JOB: various positions in Linguistics, Lille, France

Maarten Lemmens maarten.lemmens at
Mon Oct 10 09:04:03 UTC 2011

Pending official approval, the University of Lille 3, France (research 
centre UMR 8163 STL “Savoirs, Textes, Langage”,) will be hiring two full 
professors (Professeur, PR) and three lecturers (Maître de Conférences, 
MCF) starting Sept 1, 2012 in the following areas:

MCF (Department of French & Linguistics)
- Lexical semantics and data mining
- Psycholinguistics
- Sign languages

PR (Applied Languages Department, Translation)
- English Linguistics
- German Linguistics

There will also be a one-year position (English Department) for someone 
(MCF or PR) with a specialization in ESL or ELT (‘didactique’)

The candidate should have a PhD (for the MCF position) and, for the PR 
position, (the equivalent of) the "habilitation à diriger des 
recherches" or should already hold a Professor position. The successful 
candidate must be authorized to work legally in France by Sept. 1, 2012, 
the start date of these positions (if approved).

The candidate appointed will be expected to teach at the graduate (PR) 
and undergraduate level (MCF and PR) and he/she will integrate the 
research group STL (

The vacant positions will be officially announced in February or March 
2012 in the "Journal Officiel de la République Française". They will 
also be published on the Lille 3 web site. In principle (in accordance 
with recent changes in the regulations), it is possible to apply 
directly to the University that is opening positions, provided the 
candidate holds a comparable position. However, it is strongly 
recommended, also for PR positions, to apply for a ‘qualification’ by 
the "Conseil National des Universités" (CNU). The ‘liste de 
qualification’ is essentially a shortlist of candidates considered to be 
eligible for vacant positions.

In order to get qualified, it is necessary to register on the official 
site of the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche 
before *October 27 (16h, Parisian time)*, stating your intention to 
apply for a qualification at the desired level (MCF or PR). Candidates 
applying for a job in the French department should ask for a 
qualification in the 7th section ("Sciences du Langage"); for a job in 
the English department, candidates are advised to ask for a 
qualification both in the 7th and in the 11th section (”Langue, 
littérature et civilisation des pays anglo-saxons”). The submission of 
the actual application file, both electronically and on paper, will be 
the second stage in the process.

- creation of login on the Galaxy platform, 
right click on "accès Galaxie/qualification"
(on the right, there are also some links with useful information, such 
as the "calendrier" with important dates for the qualification MCF or PR)
- registration for qualification (needed for the designation of 
reviewers by the CNU) (deadline *October 27, 2011; 16h, Parisian time*)
- publication (on Galaxy platform) of the names & addresses of the 
designated reviewers (*November 25, 2011*)
- full submission of an electronic file and hard copies to be sent to 
the two reviewers (one for each): deadline *December 16, 2011; 00:00 
(midnight) Paris time*)

In sum, for all MCF or PR positions in France, the application usually 
proceeds in two steps:
- the candidate goes through a qualification procedure at the national 
level (deadlines October 27, 2011 and 16 December, 2011)
- the candidate has to apply at the University level early 2012

For further information, please contact Georgette Dal 
(georgette.dal at for positions in the French department, 
Ilse Depraetere (LEA) (ilse.depraetere at, Maarten Lemmens 
(maarten.lemmens at (ESL (Didactique))
For more information about STL:
For information about the University of Lille 3:
For information about LEA (Langues Etrangères Appliquées/Applied 
Languages Department)
For information about Lettres Modernes, SDL (Sciences du Langage)
For information about Angellier (English Departement)
For information about the "qualification", Professor/MCF status and 
salary, go to the webpage of the French Ministry of Education: 

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