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LINGUIST List 18.802

Thu Mar 15 2007

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Asst Prof, University of Wales

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        1.    Virginia Giannelli, Sociolinguistics: Asst Prof, University of Wales, Bangor, UK


Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Asst Prof, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
Date: 15-Mar-2007
From: Virginia Giannelli <mls00bbangor.ac.uk>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Asst Prof, University of Wales, Bangor, UK


University or Organization: University of Wales Bangor
Department: School of Linguistics and English Language
Web Address: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Description:

Fixed term (5 years)

Applications are invited for a lecturer in the School of Linguistics and
English Language, with a specialization in sociolinguistics, applied
linguistics or psycholinguistics. The ability to offer teaching in two of
these areas would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.

The successful applicant will be required to have a PhD in Linguistics with
a specialization in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics or
psycholinguistics. The successful candidate must be research active and
have a strong record of publications relative to experience. The successful
applicant must be in post not later than October 2007.

University of Wales, Bangor is currently undergoing a job evaluation process.

Job title: Lecturer in Linguistics

Job grade: Lecturer A or B

Person Specifications:

1. Educational/qualifications:
Essential: PhD in Linguistics, with relevant specialization in
sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics or applied linguistics
Desirable: some knowledge of Welsh

2. Work and relevant experience:
Essential: strong record of publications relative to experience; previous
teaching experience in Higher Education with evidence of high student
satisfaction ratings.
Desirable: previous experience in working as part of a small team;

3. Personal qualities and abilities:
Essential: good communication abilities, well organised, competent at
administration

Reporting and other relationships: Head of School, Professor J A Thomas

Main purposes of the job:

- To plan, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials at graduate and
undergraduate level, responding effectively to a variety of backgrounds,
learning styles and group class sizes.
- To motivate students to a thorough comprehension of their courses, giving
meaningful and constructive feedback on the quality of their work.
- To demonstrate enthusiasm for the subject and for helping others to learn.
- To keep abreast of new professional, educational and related social,
economic, political, and technological developments, so that the School
maintains a position in the forefront of its field.
- To assist with continuous development of courses.
- To engage in scholarly activity in order to ensure the School maintains
and enhances its professional reputation.
- To respond quickly and competently to course or student needs and
problems, ensuring confidentiality where necessary.
- To undertake course-related administration, coordinating activities with
relevant staff and ensuring people have sufficient, clear information in
good time.

Key tasks/responsibilities: designing and teaching two modules in
specialist area, for undergraduates and postgraduates in linguistics;
teaching two further modules in areas to be determined; to take
responsibility for the pastoral care of a proportion of the School's
undergraduate or postgraduate students; supervising undergraduate and
postgraduate dissertations in areas of competence; undertaking normal
examining and administrative duties.

Resources: own office and computing equipment

Application Deadline: 23-Mar-2007

Email Address for Applications: els01abangor.ac.uk

Contact Information:
Prof Jenny Thomas
Email: els01abangor.ac.uk
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