Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Linguistics or a closely related field.


Candidates must also have:

  • Experience lecturing in Linguistics
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:

o   English Creole Linguistics

o   English Linguistics

o   Language Acquisition

o   Sociolinguistics


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • A solid publication record
  • Variationist and Contact Linguistics in the Caribbean
  • Corpus Linguistics


Special Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate-level teaching, supervision and assessment
  • Programme administration
  • Providing advice and support to students (Academic advising)
  • Contributing to the research work of the subject area
  • Engaging in scholarly activities including research and publications
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and or programmes in Linguistics
  • Supervising undergraduate research projects as well as postgraduate research work


Personal Attributes

The Department places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Display a collegial spirit and respect for others
  • Be familiar with research on and anywhere in the Caribbean
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Have the capacity to work collaboratively toward common goals and meet very specific deadlines
  • Demonstrate technological competencies particular to a web-enabled learning environment
  • Show evidence of excellence in teaching and scholarship


Deadline Date: Sunday, April 12, 2020

University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary range: min. USD 27,489 and max. USD 49,295
US$27500 to US$49300 Per Annum
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
Your Education Level
Doctor of Philosophy Degree|in Linguistics
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