Job Vacancy: Associate Professor in Semantics

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:; 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.

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