Lectureship in English Language (including Digital)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081091 (Ref.No. AHCEN1054)
Posted: July 14, 2021

Job Description

Ranked 31st in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), and with a long and distinguished tradition, the study of English language at the School of English, University of Leeds is now entering a new phase. Recent research project successes such as the Dialect and Heritage project have attracted substantial national investment alongside widespread media and public interest. The English Language team have research expertise in corpus linguistics, dialects, digital humanities, discourse analysis, language in educational and legal settings, the politics of language, sociolinguistics and stylistics, and have recently published major studies in crime narrative; forensic linguistics; Irish studies; lexicography; linguistic ethnography; political, public and media languages. Following these successes, the School now wishes to appoint an outstanding teacher and scholar, who will add to the team’s growing momentum in research and teaching activity.

As a lecturer, you will join the English Language team in the School of English and will consolidate and extend the team’s existing research and teaching strengths, collaboration and impact activities. You will have a completed PhD in English Language and/or Linguistics, and experience of teaching at undergraduate, and preferably also postgraduate, university levels. You will be an active scholar developing your profile as a world-leading researcher in your area(s) of academic specialism, and you will have produced high quality research outputs/publications commensurate with your career stage. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate success in using computational/digital humanities methods in their research and can therefore offer research-led teaching that embeds digital research methodologies and digital literacy in the curriculum, alongside interests in developing new forms of fully online or blended provision, and so to advance the School’s ambitions in line with the University’s Digital Transformation Strategy.

You will design and deliver lectures and seminars on existing core modules (‘Key concepts of English Language Study’ at Level 1; ‘Power of Language’ and ‘Language in Society’ at Level 2), to devise and teach option modules relating to your areas of research expertise that enhance and extend the existing module portfolio; and to supervise undergraduate final year dissertations. You may also be asked to design and deliver taught postgraduate modules. You will be expected to attract and supervise masters and doctoral research students. You will take an active role in the citizenship of the School and will be expected to engage with its culture of interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching.

You will demonstrate the potential to make a transformational contribution to your field in an international context.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Andrew Warnes, Head of School (interim)

Email: A.Warnes@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of English
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 13 July 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 August 2021
Reference:  AHCEN1054

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