Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Linguistics
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.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES
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: www.ucy.ac.cy/acad.staff.procedures
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).
- 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.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Brief summary of previous research work and a statement of plans for future research (up to 1500 words).
- List of publications.
- Copies of the three most representative publications.
- Copies of Degree certificates should be scanned and included in the USB sticks.
- Applicants must ask three academic referees to send recommendation letters in PDF form, directly from their e-mail account to the University, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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).