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Queen Mary Lectureships in Languages and Linguistics

Message from the Vice-Principal

Welcome to Queen Mary and the School of Languages, Linguistics & Film

I am delighted that you are considering applying for a Lectureship in Languages or Linguistics.

Queen Mary is one of the UK’s leading global universities, highly rated for its teaching and learning, research and innovation, and wide-ranging public engagement. We are a Russell Group University, situated in the heart of the East End of London, with a history dating back to 1785 and with staff and students from over 160 countries. We have a strong reputation for disciplinary and multi-disciplinary excellence, attracting world-leading staff, high-quality students and generating extensive relationships with local, national and international leading organisations.

The Humanities and Social Sciences have been key to establishing Queen Mary’s global reputation. Law, Drama, English and History regularly appear in subject rankings of the top 50 universities in the world. Geography, Linguistics, and Drama have each been ranked first in previous research excellence exercises. Our Centres and Institutes drive Queen Mary’s local, national and global reputation, such as the Centre for the Studies of the Home, the Mile End Institute and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies.

The launch of a new Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) brings together our excellent researchers across the Faculty to work collaboratively on some of the pressing intellectual and social issues of our times.

We know that it is people who are the real reason why the humanities and social sciences thrive at Queen Mary. In recognition of this, we are investing in 4 lectureships in Modern Languages and Linguistics. We seek to recruit the most talented minds in these disciplines who will contribute significantly to the research environment, teaching excellence, and who will promote Queen Mary’s core values: inclusive, proud, ambitious, collegial and ethical.

As a university proud of its record on diversity and inclusion, we are committed to issues relating to social justice. These new staff will be key to ensuring our work remains relevant to the society around us.

Thank you for your interest and I wish you well in your application.

Professor Matthew Hilton

Vice-Principal and Executive Dean

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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