04 October 2015

Semantics position at Queen Mary

Queen Mary University of London is one of the world’s leading universities (in the top one per cent of universities in the world according to Times Higher Education). We have an impressive reputation for academic excellence, reinforced by our membership of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, which helps us to attract some of the brightest minds to study, teach and research here. We work across the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. We are based in a creative and culturally diverse area of east London and are the only London University able to offer a completely integrated residential campus at our Mile End home.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film intends to appoint a Lecturer in Linguistics with a focus in Formal Semantics.  The successful candidate will be expected to convene and teach introductory and advanced modules in semantics at undergraduate and MA level, and enrich the graduate and research life of the department by incorporating his or her expertise into the Syntax and Semantics research group. S/he will also be expected to undertake PhD supervision and to contribute to the life of the School in a more general way, for instance by undertaking appropriate administrative and pastoral duties.

The post is full-time and permanent, with an expected start date of 1 September 2016.  Starting salary will be in the range of £39,351 - £41,553 per annum.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan. 
Although QMUL does not require candidates to submit their work as part of their application, we recommend that you enclose 1 - 2 representative articles with your application and/or provide us with a web link to access samples of your work online.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
The Department of Linguistics

The department of linguistics was ranked first among UK linguistics departments in the last two national research assessment exercises: REF 2014 and RAE 2008. Present research strengths of the department are within the areas of syntax and semantics and their interface; sociolinguistics, phonetics, and their interface; and neurolinguistic/psycholinguistic perspectives on the above.  As well as a popular MA programme, the department is home to a thriving and vibrant PhD student community.

Within the areas of syntax and semantics, the department boasts an extremely strong research profile with 6 permanent members of the academic staff and a dozen or so active teaching fellows, visitors, and syntax/semantics Ph.D. students.  A full list of staff in the department and their research interests, as well as any additional information about the department, can be found on our website at http://linguistics.sllf.qmul.ac.uk.  Details about the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film can be found at www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk.

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