Associate Professor, Linguistics

Adelaide, Australia
$156,966 to $172,657 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies
27 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

(Level D) $156,966 to $172,657 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position available

The University of Adelaide is seeking to appoint a linguist with a special expertise in Australian Indigenous Languages

UoA has outstanding reputation for research, training, and project development in Indigenous languages of Australia, and especially South Australia.

The Linguistics discipline area offers courses in the core areas of phonology, morphology, and syntax and semantics to develop the skills needed for language documentation and analysis.

Linguistics has played a major role in collaborating with other disciplines, including philosophy, languages, environmental studies, anthropology, and speech pathology. Linguistics plays a pivotal role in preserving the linguistic diversity of Australia by training students and researchers in language revival, language documentation, and language policy.

Linguistics supports the work of Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) and Mobile Language Team (MLT).

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • First-hand (fieldwork) experience in Indigenous languages.
  • An outstanding record of research in Linguistics and Australian Indigenous languages including evidence of publications in highly ranked journals.
  • Evidence of significant domestic and international research linkages and success in securing competitive research and/or commercial funding, and pursuing opportunities to secure research funding.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging Indigenous communities in language teaching programs.
  • A proven capacity to provide effective leadership, encourage and support research by junior colleagues and an ability to manage a research team.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics is a place of innovative practice and thought leadership across a diverse range of disciplines. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and has strong connections with business and industry, including internationally.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55 pm, 29 October 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Mark Harris
Head, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law & Economics

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.