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LINGUIST List 23.4834

Tue Nov 20 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling; Second/Foreign Language Education: Assistant Professor, Lancaster University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Nov-2012
From: Elena Semino <e.seminolancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Second/Foreign Language Education: Assistant Professor, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Lancaster University
Job Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Second/Foreign Language Education


Please note that this post is a Grade 7/8 post (UK based gradings). The job
description is for Grade 7, the job description for Grade 8 can be viewed on
the University's website.

Lecturer in Second/Foreign Language Education
Vacancy Ref: A572
Job Title: Lecturer in Second/Foreign Language Education
Grade: 7
Duration: Indefinite
Department/College: Linguistics and English Language
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 national excellence;
- Contribute expertise in second/foreign language education;
- Evidence of a personal research agenda in second/foreign language education,
in keeping with REF criteria, striving to produce work of national standing
within the strategic aims of the Department and University;
- Participate in research teams or other collaborative research initiatives
and teaching depending on the postholder’s interests and background;
- Evidence of a clear and realizable plan to 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
- Supervise dissertations and contribute to the supervision of PhD candidates;
- Contribute to, and where appropriate 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: 21-Dec-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/vacancies.aspx?cat=160&type=5
Contact Information:
Professor Elena Semino
Email: e.seminolancaster.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1524 594176
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