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LINGUIST List 23.2201

Tue May 08 2012

Jobs: Language Teaching and Learning: Assistant Professor, Lancaster U

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Date: 08-May-2012
From: Elena Semino <e.seminolancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Teaching and Learning: Assistant Professor, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Lancaster University
Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Teaching and Learning


Please note that this vacancy is a Grade 7/8 Post (on the Lancaster
pay scale). The Job Description below is based on Grade 8
requirements. The requirements for Grade 7 are available online
along with the the full documentation relating to this post.

Job Title: Lecturer in Language Teaching and Learning
Grade: 8
Duration: Indefinite

Directly responsible to: Head of Department
Supervisory responsibility for: N/A

Other contacts:
- Internal: Colleagues and students in the Department and in the
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, together with colleagues in other
faculties, providers of student support services, the Library, ISS,
central administration and other relevant university actors.
- External: Relevant research funding bodies and councils,
professional bodies, employers, business organisations, local and
UK government organisations, academic and research networks.

Major Duties:
- Contribute to the development of the Department through the
generation of research, teaching and scholarship of international
- Contribute expertise in second/foreign language teaching and
- Develop a personal research agenda in second/foreign language
teaching and learning, in keeping with REF criteria, striving to
produce work of national or international standing within the strategic
aims of the Department and University;
- Participate in and where appropriate lead, research teams or other
collaborative research initiatives as well as developing teaching
initiatives depending on the postholder's interests and background;
- Identify opportunities and apply for grants for new research
projects, individual and/or collaborative;
- Contribute to the Department's academic and pastoral care of its
students and to the enhancement of their learning, personal
development and achievement;
- Supervise dissertations and PhD candidates;
- Co-ordinate UG, MA and PhD modules in second/foreign language
teaching and learning;
- Communicate effectively with students and colleagues, using face-
to-face, telephone, written and electronic communication (including
email and VLE) modes as appropriate;
- Assume various administrative tasks and responsibilities as
requested by the Head of Department;
- Be available to teach short courses abroad (normally not more
than once a year) as necessary;
- Provide cover for colleagues on sabbatical where necessary;
- Engage in other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as
required by the Head of Department.

Application Deadline: 08-Jun-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A421
Contact Information:
Professor Elena Semino
Email: e.seminolancaster.ac.uk

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