Tea Person/Interactional Linguist
The Catterton Left-Handed Institute of Linguistics seeks a part-time tea person/interactional linguist. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a relevant field with at least three publications in 4-star journals alongside which s/he will have not fewer than 5-years tea-making and serving experience (in academia or beyond). The role is 0.6 FTE and requires membership in the Yorkshire Federation of Teapersonages, with which the appointee is expected to engage by making a presentation on the role of tea in academia on at least one occasion, and teaching the module LX3900 “Why, when and how people say er in emotionally-charged L2 dyadic interactions”. The interview will be preceded by a presentation of the candidate’s work in interactional linguistics and the serving of tea with a selection of sweets from the cake tray to the Vice Chancellor’s wife and family.