Professor of Linguistics University of Kent

  • 13 Mar 2012 08:35
    Message # 857213

    Ref     HUM0242

    Location     Canterbury

    Job Type     Academic

    Contract Type     Open Ended

    Salary Type     Per Annum

    Salary (£)     58570

    Closing date:  9 Apr 2012

    The Role
    The School of European Culture and Languages is seeking to appoint a Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Linguistics to provide research, strategic, and operational leadership for the development of English Language and Linguistics. The new Professor will make an outstanding research contribution and build on the department’s existing strengths by guiding its future strategic development.

    The Person
    The successful candidate will have a PhD in Linguistics, with a sustained record of international excellence in research and publication. A strong submission for the 2014 REF (3*– 4* level) and a record of invitations to speak at national and international conferences are essential. The successful candidate will also have experience developing taught programmes of study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and the ability to lead the Department, as demonstrated by previous leadership experience within an academic institution.

    The School of European Culture and Lanaguages
    The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is one of the largest academic schools at the University of Kent, embracing four modern language subjects (French, German, Hispanic Studies and Italian), English Language and Linguistics, Classical and Archaeological Studies, Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Religious Studies. It offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and a wide variety of research opportunities.

    A highly regarded multidisciplinary school with top quality teaching by enthusiastic, inspirational and passionate lecturers in a great learning atmosphere, the School is also home to six research centres where both specialist and multidisciplinary research takes place.

    Full information about the School can be found at

    Further Information

    Closing date for applications: 9 April 2012
    Interviews are to be held: 3 May 2012

    The University is keen to ensure we meet our obligations under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage anyone who has the necessary skills, qualities and experience to apply. Currently women are under-represented in this area so we would welcome applications from women.

    For further information and to apply on-line please visit the University of Kent's website at

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