.  Teaching commitment will not 
exceed 8 hours per week, for 20 teaching weeks per year, with one 
semester of teaching remission granted periodically as agreed by the 
Head of School in order to support research activities.  The post-holder 
will perform administrative duties, as agreed with the Head of School, 
be eligible for School research support funds, some of which are awarded 
on a merit basis in order to support the development of an 
internationally excellent reputation in areas of research expertise.  
The post-holder will also be expected to establish a record of teaching 
excellence at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to offer at 
least one module in their area of research expertise at the MA level.  
The post-holder are also expected to establish a record of significant 
service to the School, including serving as a personal tutor to 
undergraduate and graduate students, and University and the academic 
community at large.  The post-holder will be responsible to the Head of 

Person specification:

. An established or emerging research programme that relates to one (or 
both) of the School's research priorities: Cognitive Linguistics, and 

. A PhD in hand from date of appointment, in a relevant area

. A publication record that shows promise of leading to research outputs 
that can be described as internationally excellent under the terms of 
the UK's Research Excellence Framework 

. Clear plans for grant application, and promise of successful grant 

. An ability to contribute to teaching in the undergraduate and 
postgraduate programmes offered by Linguistics & English Language

. Evidence of the promise of excellence in teaching provision

. The ability to work well as part of a team, and in a collegial way

. Demonstrate an understanding of the bilingual nature of the 
institution and the area.


. Experience of teaching or the ability to teach a subset of the 
following at undergraduate and postgraduate levels: grammar, language 

anthropological/cultural linguistics, linguistic ethnography, language 
and mind/psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics

. Evidence or promise of the ability to build national and international 
research collaborations

. The ability/expertise to develop research synergies with colleagues in 
Modern Languages ( <>)

. Experience of University administration

How to apply:
To receive full consideration, applicants are requested to provide i) a 
completed standard Bangor application form, available from the Bangor 
University Job Opportunities web-site, ii) a curriculum vitae including 
a full listing of publications, iii) a statement of research interests 
and plans, iv) a statement of teaching experience, including details of 
which modules at undergraduate and MA levels the applicant is able and 
willing to teach, and v) the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of 
three referees with knowledge of applicants' research and teaching 

The positions are permanent, tenable from July 1st 2011, or as soon as 
possible thereafter. 

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact the Head of 
School, Professor Vyv Evans (tel. +44 (0)1248 383295, e-mail: 
v.evans at

Evidence of Eligibility to work in the U.K.
The University has a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees 
are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

For positions which require highly specialised skills and 
qualifications, and there are no suitable 'resident' (i.e European 
Economic Area (EEA)) applicants,  the University will often be able to 
obtain a certificate of sponsorship for a suitably qualified applicant 
who is not currently eligible to work in the UK.

For vacancies that are not academic, research or highly specialist it is 
extremely unlikely that a certificate of sponsorship would be granted.  
In such cases we will therefore be unable to consider an application 
from someone who is not currently eligible to work in the UK.

The UK Border Agency website 
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help you assess whether you would be eligible to apply for one of our 

Prior to being permitted to commence employment with the University, you 
will be required to produce documentary evidence of permission to work 
in the United Kingdom.    Acceptable documents are items such as a 
passport showing you are a British Citizen, or that you have a right of 
abode in the United Kingdom;  a document showing your permanent UK 
National Insurance Number and your full UK Birth Certificate;  A 
document showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area 
country or Switzerland - this must be a national passport or national 
identity card; A passport or UK issued national identity card providing 
evidence of your Visa detailing the Tier for which your Certificate of 
Sponsorship covered you e.g. Tier 2, Tier 4, Tier 5 or indeed Tier 1 if 
you applied for this yourself.  This list is not exhaustive.  A full 
list of acceptable documentary evidence is available on request.  An 
original document must be seen on or before your first day of employment.

Prof. Vyv Evans
Professor of Linguistics

Head of School
School of Linguistics & English Language
Bangor University

General Editor of 'Language & Cognition'
A Mouton de Gruyter journal

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