LINGUIST List 5.627

Thu 02 Jun 1994

Jobs: Lectureship at the UK Open University, Position at Harvard

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  1. David Graddol, Lectureship at the UK Open University
  2. Michael Flier, Position announced at Harvard

Message 1: Lectureship at the UK Open University

Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 14:38:47 +Lectureship at the UK Open University
From: David Graddol <>
Subject: Lectureship at the UK Open University

The following advertisement will appear in the Times Higher Education
Supplement 10th June.


 T H E O P E N U N I V E R S I T Y

 Lectureship in Language and Communications
 (Language and Media)

Applications are invited for a lecturership, based in the Centre
for Language and Communications in the School of Education at the
UK Open University. This is a temporary post (3 years) and the
lecturer is required as soon as possible to work on the
production of a new, international, multidisciplinary course for
undergraduates > E210 The English Language <. A special interest
and expertise in the area of > language and media < is essential,
as the lecturer is particularly required to develop those parts
of the course dealing with the use of English in the press,
television, radio etc.

Research is also important in the Centre, and the lecturer must
be an active researcher who can contribute to the planned
expansion of research in the field of language and
communications. The lecturer will have full study leave
entitlement, and research funds of up to 6000 pounds sterling
will be attached to the post to enable the lecturer to pursue
research in a relevant field of study.

Applications from persons seeking secondments from posts
elsewhere will be welcome.

Further details and an application form can be obtained from:

 Rosemary Johnson
 School of Education
 Open University
 Walton Hall
 Milton Keynes
 MK7 6AA
 United Kingdom

You are also welcome to send a request for further details by
sending your full postal address to Pam Powter, the departmental
secretary -

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY. The UK Open University was established 25
years ago to provide quality distance education for adult and non
traditional students. It has since grown to be the largest UK
university with around 130 thousand enrolled students. The
University employs over 3000 full time staff and 5000 part time
staff, and its campus headquarters is at Milton Keynes, about 60
miles north of London. >The English Language< course is being
produced in collaboration with the BBC and an external publisher
and materials will be available in 1996. The majority of students
will enrol from UK, other EU countries, and Singapore.

courses, many of which cater for the inservice needs and
interests of teachers. Its academic staff are:

Neil Mercer
Jill Bourne
Anne Bullman
Janet Collins (Research Fellow)
Sarah Foulkes (Regional)
David Graddol
Jennifer Leach (Regional)
Jo Longman (Research Fellow)
Janet Maybin
Barbara Mayor
Peter Scrimshaw
Barry Stierer (Regional)
Joan Swann
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Message 2: Position announced at Harvard

Date: Tue, 31 May 1994 22:02:22 Position announced at Harvard
From: Michael Flier <>
Subject: Position announced at Harvard

The following announcement will appear in the next issues of THE MLA

The Department of Linguistics at Harvard University has been authorized
to make an appointment at the senior level (tenured full professorship),
effective July 1, 1995. Candidates are expected to provide a
distinguished record of publication and teaching in synchronic
linguistics, a strong commitment to current theoretical concerns, and
active engagement in the professional life of the field. Demonstrated
effective administrative experience is desirable. Applicants are
requested to forward a detailed curriculum vitae, including a complete
bibliography, before August 15, 1994, to

 Prof. Michael S. Flier, Chairman
 Linguistics Search Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 Harvard University
 77 Dunster Street
 Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
 * * * *

This is the first of two senior appointments to be made at Harvard in the
next two-three years, appointments that represent a major commitment by
the administration to a strong linguistics program at the University. Many
thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement.


Michael S. Flier
Dept. of Linguistics,
Harvard University
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