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Lecturer in Linguistics (T&S) Fixed Term - QMUL24643

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: £42,433 per annum (pro rata) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24643
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 26-Mar-2021
Closing date: 25-Apr-2021

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About the Role 

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at QMUL is looking to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Linguistics (T&S), within the Department of Linguistics from 20 September to 17 December 2021 (semester A, 2021-22). 

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver high-quality teaching, assessment, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate (taught) students within the area of syntax/semantics, and to contribute to the life of the Department and the School by participating in relevant postgraduate reading groups and seminars, and by undertaking appropriate administrative and advisory duties.  

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following modules:

LIN5217 Introduction to Semantics                Level 5 BA       SEM A             Compulsory

LIN5213 Syntax II                                           Level 5 BA       SEM A             Compulsory

LIN7209 Syntax                                              Level 7 MA       SEM A             Compulsory

About You 

You will hold a PhD or a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, good organisational and communicative skills are also essential.   Expertise within the areas of syntax/semantics is required.

About the School

Further details about the School of Languages Linguistics and Film can be found at

About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that¿a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it is simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. 

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro rata) , a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. Additionally, we¿offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus. 

The post is full time, fixed-term appointment for 3-months with an expected start date of 20 September to 17 December 2021. The salary will be Grade 5, £42,433 per annum (pro rata for the 3 months duration), inclusive of London Allowance.  

It is expected that the successful candidate will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder on parental leave exercise their right to return earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month. 

Queen Mary’s commitment to¿our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Hagit Borer at


To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 

The closing date is 25th April 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.  



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