Lecturer in Linguistics

Brisbane, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The School of Languages and Cultures has grown rapidly in recent years and now has over 1000 EFTSL (8,000 course enrolments). It is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 40 academic staff. The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and growing programs in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Staff research and supervise PhD students in these fields and also in Australian Aboriginal languages.

The Linguistics Program aims to develop theoretical knowledge and analytic skills in two inter-related strands of the Linguistics discipline that feature key research strengths in the School: the structure of language (e.g. through the study of speech sounds, word and sentence structural patterns), and the use of language (e.g. through the study of language variability, language as action, and discourse analysis).

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/ or http://researchers.uq.edu.au.

The role

The School is looking to appoint a fixed term Lecturer in Linguistics to contribute to the teaching of Linguistics as well as further develop the research profile of the program. Individuals with research and teaching interests in any area of linguistics are welcome to apply, although those with an interest in phonetics and phonology are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, undertake and contribute to further development of the School’s Linguistics program, as well as performing research, service/engagement and other activities associated with the School.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in a relevant area of Linguistics preferably in phonetics and phonology. The applicant should also have demonstrated expertise and experience in undergraduate teaching. The applicant should also have a record of high quality research publications appropriate to the level of the appointment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to hr@hass.uq.edu.au.


This is a full-time, 11 month fixed term appointment at Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $93,986 - $111,608 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,581 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Haugh on +61 7 3365 6314 or hos@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.