Job opportunity: Lecturer or senior lecturer, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences /Psychology, The University of Edinburgh

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Lecturer – UE08  £42,149 – £50,296 per annum OR Senior Lecturer UE09 £53,348 – £60,022 per annum
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences /Psychology   Open-ended
Full-time; 35hrs per week

1 Open Position

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a full time, open-ended lecturer/senior lecturer in Sign Language Linguistics to its Department of Linguistics and English Language.

The Opportunity:

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The successful candidate will contribute original research, high quality teaching, public impact and leadership in Sign Language Linguistics. The specific area of specialism within Sign Language Linguistics is open. However, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from eligible candidates with lived experience of deafness, and/or those with research experience in British Sign Language, developmental linguistics, language acquisition and/or bimodal bilingualism.  Research skills in areas that bring new dimensions of expertise to existing strengths in our department are very welcome.

The post includes teaching at all levels of the curriculum.  The successful candidate will therefore contribute to our thriving undergraduate and MSc programmes, and to supervising PhD students.

The successful candidate will also be expected to have an excellent teaching and 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 also required.

All applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the University of Edinburgh’s British Sign Language Plan prior to application: see

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Extensive experience of original research in the area, supported by a relevant qualification (normally a PhD or equivalent; pending assumed complete maybe considered).
  • A strong record of publication in high quality venues, relative to career stage.
  • Evidence of recent, sustained and developing research that meets standards of international excellence.
  • Evidence of experience in teaching, indicative of commitment to and potential for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
  • Evidence of research and publication that meets standards of world-leading excellence.
  • A proven track record in teaching leadership and curriculum development, indicative of excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and in the development of new courses and/or programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.


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