Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

For current researchers in this area at the university you can see the Phonetics & Phonology research groups people page.
Posted date: 06-Dec-2021
Closing date: 10-Jan-2022

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Full job description can be found at here.

The Role

The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) is seeking to appoint a member of staff at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level in Phonetics and Phonology. The successful applicant will be part of a diverse and collegiate team of academics, clinicians, researchers and professional support staff delivering high quality teaching and research in Speech and Language Sciences. You will have a strong background in phonetics and phonology and a strong research profile in this area. You will have expertise in practical phonetics (ear training), laboratory-based methodologies and quantitative analysis of phonetic data. You will make a significant contribution to teaching and supervision within the Speech and Language Sciences (SLS) section across both undergraduate and post graduate pre-registration speech and language therapy Health and Care Professions Council approved programmes, as well the IPhD in Phonetics and Phonology. You will carry out high quality research in the area of phonetics and/or laboratory phonology, contribute to the profile and to the research culture of the Phonetics and Phonology Research Group, the School and the relevant research centres and institutes across campus. You will, where appropriate, make a contribution to administration within the School.


PhD in linguistics, speech and language sciences or related discipline, with focus on phonetics and phonology

Recognised HE teaching qualification

The University and the Department

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) is an inter-disciplinary school with staff and students working in the fields of Speech and Language Sciences, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Communication and Education. Researchers in the school employ a variety of experimental methods including audio-visual, acoustic, and articulatory speech analysis, eye tracking, psycholinguistic experiments, and language learning paradigms and platforms.


Any informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Janet Webster, Head of Speech and Language Sciences (, or Professor Ghada Khattab ( 

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