Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology
The appointment will be on initial definite four-year contract of employment. Following the successful completion of the one-year probationary period, the Resident Academic will commence a two-year Tenure Track process. At the conclusion of this two-year period of service, the Resident Academic will be subject to a Tenure Review. The appointee will be required to contribute to the teaching, research, administration, and other activities of the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, and as may be required by the University. An ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment is essential.
Candidates must be in possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent research-based doctorate in Linguistics or a related area from a reputable university. They must have a demonstrable commitment to research with a firmly established or highly promising publications profile and a willingness and ability to be an active participant in the research culture of the Institute. Teaching experience at tertiary level will be considered an asset.
This post is primarily linked to the area of Sign Linguistics, and the successful candidate will be expected to lead research on Maltese Sign Language and coordinate the delivery of Maltese Sign Language study-units by our team of visiting assistant lecturers. Some knowledge of a sign language, though not necessarily of Maltese Sign Language is a prerequisite for appointment. Given, however, that the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology plays a central role in safeguarding and advancing research on Maltese Sign Language in the context of Malta, a willingness to familiarise oneself with Maltese Sign Language is necessary for ensuring tenure. Since engagement within the area of Sign Linguistics is expected to cover around 50% of the advertised post, the successful candidate will be asked to additionally contribute to a range of core undergraduate and postgraduate study-units, as the need arises. Therefore, complementary knowledge in another area of theoretical, applied or computational linguistics, is desirable.
The University of Malta will provide academic staff with financial resources through the Academic Resources Fund to support continuous professional development and to provide the tools and resources required by an academic to adequately fulfil the teaching and academic research commitments within the University.
- Teaching including tutorials and seminars, supervision of practical work and placements, supervision of projects and other personally undertaken student enterprises;
- Preparing course materials
- Researching and publishing both individual and collaborative, in priority areas established by the University
- Continuous assessment of students, setting and marking of examination papers including dissertations within established time-frames
- Participating in the administration of academic affairs at academic and university levels
- Contributing to national and regional development particularly in the area of specialisation and through cooperation with governmental, intergovernmental, regional and non-governmental institutions and services
- Any other relevant duties as may be required by the University