Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Linguistics

Nicosia, Cyprus
17 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Cyprus.  Excelling with the excellent.

The  University  of  Cyprus  was  officially  founded  in  1989  and  started  operating  in  Nicosia,  the capital  of  Cyprus,  in  1992.  Within  a  short  time,  the  University  of  Cyprus  managed  to  achieve
international recognition through an impressive course of development. Today, it is ranked 52nd young university (under 50 years) and #351-400 worldwide by the Times New Higher Education Rankings.

These  great  distinctions  are  the  result  of  our  dedication  to  excellence  and  continuous development. The University of Cyprus managed to stand out and receive awards for the new paths it has opened up in particularly demanding and dynamic contexts of research.

The  University  of  Cyprus  becomes  better  every  year;  therefore  it  wishes  to  attract  the  best academic staff.

To this end, the University constantly develops  its programs of study and recruits high-caliber faculty  who  will  contribute  significantly  to  the  design  of  new  curricula,  both  at  undergraduate and  graduate  level.  One  of  the  strategic  aims  of  the  University  of  Cyprus  is  the  further promotion and development of research, in which new academic staff are expected to play an essential role.


The Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus invites applications for one (1) tenure-track academic position at  the  rank  of  Lecturer  or  Assistant  Professor in the  field  of Linguistics. The  successful  candidate  should  have  demonstrated  excellence  in  her  or  his research,  which  should  span  over  language  acquisition,  language  pathology,  and  language variation; she or he is also expected to be well-versed in Theoretical Linguistics.

Furthermore, given the strong research output and dynamism of the Linguistics Section in the Department,  the  candidate  should  have  considerable  experience  working  actively  in  research projects.  It  is  also  expected  that  the  candidate  will  get  involved  in  grant applications, hence a record in securing externally funded research projects is highly desired.

Requirements for   appointment   depend   on   academic   rank   and   include: prior academic experience,  research  record  and  scientific  contributions, involvement  in  teaching  and  in  the development of high quality undergraduate and graduate curricula. The minimum requirements for each academic rank can be found at the webpage:

The official languages of the University are Greek and Turkish. Τhe language of instruction at the  Department  of  English  Studies  is  English. For  the  above  position excellent knowledge  of English is necessary. Very good knowledge of Greek would be desirable.

Citizenship of the Republic of Cyprus is not a requirement.

In case the selected candidate does not have sufficient knowledge of the Greek language, it is the  selected  candidate ́s and  the Department ́s  responsibility  to  ensure  that  the  selected academic acquires sufficient knowledge of the Greek language within 3 years of appointment. Each  Department  sets  its  own  criteria  for  the  required  level  of  adequacy  of  knowledge  of  the Greek language.

The annual gross salary (including the 13th salary), according to the current legislation, is:

Lecturer (Scale Α12-Α13) €43.974,58 - €71,559,54
Assistant Professor(Scale A13-A14)  €57.856,50 - €78.029,90

Applications must be submitted by Monday, 17th of September 2018. The application dossiers must include two (2) sets of the following documents in printed and electronic form (i.e., two (2) hard copies and two (2) USB sticks with the documents in PDF ( Portable Document Format) or Word files).  

  1. Cover letter stating the Department, the field of study, the academic rank for which the candidate applies, and the date on which the candidate could assume duties if selected.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).
  4. List of publications.
  5. Copies of the three most representative publications.
  6. Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks.
  7. Applicants must  ask  three  academic  referees  to  send  recommendation  letters  in  PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at Τhe names and  contact  details  of  these  referees  must  be  indicated  in  the  application, because  additional  confidential  information  may  be  requested. The  recommendation letters must reach the University by Monday, 17th of September 2018.

The Curriculum Vitae and the statements of previous work and future research plans should be written in Greek or in Turkish, and in one international language, preferably English.

Selected candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the  Ministry  of  Education  (for  certificates  received  from  Universities  in  Cyprus)  or  from  the Issuing Authority (for foreign Universities).

Applications, supporting documents and reference letters submitted in response to previous calls in the past will not be considered and must be resubmitted.

Applications not conforming to the specifications of the call, will not be considered.

All application material must be delivered by hand to:

Human Resources Service
University of Cyprus
University Campus
Council/Senate Anastasios G Leventis Building
P.O. Box 20537
678 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel. 2289 4158/41553

by Monday, 17th of September 2018. Alternatively, applications can be sent by post; they will be  accepted  as  valid  as  long  as  the  sealed  envelopes  are  post-marked  by  the  deadline  of September  17,  2018,  and they  reach the  Human  Resources  Service by September  24,  2018, on the sole responsibility of the applicant.

It  is  noted  that  for  the  period  13/08/2018  to  17/08/2018  the  Administration  Services  of  the University  of  Cyprus  will  be  closed  for  the  summer  vacations. Consequently,  the  Human Resources Service will not be able to receive applications during the above mentioned period.

For more information, candidates may contact the Human Resources Service (tel.: 00357 22 89 4158/4155) or the Department of English Studies (00357 22 89 2101/2102).