Assistant or Associate Professor in Psycholinguistics
University of Warwick, Centre for Applied Linguistics
United Kingdom

Assistant or Associate Professor - Psycholinguistics 


Vacancy Type/Job category

Centre for Applied Linguistics

£39,992-£47,722 or £49,149-£56,950 per annum

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent Position 

Assistant Professor £39,992-£47,722 
Associate Professor £49,149-£56,950 

You will contribute to the Centre’s rapidly growing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and engage actively with the Centre’s Research activities. 

You will be an ambitious linguist, with expertise in psycholinguistics. Applicants with a specialism in two or more of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: first language acquisition, second language acquisition, language and cognition, multilingualism, quantitative research methodology, semantics. This is an exciting opportunity for a psycholinguist with an interest in curriculum development to play a key role in the expanding provision in linguistics at Warwick. 

You will have a PhD in Linguistics or a cognate area. You will have an excellent record of recent, high quality publications in top-rated journals (commensurate with level of experience) and successful experience of teaching psycholinguistics and quantitative research at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. You will have solid knowledge of relevant pedagogy and able to contribute to modules that meet teaching needs across our linguistics courses. 

Start date: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible after that. 

Informal enquiries: Dr Jo Angouri, Director of Undergraduate Studies. Email: 

Interview date: 30 May 2018 

Job Description

Job Purpose 

To contribute to the Centre’s rapidly growing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and engage actively with the Centre’s Research activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities 


• Undertake innovative and high-quality research in psycholinguistics; 
• Publish the outcomes of research in influential outlets; 
• Secure external funding for well-defined research projects and engage in the management of research projects [Associate Professor]; 
• Foster research among students at undergraduate/postgraduate levels; 
• Participate actively in the Centre’s research activities; 
• Collaborate in research initiatives with colleagues in other departments and institutions, as appropriate; 
• Contribute actively to the development and achievement of the Centre’s research and impact strategy. 


• Teach and convene modules in his/her areas of expertise at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels; 
• Ensure teaching and student support delivered are of an excellent standard and actively seek and implement improvements to enrich the student experience in Linguistics; 
• Contribute to curriculum development; 
• Contribute to the teaching of other modules at undergraduate/postgraduate level as required by the line manager, and undertake such other teaching or teaching-related activities that are required (for example, providing academic advice and support to students); 
• Contribute to first-marking and moderation of assessed coursework and examination scripts, and attend the meetings of the relevant Examination boards 
• Be committed to the provision of equal opportunities and to the delivery of Linguistics modules to a diverse body of students; 
• Undertake such other duties, commensurate with the grading of the post that may be assigned by the Head of Department or nominee. 

Supervision and Student support 

• Supervise students undertaking research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; 
• Act as personal tutor to students. 


• Undertake a leadership role in course management and development, as required [Associate Professor]; 
• Undertake module and programme administration and examining, as appropriate; 
• Attend departmental and faculty meetings, as appropriate; 
• Participate in marketing and recruitment activities for the Centre’s degree programmes, as appropriate; 
• Assist in meeting the requirements for the monitoring of teaching and learning, as prescribed by the University and external bodies; 
• Help with other tasks relating to the running of the subject, as they arise; 
• Undertake other administrative tasks as requested by the Head of Department or nominee. 

In addition to the above, undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested and that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post. 

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1
PhD in Linguistics or a cognate area. (a)

Essential Criteria 2
Knowledge and experience necessary to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in psycholinguistics and quantitative research. (a), (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 3
Evidence of high quality engagement in research through publications and conference presentations. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 4
Track record of successful research funding bids and management of research projects [Associate Professor]. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 5
Knowledge and experience necessary to supervise research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 6
Successful experience of undergraduate and/or postgraduate module and programme development. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 7
Skills and commitment to enhancing the student experience.(a), (c)

Essential Criteria 8
Ability to work collaboratively in a team. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 9
Ability to plan and organise work to agreed deadlines within resource constraints and sometimes under pressure. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 10
Able to communicate effectively in speech and writing. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 11
Commitment to equal opportunities policies and practices. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 1
Experience in widening participation initiatives. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 2
Experience of working overseas or in a multicultural context and of engaging in international collaborations. (a), (c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. 

Right to work in the UK 

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system 

please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2. 

Closing Date

6 May 2018

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