LINGUIST List 29.1730

Mon Apr 23 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; TEFL: Lecturer, University of Essex

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Date: 23-Apr-2018
From: The University of Essex
Subject: Applied Linguistics; TEFL: Lecturer, University of Essex, UK
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University or Organization: University of Essex
Department: Department of Language and Linguistics
Job Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer in TEFL

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; European Languages, TEFL


The Department of Language and Linguistics (DLL) has 37 full-time academic members of staff and provides a broad spectrum of expertise in the study of language and in the practical teaching of modern foreign languages. Its core ambition is to offer students a transformative educational experience in these areas underpinned by high quality research. The majority of research conducted in the department is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us 8th among departments in the UK for research quality (REF 2014).

Our linguistics expertise covers Theoretical and Descriptive linguistics, Applied linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, TESOL and Translation, Interpreting and Subtitling. We offer a wide range of languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese that can be taken at degree level from beginners to advanced levels following the Common European Languages Framework.

The post is full time.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for directing and delivering modules in TEFL/English Language teaching/Teaching Practice at mainly the undergraduate level but also contribute to postgraduate delivery, as well as contribute to the administration and management of the department.

The main focus is on the delivery of practically-oriented ELT modules. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to the supervision of MA students on the MA TESOL. In addition you will be required to conduct high quality research in TEFL and be able to positively contribute to the department’s REF submission.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the job pack.

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral level research degree in TEFL, English Language Teaching or a highly related area or equivalent professional experience or practice or be close to completion of PhD. You will also have a good understanding and experience of both theoretical and practical approaches to English Language Teaching methodology related modules.

The post places equal importance to excellence in teaching and in research and the successful candidate must have proven experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support in Higher Education in imaginative, engaging and innovative ways; and evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes, with potential for research to have a wider than academic impact.

Start date: 1st September 2018.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please visit our website ( for a full job description, person specification and more information relating to this post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873461 / 873521).

Interviews are planned for: 6 June 2018

Salary: £39,993 - £47,722 pa

Application Deadline: 20-May-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
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