School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


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Linguistics & English Language

Lecturer in Theoretical Syntax

Grade U0E8

The School seeks to appoint an open-ended, full time Lecturer in Theoretical Syntax, within the department of Linguistics and English Language in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain and develop the School’s current research and teaching profile in theoretical syntax, and to build links to other related strengths in the University, possibly including syntax and its interfaces with semantics, pragmatics, and morphophonology; acquisition of syntax; sentence processing; grammar change; linguistic fieldwork; computational models of syntax; and language evolution.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent publication record for their career stage, and to demonstrate potential for attracting external grant funding. The potential to make a significant contribution to the teaching and research culture of the School is essential. The successful candidate will offer courses at both UG and MSc level and will be expected to supervise and recruit PhD students.

Please download our recruitment pack for further information. All applications must be received by 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, 20th March 2024.

Applications should be made via The University of Edinburgh recruitment portal using requisition 9738 (see below).

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