Job description


Lecturer (Linguistics) (4927)

The department of Languages, Information and Communications is undergoing an exciting period of transition and expansion, and provides high quality undergraduate, postgraduate, short
and professional courses in Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures, Linguistics, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).  The department is also home to expert journalism, information and communications academic-practitioners providing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of information, library and information management, digital media, web development, communications and multimedia journalism.

The Linguistics subject area within the department provides single and named joint honours programmes at UG level, and the MA in Applied Linguistics (with optional specialisms in TESOL or English Language) at PGT level. There is a large and vibrant PGR community within Linguistics, too.


The Role
We are seeking a Lecturer in Linguistics with the following teaching and research specialisms:

  • Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Semantics

Experience of/ability to teach these subjects at UG and PG level, and to supervise PGR students, is essential. The ability to teach others areas of our UG or PGT portfolio would also be a distinct advantage.


Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a collegial, research active Lecturer in Linguistics.

Furthermore the successful applicant will embody a positive, ‘can do' attitude, will be adaptable and able to operate equally well both independently, and as part of a wider team, developing your own and contributing to others' successes. If appointed, you will contribute to and deliver high quality teaching to both home and international students at UG, PGT and PGR levels (early career colleagues will be mentored in their roles as PhD supervisors).

To this end, you will effectively and enthusiastically prepare and deliver original teaching materials informed by your own research and research outputs. Furthermore the successful
candidate will generally be able to actively and positively participate in the ongoing success of this small but highly successful academic team which has a strong teaching ethic coupled with a deep commitment to enhancing the student experience, and an excellent international reputation for both teaching and research. 

Beyond demonstrating your abilities with the above specialisms in teaching, we encourage you to provide, as part of your application, a 3 year Research and Knowledge Exchange plan detailing

  • your research outputs (in peer-reviewed outlets), to date;
  • how you anticipate your research career developing over the three year horizon (including what support you feel you may benefit from); and
  • your bidding activity/plans, both currently and across the next three years.


Are you ready to join a small, collegial, supportive, ambitious, well regarded, and high achieving team of like minded academics? The role is tenable from January 2023.


For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Head of department, Dr. Derek Bousfield (, or the Linguistics Section Leader Dr. Cemi Belkacemi (


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£37,474 to £43,414) until 31/07/23 an additional 2% will be paid (£38,223 to £44,282)
  • Closing Date:
    24 August 2022
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