LINGUIST List 32.1629

Tue May 11 2021

Jobs: General Linguistics: Full Professor, University of York

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 11-May-2021
From: Peter Sells <>
Subject: General Linguistics: Full Professor, University of York, UK
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Department of Language and Linguistic Science
Job Location: York, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Head of Department

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York seeks to appoint a Head of Department. The appointment will be at the Professorial level. The role offers an exciting opportunity to lead an established Department with a distinguished track record of research and teaching and to shape its future in a changing environment. The appointee will exercise leadership, demonstrate vision, and empower others in order to deliver the agreed departmental strategy in line with faculty and university objectives.

Our language teaching is based on Content and Language Integrated Learning, with no separation between language learning and cultural studies. Our linguistics teaching is consistently research-led with an increasing focus on skills development. We will particularly value applications from individuals who will enable the department to maximise its potential in the synergy between languages and linguistics, take advantage of new opportunities for collaboration and partnerships, and whose research profile will enhance our research activities, which are organised into several groups: Phonetics & Phonology, Morphology, Syntax & Semantics, Forensic Speech Science, Sociolinguistics, History of English, Interaction, Early Language Development, Second Language Acquisition, Language & Speech Processing & Production.

We particularly welcome applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented in leadership roles in the institution.

Applicants interested in an informal discussion regarding the position are encouraged to contact Paul Ellison (Recruitment Adviser),

For department-related enquiries, please contact Prof. Peter Sells (

To apply, please visit the application link below.

Closing Date: 07 June 2021
Interview: 13 July 2021

Application Deadline: 07-Jun-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Prof. Peter Sells

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