Head of Department, Language and Linguistic Science, University of York

  • 11 May 2021 10:45
    Message # 10466078

    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.

    Full particulars are here.

    Applicants interested in an informal discussion regarding the position are encouraged to contact Paul Ellison (Recruitment Adviser), paul.ellison@york.ac.uk. For department-related enquiries, please contact Prof. Peter Sells (peter.sells@york.ac.uk).

    Closing Date: 07 June 2021
    Interview: 13 July 2021

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