Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Queen Mary University of London School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics (FTC 12 months), Teaching and Scholarship 

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24390
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 18-Mar-2021


About the Role 

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is looking to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Sociolinguistics (Teaching and Scholarship), within the Department of Linguistics. This is a fixed term post for 12 months from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022 to cover staff absence.

The department is internationally renowned and a prestigious hub within the field of Sociolinguistics.  You will be part of the sociolinguistics group, and will contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching, assessment, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students.  You will contribute to the life of the Department and the School more widely, for instance by participating in relevant postgraduate reading groups and seminars, and by undertaking appropriate administrative and advisory duties. You will be expected to teach English in Use (Level 4), Sociolinguistics Variation and Change (Level 5), Language and Ethnicity (Level 5), and other teaching in quantitative and/or qualitative sociolinguistics or general linguistics as appropriate to the lecturer’s training.  You will be expected to participate in the supervision of both BA and MA dissertations.

The post is available as a Teaching and Scholarship contract, and therefore does not include a research element.

About You 

You will hold a PhD or have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, good organisational and communicative skills are also essential.  

About the School

The School is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and further details about the School can be found at www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf.

About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe thata diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. 

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to personal and professionaldevelopment opportunities. In addition, weoffer a range of work-life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. 

The post is a full time, fixed-term appointment with expected start date of 1 September 2021. Starting salary will be Grade 5, £42,433 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment toour diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for candidates with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Hagit Borer h.borer@qmul.ac.uk.

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 18th April 2021.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.  

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