Job opportunity: Associate Professor/Professor at DCAL, University College London

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DCAL at University College London (UCL) invites applications for an internationally recognised leader in the field of deafness, cognition and language at the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Applicants from a broad range of relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to) psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, psycholinguistics, education, interpreting, speech and language therapy, language development and language sciences.

The successful applicant will play an important role in shaping the future development of DCAL. S/he will be vital to strengthening DCAL’s position as a centre of excellence for research and teaching in the field. The appointee will be expected to lead an independent research programme resulting in the publication of original and rigorous research, which contributes to the overall scientific mission of DCAL. S/he will be expected to obtain significant and sustained external funding to support this programme. S/he will also be expected to forge wide-ranging collaborations with the broader community of researchers at UCL and beyond. The successful applicant will be expected to develop innovative research-led teaching, via the development of specialised content for undergraduate and/or postgraduate level degrees and continuing professional development courses. They will be expected to perform the normal administrative duties of a senior member of academic staff, specifically those that are key to the successful running of DCAL and to the achievement of UCL’s wider goals and aims.

The appointee will have an international reputation as an expert and leader in the field. They will have an outstanding track record of high-quality, peer-reviewed research publications and significant research funding. They will have knowledge of, or demonstrate a clear commitment to learn, British Sign Language.

DCAL (, the leading research centre in the field of Deafness, Cognition and Language in Europe, is a bilingual centre which brings together leading deaf and hearing researchers in the fields of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience. DCAL is part of the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences ( (PALS), the top-rated centre for research in psychology in the UK (see
Informal enquiries can be made to the Director of DCAL, Professor Mairéad MacSweeney, +44 (0) 20 7679 1157,

Closing date: 30 November 2018

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