LINGUIST List 5.229

Sat 26 Feb 1994

Jobs: Lecturer at Macquarie University

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  1. Ken Willing, Position: Lecturer, Linguistics: Macquarie University

Message 1: Position: Lecturer, Linguistics: Macquarie University

Date: Sat, 26 Feb 1994 04:39:46 Position: Lecturer, Linguistics: Macquarie University
From: Ken Willing <>
Subject: Position: Lecturer, Linguistics: Macquarie University


Macquarie University, Sydney NSW, Australia
School of English and Linguistics

Ref. 7194

The Linguistics Department seeks to appoint a person in
the fields of Adult Literacy, Classroom Language Research
and Second Language Curriculum to strengthen its
commitment to these fields of Applied Linguistics. The
appointee will have teaching duties spread across the
linguistics undergraduate and graduate program and will
have a particular responsibility for the Graduate Diploma
in Language and Literacy Education.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Linguistics,
Applied Linguistics or a related field with a strong
language component, an will have extensive professional
experience in adult language an literacy education with a
focus on program development and delivery for both
English and non-English-speaking clients. We expect a
strong commitment to classroom language and literacy
research, together with a record of effective working
with professionals in the community and evidence of
successful publicly funded policy research into language
and literacy issues.

Applicants will be effective teachers and will be able to
demonstrate strong organisational and program
development/management skills at undergraduate and
especially post-experience graduate levels, and have a
record of appropriate publications.

Enquiries: Professor C N Candlin: (61) (2) 805-8740
 fax (61) (2) 805-8240

Salary range: Lecturer [Australian]$41,000 to $48,688
per annum

Further information about the University, conditions of
appointment and the method of application should be
obtained from the Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office,
Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109; or by telephoning
(61) (2) 805-9746; fax (61) (2) 805-9748.

Applications close 30 March, 1994. Applications will not
be acknowledged unless specifically requested.


Equal employment opportunity and No smoking in the
workplace are university policies.


The Linguistics Department is located within the School
of English and Linguistics, which also includes English
Literature, including Early English, and Mass
Communication. Professor Christopher N Candlin is
Professor of Linguistics and Head of the Department of
Linguistics within the School and is responsible for the
general oversight and encouragement of teaching and
research in Linguistics. The Head of School, who is
elected for a three-year term from Professors, Associate
Professors and Senior Lecturers, is currently Mr David
Blair, who is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics.

With its intensive undergraduate and graduate programs,
its 103 staff (including technical and support staff) its
four Research Centres, and its Clinical Research Centre,
the Linguistics Department is the largest such Department
in Australia. There are over 400 postgraduate coursework
students and over 70 research students within a major
section of our academic program.

Linguistics at Macquarie concerns itself with both the
study of language and its various uses and applications
in society. It focuses on interconnecting theoretical,
descriptive and applied studies which target problems and
issues in human communication. It has close
relationships with disciplines as diverse as Sociology,
Psychology, Modern Languages, Education, Physics,
Information Technology, Biology, Computing, Law,
Philosophy, and Management. The Linguistics Department
offers an undergraduate degree program up to Honours
degree level and a range of postgraduate degrees: Master
of Applied Linguistics, MA in Deafness and Communication
Studies, MA in Communication Disorders, Postgraduate
Diploma in Audiology, MA in Audiology, Postgraduate
Diploma in Editing and Publishing, Postgraduate Diploma
in Language and Literacy Education as well as vigorous
research degree programs at MA (Hons) and PhD.

Complementing the teaching work of the Department are a
number of Research Centres: the National Centre for
English Language Teaching and Research, (a Commonwealth
Key Centre for Teaching and Research), the Speech,
Hearing and Language Research Centre, the Dictionary
Research Centre, the Centre for Language in Social Life
and the Macquarie Clinical Research Centre. The
Linguistics Department has a superior record in
attracting outside funded and sponsored research both
from public and private sectors. Department staff play an
important role in outside consultancy and public and
community service. Through the research facilities of its
various Centres the Linguistics Department at Macquarie
can offer an unmatched range of resources in Australia
for postgraduate study, ranging from extensive technical
and computer support in its laboratories, its own
Resources Centre with on-line access to the University
Library and to national and international databases, its
own Independent Learning Centre for research into second
language teaching and learning, its specialised book and
non-book collections, its Materials Development and
Design Centre and its Clinical Research Centre.

Further information concerning Departmental teaching
programs, research activity and postgraduate research is
available from the Head of Department, Professor
Christopher N Candlin Tel: 61-2-805 8740 Fax: 61-2-805

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be forwarded to the
Recruitment Manager, Personnel Office, Macquarie
University, N.S.W. 2109 Australia by 30th March 1994.

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