JOB: 2 positions in English Linguistics, Lille, France [URGENT action needed]

Maarten Lemmens maarten.lemmens at
Mon Oct 25 10:20:40 UTC 2010

This is a re-post of the job announcement sent out last week. People 
interested should go through the qualification procedure, deadline for 
this is Oct. 28, 16h00 (Paris time), so *only 2 days left*. The 
procedure is not all that complicated.
Apologies for multiple postings.

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Two tenure track positions in English Linguistics, Université Lille3, France

!!! URGENT JOB NOTICE !!! Answer needed before Oct. 28, 2010 (see below)!!!

The University of Lille 3, France, will have two tenure track positions
available track position in English Linguistics, with the following profile:
1) Corpus linguistics, syntax
2) didactics (ESL) and/or language acquisition

The candidate must hold a PhD, or be sure to have a PhD in hand by
December 1, 2010 at the latest, in the field of English Linguistics (or
comparable, with good command of English) and have demonstrated
expertise in this domain, through quality publication and solid teaching 
experience. The ideal candidate will engage in the further expansion of 
the corpus linguistics group (position 1) or the ESL teaching and 
research group (position 2) with the STL research center at the 
Université Lille 3 (

Normal teaching load is about 7 hours per week (2 terms of 13 weeks) and 
concerns English linguistics classes, or possibly also English for
non-specialists (ESP) (mostly undergraduate level).

Hiring will be done at the level of "Maître de Conférences" (MCF) with a 
monthly salary scale ranging from 2,058 to 3,722 (before taxes and
withholdings), depending on the number of years of experience at MCF
level (i.e. most positions for which a PhD is required).
Initially, there is no requirement that candidates speak French
fluently, but it is preferred that they at least have a sufficient
working knowledge to understand the procedures. The successful candidate 
must be authorized to work legally in France by Sept. 1, 2011, the start 
date of the position.

Candidates who are interested in this position should contact Maarten
Lemmens (maarten.lemmens at AS SOON AS POSSIBLE; please
send along your CV too, so that he can check whether all's ok. (No need 
to send a full application to him, just the CV.)
Meanwhile you can already start the first official step for candidates 
which is to register on-line for the QUALIFICATION by *October 28, 2011, 
16:00* (Parisian time) on the official site of the Ministère de
l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche;
on the right, click on "accès Galaxie/qualification"
(you'll also see a link to the "calendrier" with important dates for the 
qualification MCF)

The idea is that you need to get the qualification MCF before you can
apply for a job as an MCF. People who hold a position of rank similar to 
MCF could apply without the qualification, but it is safer to follow the 
usual official procedure, which is open to all nationalities anyway.

Do not hesitate to contact Maarten Lemmens
(maarten.lemmens at should you have any questions on this
position or on the official procedure.

Den bästa taktiken är inte alltid att hålla sig upprätt, utan att lära
sig falla mjukt" (Kajsa Ingemarsson, "Små citroner gula", p. 292)
Maarten (=Martin) Lemmens
Professeur en linguistique et didactique des langues
(Spécialités: linguistique anglaise & linguistique cognitive)
Université Lille 3,
B.P. 60149, 59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France
Bureau B4.138; tél.: +33 (0)

  Membre de l'UMR 8163 Savoirs, Textes, Langage
  Editor-in-Chief "CogniTextes" (revue de l'AFLiCo)
  Membre du bureau de l'Association Française de Linguistique Cognitive
  Board member of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association

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