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LINGUIST List 25.2414

Tue Jun 03 2014

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Lecturer, Bangor University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Jun-2014
From: Christopher Shank <c.shankbangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Lecturer, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Bangor University
Department: School of Linguistics & English Language
Job Location: Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/
Job Title: Lecturer in Language Acquisition

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition


Description:

We are seeking applicants with a strong research profile in language acquisition with a particular interest in the study of the development of grammar in typical and/or atypical language populations. Applicants will have evidence of producing research output(s) that are judged to be internationally excellent, have an emerging or established research programme in the above area, and must be able to show direct and demonstrable relevance to the School’s two research specialisms: Bilingualism or Cognitive Linguistics (theoretical and/or applied or experimental approaches).

Educated to postgraduate degree level, applicants will be expected to contribute to existing modules in Linguistics and English Language, including Syntax, Language Acquisition, and Bilingualism or Language Pathology.

The School now seeks to further enhance its research and teaching capacity, so wishes to appoint a permanent member of staff whose research profile sits in the broad area of language acquisition and who can engage with one or both of its research priorities Cognitive Linguistics (theoretical and/or applied or experimental approaches) and Bilingualism. The new staff member should also be able to offer teaching, at undergraduate level, in a wide range of English linguistics / English language studies, as well as in their research specialism(s) at postgraduate level. The School is particularly keen to appoint someone who can teach in the following areas: language acquisition, language development, and areas of language and mind.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching duties:
The post holder will be expected to establish a record of teaching excellence at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to offer at least one module in their area of research expertise at the MA/MSc level, and to actively attract PhD students to the School.

Research duties:
The post holder will maintain an active research programme leading to publications at a level of international excellence, while developing plans and applying for external funding. The post holder will be eligible for School research support funds, some of which are awarded on a merit basis in order to support the development of an internationally excellent reputation in areas of research expertise.

Other duties:
The post holder will maintain an administrative portfolio of responsibility, as agreed with the Head of School. The post holder is also expected to establish a record of significant service to the School, including serving as a personal tutor to undergraduate and graduate students, and University and the academic community at large.

To receive full consideration, applicants are requested to provide i) a completed standard Bangor application form, ii) a curriculum vitae including a full listing of publications, iii) a separate statement of research interests and plans, and iv) a separate statement of teaching experience, including details of which modules at undergraduate and MA levels the applicant is able and willing to teach, and how they could contribute to the BA in English Language Studies (visit this link for further information:
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics/overseas.php?menu=13&catid=3907&subid=0).

Application Deadline: 02-Jul-2014

Web Address for Applications: https://jobs.bangor.ac.uk/details.php.en?id=QLYFK026203F3VBQB7V68LOTX&nPostingID=1508&nPostingTargetID=1623&mask=stdext&lg=UK
Contact Information:
Dr. Christopher Shank
Email: c.shankbangor.ac.uk

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