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Part-time Departmental Lecturer in Syntax

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 — £39,609 p.a. (pro rated: £12,894 — £15,843 p.a.)

The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics of the University of Oxford invites applications for a fixed-term part-time Departmental Lecturer in Syntax from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2022. The appointment is to cover the flexible working arrangement of a postholder who will be retiring at that point.

The postholder is expected primarily to lecture and teach undergraduate and graduate students in Syntax and will have the opportunity to conduct some independent research. The postholder will also be expected to engage in examination assessment, admissions processes, and Faculty administration, specifically coordinating Prelims Paper X.

The Faculty is looking to appoint a specialist in Syntax. The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in Linguistics with a research specialisation in syntax and will be expected to teach syntax and general linguistics to both undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of formats. They will have a record of, or demonstrable potential for, internationally excellent academic research.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 16 August 2019.

Further details can be found here.

 


 

Associate Professor in Semantics

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics in association with Jesus College and Brasenose College, Oxford

Combined University and College salary £47,263 — £63,463 p.a.

The University of Oxford proposes to appoint an Associate Professor in Semantics, based in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, at the Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HG, to hold office from 1 July 2020. The post will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College and a Lectureship at Brasenose College, Oxford.

The Faculty and the two Colleges are looking to appoint a specialist in Semantics and Pragmatics. The successful applicant will hold a doctorate in Linguistics (or equivalent) with a research specialisation in semantics, including pragmatics. The applicant will have experience in teaching semantics and pragmatics at the undergraduate and graduate level; the ability to develop undergraduate and graduate course materials in semantics and pragmatics; a record of, or demonstrable potential for, internationally excellent publications in highly-ranked academic journals and with major presses; and an interest in, and willingness to contribute to, outreach activities for both the Faculty and the Colleges. He or she will also teach tutorials and classes in general linguistics to undergraduate students of the two Colleges and others, as required.

Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Aditi Lahiri at the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, University of Oxford, Clarendon Institute, Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HG (email: aditi.lahiri@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk; tel: 01865 280400). All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.

In addition to salary the financial package has additional benefits including single accommodation in College free of rent or a housing allowance of £13,003 p.a. and access to an equity sharing scheme, plus other benefits. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 27 September 2019. It is expected that interviews will be held in November 2019.

Further details can be found here.

 


 

Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics

All Souls College

The College seeks to invest further in Linguistics by electing a Senior Research Fellow in Linguistics in 2020. This is the first time that the College has advertised a vacancy specifically devoted to Linguistics. The vacancy is open to any area of the discipline.

Some existing Fellows have interests which overlap with or border on different areas of Linguistics. Some are philosophers: Senior Research Fellows Susanne Bobzien and Ian Rumfitt (both of whose interests include the philosophy of language) and two Fellows interested in the philosophy of language, semantics, and pragmatics (Fifty-Pound Fellow Daniel Rothschild and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Matthew Mandelkern). Some of the College’s classicists also work on areas that overlap with or border on Linguistics: Emeritus Fellow James Adams works on the linguistic history of varieties of Latin; Fifty-Pound Fellow Alex Mullen’s work includes sociolinguistics; Senior Research Fellow Lucia Prauscello’s interests include philology. Diwakar Acharya, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, is a specialist of Sanskrit and other old Indic languages. Cecilia Heyes, a Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Life Sciences, works on topics relevant to the evolution of language. Among the College’s anthropologists, Emeritus Fellow David Parkin studies sociolinguistic diversity. Among the College’s Modern Linguists, Senior Research Fellow Neil Kenny has worked on the use of tense-aspect forms. Other Fellows whose work involves direct engagement with linguistic questions can be found on the ‘Classical Studies’, ‘History’, ‘Literature’, ‘Oriental Studies’, and ‘Social Anthropology’ pages.

Further details can be found here.

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