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Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Sociolinguistics (Teaching and Research) - QMUL24422

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: Starting from £56,678 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL24422
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 01-Sep-2021
Closing date: 15-Nov-2021

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About the Role 

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film invites applications from scholars of international distinction for an appointment in Sociolinguistics within the Department of Linguistics. The position can be filled at the level of Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor.

Applications are invited from candidates with substantial research and training expertise in both quantitative and qualitative subfields of sociolinguistics. Specialisations in such areas as language variation, sociolinguistic perception, gender and sexuality, linguistic anthropology, and/or interaction are of particular interest.

You will make significant contributions to the intellectual life of the school and research field of Sociolinguistics. You will contribute to the delivery of high-quality teaching and assessment across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including making innovations in key aspects of teaching and learning, supervision of students, which enhances student experience, as well as contributing as a senior academic to the wider achievements of the School.

You will make important research contributions within your field, advancing the subject or profession through publications, creative works and public engagement within sociolinguistics. You will also be responsible for supporting, mentoring and coaching research staff within their role and their wider career development, fostering collegiality through role-modelling and fulfil School wide responsibilities.

About You 

You will hold a PhD and/or relevant professional qualification and/or equivalent professional experience, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment, shaping and influencing the curriculum. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, good organisational and communicative skills are also essential.  Candidates at the Professor level are expected to contribute to the development of the School’s teaching and research strategies.

About the School

Further details about the School can be found at

About Queen Mary 

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, a season ticket loan scheme, staff networks and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. In addition, 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 and permanent with an expected start date 1 September 2022. The salary is competitive and not less than £56,678 per annum (Senior Lecturer/Reader), inclusive of London Allowance. Professorial salaries will be commensurate with level, skills and experience.

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.  We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Application process

Candidates must complete an on-line application. Please indicate the level of the role you are applying for in the application form, supporting statement.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Colleen Cotter at  

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

The closing date is 15 November 2021.

Interviews will be held in early February 2022.  


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