The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures comprises a range of rigorous teaching and expertise across various language areas that fall into sections: French, Iberian and Latin American Studies (covering Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, Portuguese and Catalan Studies), German, and Russian. The Department is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research on aspects of culture in and through languages and their literary and non-literary media. Our student body is more diverse than in most modern language departments, and we strive to speak to this diversity within our teaching and echo it in our research.
A full list of staff in the department and their research interests can be found on the departmental website at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/modern-languages-and-cultures/
Lecturer in French
The Department is seeking to diversify its French subject area by hiring a specialist with a research and teaching expertise in transnational and cosmopolitan approaches to the modern French-speaking world including one or more regions outside Europe and Canada. This may involve literary studies, literary translation, modern and contemporary history, visual studies, thought and culture, or other related fields.
Lecturer in German with Comparative Cultural Studies
The Department is seeking to diversify its German subject area by hiring a specialist with research and teaching expertise in one or two of the following thematic areas:
Lecturer in Russian
The Department is seeking to strengthen its Russian subject area by hiring a specialist with research and teaching expertise in Russian Literature of the nineteenth century. The successful candidate will also be able to draw on their research to teach an aspect of comparative literature, such as fairy tales. We would especially welcome applications from researchers whose work traces connections between Russia and non-European cultures.
The Linguistics Department was ranked first among UK linguistics departments in the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (2014) and in the previous Research Assessment Exercise (2008). Present research strengths of the department are within the areas of sociolinguistics; syntax and semantics; experimental, neurolinguistic, and psycholinguistic research; phonetics and phonology; language, community, and mediated discourse; multilingualism and the city; and research at the interfaces among these subfields. The department is home to a thriving and vibrant PhD student community, as well as popular MA and MRes programmes. It also houses new, state-of-the-art phonetics and language acquisition laboratory spaces. The department has a record of major research grants in sociolinguistics, syntax, semantics, and experimental linguistics. A full list of staff in the department and their research interests can be found on the departmental website at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sllf/linguistics/
Lecturer in Sociolinguistics
The Linguistics Department is seeking to appoint a lecturer in quantitative sociolinguistics. Specialisation in the area of language variation and change and social dialectology is of particular interest. We also welcome expertise in advanced new analytic techniques with potential for inter-disciplinary ties to computational or experimental research on spoken language.