Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Linguistics

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancies at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor tenable at University of Malawi, Department of African Languages and Linguistics. 

Qualifications and Attributes 

Applicants should possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • For the post of Lecturer, candidates must have a Master’s in Pure/Theoretical Linguistics or a PhD in Linguistics with at least a credit first degree from a recognized university.

  • For the post of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, or Professor, candidates must have a good record of publications in their field of expertise, and must show evidence of initiative in research.

  • Leadership skills, and evidence of creativity and community engagement will be added advantage.


Specific responsibilities shall include, but not limited to: 

  • Teaching, setting and timely marking examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

  • Conducting research in the area of specialisation.

  • Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate student projects within the Department.

  • Participating in all academic and professional activities of the Department.

  • Initiating research projects.

  • Initiating and participating in resource mobilization activities.

  • Carrying out any duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department.

Teaching and research interests for the post will include Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Sign Language and Research Methods. Those with knowledge of Chinese language will have added advantage.

Applications including a detailed CV, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees should be submitted not later than 29th October, 2021 to the address below clearly indicating the post being applied for

The Acting University Registrar

University of Malawi

P. O. Box 280