University of York

University of York

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

United Kingdom

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Lecturer (Assistant Professor)


Language and Linguistic Science


£44,263 - £54,395 per year


Grade 7

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

Interview date

To be confirmed

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  • Role Description Role

    The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is looking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) specialising in research on lifespan language development (first and second language acquisition, loss and/or attrition), to be situated within the department's research group on psycholinguistic, theoretical and experimental approaches to language acquisition and attrition. High-level knowledge of advanced quantitative research methods are also expected.

    Duties will include research, publication, convening and teaching modules at all levels of the BA, BSc, MA and MSc programmes of the Department, (co-)supervision of Masters and PhD students, and administrative roles as required within the Department. The successful candidate will be able to develop new modules and adapt existing ones in line with their research strengths. They will contribute to the development, teaching, and international marketing of the newly introduced MA Applied Linguistics. High- quality research and publications (appropriate to career stage) are also expected.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

    You will hold a PhD in Linguistics with a specialisation in language development and have advanced knowledge of quantitative and experimental methods, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to publish high quality outputs in appropriate venues. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues is essential, as are good organisational and communication skills.

    Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Prof. Monika Schmid, [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Lecturer (Assistant Professor)


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 24, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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