Job opportunity: Lecturer at DCAL, University College London

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DCAL at University College London (UCL) invites applications for a Lecturer in the field of deafness, cognition and language.

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

The successful applicant will contribute to the goal of strengthening DCAL’s position as a centre of research and teaching excellence in the field.  They will have a strong track record, commensurate with experience, of academic publications in the field and of obtaining research grant funding. The successful applicant will be expected to establish wide-ranging collaborations within UCL and beyond.

The new appointee will be expected to contribute to DCAL’s overarching research question of how sensory and language experience shapes language structure, language use, language acquisition, social interaction, identity and linguistic and cognitive processing.

The appointee must have a PhD in a relevant discipline and be fluent in British Sign Language (BSL) or another 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

UCL particularly welcomes applications from women, non-binary, LBGTQI+ and minority ethnic groups, as they are currently under-represented within UCL at these levels.  DCAL also particularly encourages applications from deaf and disabled people.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mairéad MacSweeney, DCAL Director,

Closing date: 20 May 2021

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