The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce a full time permanent Lectureship in Corpus Based Stylistics and/or Discourse Analysis from 1 January 2017.

The post holder will create and disseminate knowledge by initiating and conducting original research, publishing in their area of research expertise, and developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the Department and School by undertaking academic administration as appropriate to the appointment.

The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in Applied Linguistics, with students based in Birmingham as well as in over thirty different countries. It forms a central part of the School of English, Drama, America and Canadian Studies, within the College of Arts and Law. The Department has an excellent track record in teaching and an active research culture with productive collaboration within and beyond the University, and wide-ranging public engagement. Staff in the department research and teach across the full range of English Language and Applied Linguistics, including Corpus Linguistics, Stylistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, New Media and English Language Teaching. The Department is home to the Centre for Corpus Research (CCR) which highlights the strong cross-disciplinary reach of corpus linguistics at Birmingham with particular focus on the links between cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics and stylistics. CCR provides access to a range of corpora and has a dedicated computer suite with specialist resources as well as an eye-tracking laboratory.

More details and a link to the application form are available online.

For further information please contact Dr Suganthi John, Head of the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.  Email:

Closing date: 26 September 2016