Job opportunity: Professor/ Reader at the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London

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Professor/ Reader at the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London (Ref: 1532971)

With the completion of DCAL’s 10 year core research funding from the ESRC and the planned retirement of the current director, DCAL invites applications for a new Director to ensure its continuing success. The appointment will be made at reader/professorial level depending on experience and qualifications.

The new Director will be responsible for strengthening DCAL as a centre of research excellence in the field. The successful applicant will have a strong track record of academic publications in the field of deafness, cognition and language and of obtaining significant research grant funding. They will have an international reputation in the field and leadership experience in managing a research centre or a large research group. Applicants from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, or language development.

The Director will have excellent leadership and management skills, as well as interpersonal skills with both deaf and hearing people. An appreciation of the diversity within the deaf population and a demonstrated interest in engaging with the wider community and policy makers is also important. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to research-led teaching via the development of specialised content for postgraduate and doctoral level professional degrees, and to perform the normal administrative duties expected of a member of academic staff.


Further details:

Deadline 11th March 2016

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Nick McGhee on +44 (0)20 3108 8217.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor David Shanks, Head, UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences,

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