Lecturer in Linguistics
Macquarie University, Department of Linguistics

Lecturer in Linguistics


Job no: 506054

Work type: Full Time

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Salary Package: From $103,914 to $122,947 (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

  • Appointment Type: Full time, continuing. Commencing January 2020

  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location


The Role

In 2020 The Department of Linguistics will launch a new degree, the Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences, which will run alongside our more clinically focused degree, the Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences. In order to bolster our expertise in general linguistics, and develop strategic interests in new areas, we are currently seeking applications for the following academic position.


The successful applicant will teach into and convene units at undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences. The successful applicant may also teach into the Master of Research and other Linguistics courses as appropriate and will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of the Department through a program of personal research and through the supervision of Higher Degree Research students across department programs.


Reporting to the Head of Department of Linguistics you will be expected to:

  • Contribute to the development of the Department through research, teaching and scholarship

  • Contribute to the enhancement of student learning, personal development and achievement

  • Contribute to curriculum development in the undergraduate program

  • Contribute to research training through actively attracting and supervising research students

  • Actively seek and secure both internal and external research funding

  • Assume various administrative tasks, responsibilities and other duties as requested by the Head of Department including committee work and undergraduate student advising


About You

You will have expertise in general linguistics and be able to teach units in at least two of the following areas:

  • Morphology

  • Semantics

  • Forensic Linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Computational Linguistics


About Us

Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.


Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.


To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate (2-page maximum) cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:



  • PhD in Linguistics

  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in linguistics and experience in the design, delivery and management of high-quality undergraduate curricula in linguistics.

  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of good quality publications relevant to stage of career.

  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public.

  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to the academic life and administrative tasks of an academic department with a track record of effective team work.


  • Expertise in forensic linguistics

  • Expertise in computational linguistics

  • Success in achieving research funding

  • Experience in schools’ outreach and/or public communication of research

  • Experience of HDR supervision

This position requires qualifications checking.


Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Nick Wilson, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Linguistics on nick.wilson@mq.edu.au


General Enquiries: Alyssa Hayes, HR consultant on alyssa.hayes@mq.edu.au


Applications Close: Sunday 28 July 2019 time at 11:55pm (AEST)


Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

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