The University of Wolverhampton

Lecturer in English Language / Linguistics

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
35,844 - 42,793 pa
Closing Date
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The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint a permanent, full time Lecturer in English Language/Linguistics from 1 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.


The post will require the appointee to deliver excellence in teaching across the existing suite of modules in the subject area, and to aid in providing high levels of student achievement and satisfaction. Applications will be welcome from those with expertise in all fields of English Language/Linguistics, but a demonstrable ability to teach in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: theoretical frameworks for the study of English in a socio-historical context; stylistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics; semantics; psycholinguistics. Some experience with corpus linguistics could also assist your application.


You should hold a PhD in English Language or Linguistics, or equivalent and be able to demonstrate excellent pedagogic skills at HE level and the ability to teach widely within the English Language/Linguistics programme. You will be ready to play an active role in the ongoing development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including PhD supervision, and to participate innovatively in curriculum design. The role will also involve substantial engagement in the School’s recruitment and outreach activities. 


Informal enquiries can be directed to the Head of the School of Humanities, Dr Frank Wilson, at


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


Living Wage  Stonewall Diversity Champion  Disability Confident    Athena SWAN Gender Charter BronzeREC Charter Bronze



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