Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
19 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics - Ref ADS17/12
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

As part of a programme of investment in research and teaching in English Language and Linguistics, Northumbria University seeks to appoint an outstanding scholar in one of the following fields, identified as strategic areas for development in our subject: 
Language and Education
Forensic Linguistics
Medical Linguistics

The appointee will be joining a thriving group of researchers and teachers who work alongside scholars in English Literature, Creative Writing and History as part of the Department of Humanities. 

Following the recent appointment of Professor Billy Clark, the English Language and Linguistics group  will further develop its teaching and research ambitions, building on existing strengths in cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, TESOL/ELT, and language variation and change.  We have strong undergraduate programmes in English Language, alongside thriving MAs in TESOL, Applied Linguistics for TESOL, a planned MA in Linguistics, and a thriving PhD community. The English Language group works closely with scholars in English Literature in delivering a joint degree in English Language and Literature. The English group as a whole is setting out exciting strategic ambitions to build deep-rooted connections and partnerships, including with English in Secondary Education, through policy, CPD and research, as part of a wider campaign to ensure stronger leadership for our disciplines at a regional and national level. 

The English Language group develops its research within a vibrant interdisciplinary context that is underpinned by the Institute for the Humanities, working on important themes including medical humanities, environmental humanities, activism, mobility and diaspora, American Studies, identity and heritage, creative practice and gender and sexuality.

The appointee will bring demonstrable success in teaching with an outstanding track record in research, including a strong submission for REF2021. The post will also include academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Billy Clark, Professor of Linguistics:

For more information and to apply please visit -

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  19/2/18