We are seeking to hire a researcher with a PhD in Linguistics or allied field who will be establishing, or have established, a track record of high-quality research in sociolinguistics and who is committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching interests include experimental or computational methods for sociolinguistics which will establish new connections with other research areas in the department including computational linguistics, corpus studies, language variation, multi/bilingualism, language contact, language attitudes, or discourse analysis. Ideally, the candidate will be familiar with and/or work on the specific sociolinguistic situation of Catalonia or related/similar contexts.
The candidate is expected to have skills for transferring research outcomes to the academic community as well as society at large.
While pursuing their own research agenda, the candidate is expected to strengthen the Department’s research priorities and to be able to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with research groups in the Department and, more broadly, the Catalan research ecosystem. They should have a clear vision on how to apply for funding, with an ambitious but realistic plan for the next five years.
The appointee will teach between 120 and 180 classroom hours annually in undergraduate and graduate courses, including final project supervision (undergraduate, master’s and PhD dissertations). Specifically, they will be expected to coordinate teams of co-teachers as well as teach in the module of Language and Society in the BA degrees offered by the School of Translation and Language Sciences and in the master’s degrees of the Department (Master’s in Discourse Studies and Master’s in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics).
Annual gross salary is ca. 37,200 €. The standard duration of the contract is 5 years; during the 4th year the Tenure-track lecturer will undergo performance evaluation in all areas, including their commitment to the Department’s goals and needs. If performance evaluation is successful, the University will issue a call for a permanent, tenured position.
Tenure-track faculty are eligible for the reimbursement of relocation expenses.