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Professor of Linguistics or Applied Linguistics (1614)

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and one of the most popular cities for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

The department of Languages, Information and Communications is a multi-disciplinary team which  brings together Linguistics, Languages, Journalism and Digital Communications expertise and talent from across the University, Manchester and the world. We are an international hub that connects education, research and enterprise to inspire the next generation of professional, academic, and effective communicators. Home to a community of academics and practitioners, our Linguistics and TESOL programmes cover the breadth of the subjects balancing the subjects’ theoretical research with their practical applications for impact and innovation in society.

In the department, we promote a culture that empowers both staff and students to create their own opportunities by taking advantage of our cutting-edge resources and unrivalled connections. We deliver research projects, consultancy and enterprise focusing on innovation, sustainability and impact. Our facilities are of academic industry standard, our academics are internationally connected, and our research is pioneering. Inherently proud of our Mancunian roots, we embrace our city, its heritage, culture and achievements as we seek to complement the city’s history of distinctiveness and innovation with our own.

Our students thrive in a city that does things differently and we create an environment that equips you to rise to the challenge and fulfil your potential. Our courses are for those with the ambition and drive to become leaders in their field, provide solutions for society’s biggest challenges and to shape the future of your field within Linguistics.

We are firmly embedded within the unique environment of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Our researchers have full membership of the Research Centre for Creative Writing, English Literature and Linguistics (CELL), Education, the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies (MCYS), and the Research Centre for Applied Social Science (RCASS). Cross-disciplinary research with colleagues from the History Research Centre (HRC), Manchester School of Art Research Centre (MSARC)– all based within the Faculty – is also encouraged and supported.

It is worth noting that in REF 2014 Linguistics and TESOL colleagues contributed to the UoA 29’s (English Language and Linguistics) 3.07 GPA – which was the highest rated UoA in Manchester Metropolitan University’s history; with Linguistics research being described by the panel as including outputs which were “World-Leading”. With a focus on the practical and the applied nature of our research, the Linguistics-TESOL subject area is providing two strong impact narratives for the forthcoming REF 2021.

The role:
Providing inspiring academic leadership and research coordination to your colleagues not only in Linguistics and TESOL, but also across the wider department, you will make a strong contribution to our research culture, including at least one of our specialist areas: Applied Linguistics, Critical Discourse Analysis, Forensic Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and/or TESOL. You will bring a proven ability to generate significant external income through the submission of relevant bids, and ensure a steady pipeline of publications that achieve internationally excellent and world-class recognition. Holding a doctoral qualification or equivalent, you will be able to provide outstanding personal research and leadership whilst leading your team and managing projects involving academic institutions and other partners as well as community organisations.

You will also be able to demonstrate active involvement in relevant national and international networks. In particular, you will be familiar with presenting your work at conferences and symposia as well as within communal and creative spaces, and you will be experienced in supervising postgraduate student work through to doctoral completion. Naturally, your personal research will be at a high level of academic distinction, as recognised by the REF and elsewhere.

To find out more about the faculty, our teaching and research portfolio, our commercial links, the breadth of the job and the rewards on offer, please visit our Emagazine 

This is an exciting and significant role so naturally you will have questions, about our standing, our strategy, the role itself and the benefits on offer. To arrange an informal discussion, please email: createourfuture@mmu.ac.uk   Interviews are due to take place on Monday 19th August.

In order to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter outlining, in particular, how your profile and experience meet the requirements of the role.

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MMU All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
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  • Location:
    MMU All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Salary:
    Competitive
  • Closing Date:
    2 June 2019
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
  • Contracted Hours per week:
    37
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