Manchester Metropolitan U Job Ad: Linguistics (UK)

Job adsLecturer in (Socio)Linguistics, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). Deadline: 21 January 2018.

Lecturer in Linguistics with a preference for a specialist in Sociolinguistics (with a broad focus on language variation and change). Irrespective of Linguistic subject area of specialism, an expertise in youth language and/or working with young people will be a distinct advantage.

This role represents an opportunity to join a small, growing and committed Linguistics team delivering high-quality teaching, supervision, and research activities in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. In addition to this, if the successful candidate has an expertise in youth language / working with young people, they would also have the opportunity to become a key member of the Manchester Centre for Youth (MCYS). Established in 2014, MCYS is a cross-disciplinary research centre, located in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities; it aims to be a centre of expertise for the research of youth language.

Norwegian U of Science & Technology Postdoc: Linguistics

PostdocsThe Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invites applications from qualified individuals for a 3-year postdoc position within the research group AcqVA (Acquistion, Variation & Attrition).

The AcqVA group is a joint research group between UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø and NTNU in Trondheim. The Trondheim unit of the group consists of 18 researchers, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 1 postdoc, 8 PhD candidates, and 1 20% adjunct professor. The group is currently in the process of recruiting a new Phd candidate. The group members are involved in a number of research projects both locally and internationally, many of which have received external funding.

Deadline: February 1, 2018.

NTU Singapore Job Ad: Interactional Linguistics

Job adsTenure-track Assistant Professor in Interactional Linguistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The School of Humanities, NTU, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship with specialisation in Interactional Linguistics. Applicants with expertise in Interactional Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Membership Categorization Analysis, Ethnomethodological Discourse Analysis or related fields are welcome to apply. Experience in working with Malay and other South-East Asian languages and communities would be an advantage.

Candidates must possess a PhD in a relevant field, completed by the commencement date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate is expected to show evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-reviewed publications and the ability to secure research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate can expect to start as soon as July 2018.

To receive full consideration, applications should be dispatched to the Search Committee by 30 October 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Irene Maria F. Blayer Researcher Profile

Irene BlayerIrene Maria F. Blayerholds a PhD in Romance linguistics from the University of Toronto, and is a Full Professor at Brock University, Ontario, Canada where she  is affiliated with the department of Modern Languages as well as the Interdisciplinary PhD in Humanities. Trained as a historical linguist, her interests evolved into larger cross-linguistics and interdisciplinary teaching and research projects. In a broader context, current research includes the study of diasporic and insular-narratives, and how these narratives express  the inter-cultural complex and diachronic interplay of identity, language and culture. She has been part of research projects with colleagues in Asia, Brazil, Canada, Europe and the United States. She is the co-founder with Dulce Scott (Anderson Univ, USA) of the InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (launched in 2012) and Co-executive editor of the book series Interdisciplinary Studies in Diasporas (launched in 2016) with Peter Lang.

Some recent publications include: Intersecting Diaspora Boundaries: Portuguese Contexts (2016), Portugal pelo mundo disperso (2013), Narrating the Portuguese Diaspora: Piecing Things Together (2011),  Narrativas em Metamorfose: Abordagens Interdisciplinares (2009); Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity: Interdisciplinary Approaches (2007​)​.

U York Job Ads: Linguistics (UK)

Lectureships in English Language and Linguistics
University of York – Heslington Campus
Closing date: 6 February 2017.

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint two Lecturers to contribute to research and teaching in the field of English Language and Linguistics from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The posts are full-time.

You are early to mid-career linguists who are establishing, or have established, a track record of high quality research and who are also committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. You will play a full part in the research, teaching, supervision and administration of the Department, with particular responsibility for teaching and supervising in our English language and linguistics programmes. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching interests include one or more of the following: corpus linguistics, history of English, interactionist approaches to English, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, varieties of English.

You should be sure that you meet the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section of the further information associated with the posts before starting an application. Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department (Professor Dunstan Brown) by e-mail (dunstan.brown AT For further information and to apply on-line, please visit this website.

Lancaster U Job Ad: Intercultural Communication

Lecturer in Intercultural Communication
Lancaster University Linguistics & English Language
Closing Date:   Sunday 27 November 2016
Reference:  A1694

The Department seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Intercultural Communication. You will have a PhD (or award within 12 months) and relevant research and teaching experience in Intercultural Communication.

You will join a large group of internationally renowned linguists that includes specialists in: English Language study, Corpus Linguistics, Discourse Studies, Forensic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Literacy Research and Second Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

You will pursue research and publications at a level appropriate for a strong submission to the next Research Excellence Framework and will be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students.  You will develop new modules and programmes in Intercultural Communication, particularly at postgraduate level.

This is an indefinite post beginning around 1 February 2017.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Elena Semino, Head of Department: e.semino[at]

U Nottingham Job Ad: Linguistics & Professional Communication (UK)

Research Fellow in Linguistics and Professional Communication
University of Nottingham, English Department
Closing Date: Friday, 14th October 2016

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Linguistics and Professional Communication. This is a 2.5 year fixed-term post (1 October 2016 – 31 March 2019) funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with funding fully guaranteed for the full 2.5 year term. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established research cluster and business unit, Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP), in the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL), School of English at the University of Nottingham’s UK Campus.

The successful candidate will play a key role in research and business engagement as part of a 10.1 million ERDF grant, Enabling Innovation. This project involves a series of innovative business engagement initiatives with local businesses based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area prior to taking up the post. Expertise in one or more of the following areas would be a distinct advantage: The sociolinguistics of the workplace, business communication, organisational communication, linguistic pragmatics. The ability to analyse data using corpus linguistics software and/or eye-tracking technology is desirable, though not essential. Previous experience of working in industry or with different stakeholders outside of academia would be an advantage.

The interview process will include a short research presentation and a formal interview.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Louise Mullany, louise.mullany[at]

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CFP iMean5 Conference: Language & Change (UK)

Call for Papers
iMean 5 Conference
University of the West of England, Bristol
6- 8 April 2017 (with pre-conference Workshops on 5 April)
Abstract submission deadline: 5 January 2017.

The fifth iMean conference maintains its traditional focus on meaning in social interaction, with a thematic orientation to Language and Change. We will be considering changes at the linguistic level but also how changes at a societal level affect linguistic usage and our conceptions and analysis of it. Our increasingly interconnected and fast-moving world has led to an upsurge in mobility and to the possibility of greater variation and change in language use. The linguistically diverse nature of contemporary societies has implications for social justice, with potentially differential access to the public sphere. Different contexts of use and new media may also bring new styles and manners of expression. As society changes, so must our conceptual and epistemological models and old questions and concepts require new approaches and angles.

The conference welcomes papers which focus on Language and Change, on norms and/or shifts in language usage and, more generally, on theoretical and methodological developments in research on sociopragmatics. iMean5 aims to  take a critical approach to current conceptions of ‘language and change’, focused around (but not restricted to) the following themes: ·the impact of globalisation, population mobility, the growth of cities and multiethnolects and the interrelation of  language choice, language use and social justice; ·how identities (regional, class, gender, ethnic and so on) are constructed and negotiated in and through language and how these shift from one community to another;·theory/ method aiming to forge new understandings of social class and gender identities in the 21st century and how we incorporate these in linguistic research; ·language change at phonological, syntactic, semantic or discourse levels of analysis;·the impact of new media on linguistic use. Invited plenary speakers (confirmed):
• Gisle Andersen, University of Bergen
• Christine Béal, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
• Jenny Cheshire, Queen Mary, University of London
• Michael Haugh, University of Queensland
• Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University
• Zuraidah Mohd Don, University of Malaya

In line with the iMean tradition, the conference aims to encourage multidisciplinary thinking and to create new pathways in linguistic research. The conference will, as usual, include two specialist Colloquia, an Atelier AFLS and a summative Round Table at which the keynote speakers are invited to debate the conference theme.
Invited Colloquia
iMean 5 will host two invited colloquia.
1.     Language migration and change
Convened by Jo Angouri
2.     “Just how sorry are you, mate?” Norms and Variations in im/polite language behaviour.
Convened by Kate Beeching and James Murphy

Further details will be announced by the end of October 2016 or soon after.  Atelier AFLS
Participants who would like to present in French or present specifically French data are invited to join the Atelier AFLS which will take place as part of the conference.

Round table: What’s new in Language and Change?

Submission Details:
Panel Proposals: Panel proposals are invited by 1 December 2016. Decisions about panels will be made by 15 December. Panel organisers should oversee abstracts from panel members, with up to 6 papers in a panel (2 X 90 minute slots). Individual panel members should submit abstracts, clearly marked with Panel names, to the main conference email address by 5 January 2017 as below. All abstracts (in panels and the main conference) will be subject to double blind review as always. For information on panel proposals please contact the organisers (J.Angouri[at] and Kate.Beeching[at]

Individual Papers: Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. They should be submitted to deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 January 2017. Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s). If your submission is part of a Panel, or the Atelier AFLS, or you would like to propose your paper as part of one of the Colloquia, please state this clearly at the top of your submission. Further details will be published on the iMean website soon.  In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact Kate.Beeching[at] or J.Angouri[at] for further information.

University of York job ad: Linguistics

Lecturer in Linguistics
Department: Language and Linguistic Science
University of York – Heslington Campus
Apply by: January 8, 2016

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer in Linguistics with a specialism in interaction. You will have a track record of high quality research in interactional linguistics or conversation analysis, possibly involving multimodality, with a thorough understanding of the linguistic organisation of interaction. You will contribute to teaching in interaction and pragmatics, as well as on the English Language and Linguistics programme. The post offers the opportunity to join and work with members of an interdisciplinary research centre whose main focus is interaction.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Richard Ogden, Department of Language & Linguistic Science.

Stellenbosch University job ad (South Africa)

Stellenbosch University, South Africa – General Linguistics
Closes: 17th August 2015

The Department’s teaching and research activities focus on both formal and applied linguistics, including language structure (syntax and morphology), first and second language acquisition, and several aspects of language use. Our research focuses on multilingual and intercultural contexts, taking as point of departure  the Department’s location in the Western Cape and on the African continent. We work collaboratively on a number of research projects with local and overseas departments as well as with institutions in Africa, the latter via our involvement in the Faculty’s Graduate School.

• Academic leadership in General Linguistics, with specialisation in psycholinguistics and at least one of the following, specifically in multilingual contexts: language acquisition, bilingualism, or language and cognition;
• initiating and managing a sustainable interdisciplinary research programme in experimental psycholinguistics;
• supporting and strengthening established research projects of the Department;
• cultivating national and international research networks, particularly in Africa;
• publication of research results in accredited journals;
• securing research funding;
• academic programme development and innovation;
• teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
• postgraduate supervision up to doctoral level;
• active participation in all departmental activities, representing the Department at Faculty, Graduate School and University level;
• academic interaction with the wider civil society.

• Doctorate in General Linguistics, with specialisation in psycholinguistics or bilingualism;
• an established research profile on, amongst others, language development and cognitive processing in multilingual populations, particularly involving speakers of Afrikaans, South African English and/or an African language spoken in South Africa;
• an extensive record of scientific publications in leading local and international journals and/or in books;
• strong international research ties;
• capacity to establish an interdisciplinary Language and Mind laboratory, with a research focus on first and second language acquisition of spoken and sign languages;
• relevant experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and a proven record of supervision of Master’s and doctoral students to successful completion;
• sound administrative, management and interpersonal skills, and willingness to chair the Department in the future.

• Proven experience of successful grant proposal writing;
• experience of working with Afrikaans, an African language (preferably isiXhosa) and/or a sign language;
• teaching and research supervision in both South African and overseas institutions;
• active member of the linguistics community as evidenced by conference participation, academic talks and acting as reviewer for scientific journals;
• proven ability to work collaboratively on research and teaching projects.

Commencement of duties: 1 January 2016

Enquiries regarding the job content: Dr Johan Oosthuizen

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Services Centre

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and contact details of at least two referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post.

Applicants should request their referees to send confidential reports by the closing date directly to the following address: The Manager: Personnel Provisioning & Planning, Stellenbosch University, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602; e-mail:

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

Should no feedback be received from the University within six weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.