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Associate Lecturer in Psycholinguistics

Language and Linguistic Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 32,958 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Language and Linguistic Science seeks to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer to provide teaching and supervision across our undergraduate programmes in Linguistics and English Language & Linguistics, and our Masters programmes in Psycholinguistics and Linguistics. The post is fixed term, to be held through the 17-18 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 18-19 academic year.

Your main duties and responsibilities will involve lecturing, leading seminars, tutorials and other types of teaching, supporting our taught programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Your duties will include supervision of students’ work, for both final-year undergraduate dissertations and Masters dissertations. You will be expected to develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. You will also be responsible for ongoing curriculum review, as well as undertaking effectively a range of administrative tasks.

You will be an early career linguist who is establishing, or has established, a track record of excellence in teaching, supervision, and contribution to departmental activities. You will hold or be close to completing a PhD in Psycholinguistics, Linguistics or a related field. You will have teaching skills which include expertise in Psycholinguistics. Advanced knowledge of one or more of the following is also desirable: English Language Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax.

Please ensure that you meet the Essential Criteria in the Person Specification section of the further information associated with these posts before starting an application. The starting date is 1 September 2017.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department (Professor Dunstan Brown) by e-mail ( For further information please see the department web pages at You may also contact HR Recruitment at for enquiries about your application.

Salary will be within the range: £31,076 - 32,958 a year and the post is available full time on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

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