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Research Fellow: Sign Language Linguistics

4 April, 2013

We are pleased to announce an exciting job opening here at iSLanDS. We are currently seeking a Research Fellow to work on sign language linguistics.

Job reference: REQ000643
Date posted: 25/03/2013
Application closing date: 06/05/2013
Location: Preston
School/Service: School of Languages, Literature & International Studies
Salary: Grade H, £33,230 – £38,522 (Starting salary unlikely to exceed £33,230)
Job category/type: Academic
Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Basis: Fixed Term Contract for 36 months due to limited funding.
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Job description: At UCLan we are dedicated to developing a culture of breakthrough research. We believe the best research can tackle the global challenges of the modern world. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Professor Ulrike Zeshan within the internationally renowned International Institute for Sign Languages and Deaf Studies (iSLanDS) located within the School of Language, Literature and International Studies. The Institute is known for its groundbreaking large-scale projects with the European Science Foundation and the European Research Council, and is a highly diverse and stimulating, mixed deaf and hearing, international environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop, undertake and manage research projects and bids for research funding related to sign language linguistics. The Fellow will have considerable flexibility in shaping their own research within the strategic research priorities of the Institute and its international partnership network. We welcome applicants with a sound initial basis of sign language skills to build on as well as those with higher levels of fluency in any sign language(s).

The Fellow will be expected to publish high quality research outputs and to have an existing profile to submit to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. As the Fellowship develops, Fellows will be increasingly expected to undertake research student supervision, contribute to cross-Institute working groups, and undertake a limited amount of teaching if appropriate.
The last Research Assessment Exercise rated 17 areas of our research as world leading or of international significance and, as holders of the prestigious HR Excellence in Research award, we are committed to supporting our research staff to achieve their goals.

For information on research at UCLan, see

To apply for this post, see

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification ( to be considered for interview.

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