Permanent Senior Lecturer/Reader in Linguistics [Bangor University]

Vyv Evans v.evans at
Thu Dec 16 23:52:56 UTC 2010

Senior Lecturer/Reader position in the School of Linguistics and English 
Language, Bangor University

Grade 9:  £45,155 - £52,347 p.a.
(Reference No: 11-10/119)

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent Senior 
Lecturer/Reader in Linguistics. The post is tenable from July 1st 2011 
or as soon as possible thereafter. The School of Linguistics & English 
Language has two research priorities: Cognitive Linguistics, and 
Bilingualism. The successful candidate will have an established and high 
profile research programme, including publications at a level of 
international excellence, which fits with one (or both) of these 
research priorities. The successful candidate will have a track record 
of securing external grant capture with clear and realistic plans for 
future 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 one or more 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. The 
successful candidate will also be expected to mentor more junior 
research-active colleagues, and be involved in developing the School's 
research strategy. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to 
submit three 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 1st March, 2011.
See the weblink at: 

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 centre in the UK to focus on bilingualism, bringing 
together researchers from the Schools of Linguistics, Psychology and 

 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 Senior 
Lecturer/Reader 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, including 
publishing research outputs at a level of international excellence, 
while 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 maintain an internationally excellent 
reputation in areas of research expertise.  The post holder will also be 
expected to maintain 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 will also 
maintain a record of significant service to the School, including 
serving as a personal tutor to undergraduate and graduate students, and 
the University and the academic community at large.  The post holder is 
expected to be involved in mentoring more junior research-active 
colleagues, and to engage with and assist in developing the evolving 
research strategy of the School. 

Person specification:

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

A PhD in a relevant area

An established publication record that is internationally excellent in 
nature as judged under the terms of the UK's Research Excellence Framework

A track record of successful external grant capture, with clear plans 
for future grant applications 

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

Evidence 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 one or more of the 
following at undergraduate and postgraduate levels: grammar, language 
acquisition, anthropological/cultural linguistics, linguistic 
ethnography, language and
mind/psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics

Evidence of the ability to build national and international research 

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 the applicant's research and teaching 

The position is permanent, tenable from July 1st 2011, or as soon as 
possible thereafter.

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

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For positions which require highly specialised skills and 
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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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