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Assistant Lecturer/ Lecturer in Linguistics

Date Posted
14th June 2017
Education & Training
Job Type
St. Michael
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Assistant Lecturer/ Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

Job Description

The successful applicant must have a PhD in Linguistics with specialization in the area of Descriptive Linguistics. He/she should have active research engagement and publication in Descriptive Linguistics with links to areas of Applied Linguistics and demonstrate specific knowledge of this area as it applies to the diverse linguistic and cultural environment of the Caribbean. In light of the latter, the ability to teach courses in Sociolinguistics would be an asset; knowledge of Forensic Linguistics, particularly, will also be favourably considered.


In addition, the applicant should demonstrate expertise/interest in teaching students within a Caribbean context and in the teaching of linguistics with Caribbean content, at undergraduate and graduate levels, using a dynamic, student-centred approach in a technologically integrated environment. He /she should be able to supervise undergraduate and graduate research up to the PhD level, and integrate research and publication into teaching at all levels.


The applicant should be committed to promoting Linguistics as a discipline that has relevance and linkages across other disciplines, and the capacity to offer solutions to societal language and/or language-related problems.  The ability to be an effective spokesperson for the discipline and to connect it to a wide range of professional and vocational activities, technological innovation and to business startups would be an advantage.


The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties by August 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

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