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 <>

Date: 20-Nov-2012
From: Elena Semino <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Second/Foreign Language Education: Assistant Professor, Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: Lancaster UniversityJob Location: Lancaster, United KingdomWeb Address: 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 jobdescription is for Grade 7, the job description for Grade 8 can be viewed onthe University's website.

Lecturer in Second/Foreign Language EducationVacancy Ref: A572Job Title: Lecturer in Second/Foreign Language EducationGrade: 7Duration: IndefiniteDepartment/College: Linguistics and English LanguageDirectly responsible to: Head of DepartmentSupervisory responsibility for: N/AOther contacts:- Internal: Colleagues and students in the Department and in the Faculty ofArts and Social Sciences, together with colleagues in other faculties,providers of student support services, the Library, ISS, centraladministration and other relevant university actors.- External: Relevant research funding bodies and councils, professionalbodies, employers, business organisations, local and UK governmentorganisations, academic and research networks.

Major Duties:- Contribute to the development of the Department through the generation ofresearch, 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 standingwithin the strategic aims of the Department and University;- Participate in research teams or other collaborative research initiativesand teaching depending on the postholder’s interests and background;- Evidence of a clear and realizable plan to apply for grants for new researchprojects, individual and/or collaborative;- Contribute to the Department’s academic and pastoral care of its studentsand to the enhancement of their learning, personal development andachievement;- Supervise dissertations and contribute to the supervision of PhD candidates;- Contribute to, and where appropriate co-ordinate, UG, MA and PhD modules insecond/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 theHead of Department;- Be available to teach short courses abroad (normally not more than once ayear) as necessary;- Provide cover for colleagues on sabbatical where necessary;- Engage in other duties appropriate to the grade of the post as required bythe Head of Department.

Application Deadline: 21-Dec-2012

Web Address for Applications: Information: Professor Elena Semino Email: Phone: +44 (0)1524 594176

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