[lg policy] Job offer: Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics or Bilingualism, BANGOR UNIVERSITY

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  1. Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics or Bilingualism
     (Alan Wallington)


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       Bilingualism
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BANGOR UNIVERSITY
School of Linguistics and English Language
Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics, or Bilingualism Grade 7 or 8:
?30,122 - ?44,156 p.a.

As part of an exciting expansion of the School of Linguistics & English
Language, applications are now invited for a permanent (=tenured)
lecturer (=Assistant Professor) in either Cognitive Linguistics or
Bilingualism. Outstanding applicants are sought who will have an
emerging or established research programme in either (or both) of these
areas, and have evidence of producing, or the potential to produce
research outputs that are judged to be internationally excellent.
Candidates will be able to contribute to a wide range of undergraduate
teaching in Linguistics, and English Language Studies, as well as more
specialist topics in one or more of the School's MA and MSc programmes,
especially in the areas of Cognitive Linguistics, or Bilingualism.  The
ability to offer undergraduate teaching in the areas of language and
society, discourse and variation, sociolinguistics, and teaching English
as a foreign language may be an advantage.  Information on Linguistics &
English Language, including its staff and their research interests can
be found at http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/

Salary will be on the appropriate grade dependant on experience.
This post is tenable from 1^st September 2012.

Application forms and further particulars should be obtained by
contacting Human Resources, Bangor University;  tel: (01248)
382926/383865;  e-mail: personnel at bangor.ac.uk
<mailto:personnel at bangor.ac.uk>; web: www.bangor.ac.uk
<http://www.bangor.ac.uk>

Please quote reference number 12-11/169 when applying.
Closing date for applications: *1.00 p.m.* Thursday 5^th April 2012.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9^th May 2012.

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

*/Committed To Equal Opportunities/*

*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 230 undergraduate and around 20 MA
students and 15 PhD students. We offer single honours degrees in
Linguistics, and English language plus combined degree programmes with
other Schools. We also have a number of Masters programmes, including an
MA in Linguistics, an MA in Bilingualism, an MA in Cognitive
Linguistics, a Masters by Research (MRes), with various pathways
(including one in Welsh Linguistics), and two new MSc schemes, one in
Forensic Linguistics, and one in Language Development.   The School has
a vibrant research community and culture and is particularly known for
its research in the areas of Cognitive Linguistics, and Bilingualism.
In terms of the latter, the School leads an interdisciplinary
ESRC-funded Bilingualism Research Centre, which involves collaboration
with the Schools of Psychology and Education
(www.bilingualism.bangor.ac.uk), and is involved in the All-Wales
ESRC-funded doctoral training centre with the Bilingualism pathway
coordinated from Bangor.  The School currently has nine permanent
members of fulltime academic staff, plus two teaching associates.
Information on Linguistics & English Language, including its staff and
their research interests can be found at
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/

*Rationale for the present post:*
The present post forms part of an expansion of the School of
Linguistics, involving an ambitious internationalisation agenda.  In
addition to enhancement of the taught postgraduate programme, such as
two new MSc schemes, the School has developed a new BA degree scheme in
English Language Studies, which inaugurates from September 2012.  The
new BA will run parallel to our existing BA schemes in Linguistics, and
English Language, and shares some components with those degree schemes.
However, the new BA is specifically aimed at the international
undergraduate market.  A consequence of these exciting new developments
is that the School now seeks to further enhance its research and
teaching capacity.  The School seeks to appoint an additional permanent
member of staff whose research profile directly engages with one of the
two research priorities of the School (Cognitive Linguistics, or
Bilingualism); the new staff member should also be able to offer
teaching, at undergraduate level, in a wide range of English
linguistics/English language studies, as well as in their research
specialism(s) at postgraduate level.  The School is particularly keen to
appoint someone who can teach in one or more of the following areas:
sociolinguistics, discourse and variation, Teaching English as a Foreign
Language.  The ability to offer forensic linguistics may also be an
advantage.  Details of the BA in English language Studies are here:
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/overseas.php?menu=13&catid=3907&subid=0

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 maintain an administrative portfolio of responsibility, 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/MSc level, and to actively attract PhD students to
the School.  The post holder is 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
School.

*Person specification:*

Essential:

           .  An emerging or established research programme focusing
primarily on one or both of the School's research priorities: Cognitive
Linguistics,  and/or Bilingualism

.  A PhD focused on some aspect of either Cognitive Linguistics,
Bilingualism, or both

. A publication record in either Cognitive Linguistics, Bilingualism or
both, that shows evidence of, or potential for, being internationally
excellent (=3* or better) under the terms of the UK's Research
Excellence Framework (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/)

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

           . An ability to contribute to teaching in the new BA in
English Language   Studies, and an ability to contribute to the School's
taught MA and/or MSc     schemes

           .  Evidence of, or 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 area and the ensuing responsibilities.

Desirable:

           .  Experience of teaching or the ability to teach a subset
of the following at

           undergraduate level: Language and society, Discourse and

           variation, Introduction to language, sociolinguistics, text
analysis, Describing language, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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

           .  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 Human Resources website, ii) a curriculum vitae including a
full listing of publications (a separate document is required from the
application form), iii) a separate statement of research interests and
plans, and iv) a separate statement of teaching experience, including
details of which modules at undergraduate and graduate levels the
applicant is able and willing to teach, and how they could contribute to
the BA in English Language Studies (visit this link for further
information:
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/overseas.php?menu=13&catid=3907&subid=0
).

*_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  www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk
<http://www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk> has full details to
help you assess whether you would be eligible to apply for one of our
vacancies.

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.

--
Dr Alan Wallington
School of Linguistics and English Language,
Ysgol Ieithyddiaeth a Iaith Saesneg
Bangor University/Prifysgol Bangor
www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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