LINGUIST List 30.1136

Wed Mar 13 2019

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Otago

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Date: 12-Mar-2019
From: Dr Hunter Hatfield <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
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University or Organization: University of Otago
Department: English and Linguistics
Job Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer - Linguistics
Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; TESOL

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Department of English and Linguistics
Humanities Division

Who we are:
Turning 150 years old in 2019, the University of Otago is New Zealand's first
and oldest University. It has a strong teaching and research tradition and
well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New
Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of
$1.6 billion and 4,000 full-time equivalent staff based in Dunedin,
Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

The Linguistics programme at the University of Otago has a strong research
programme in language teacher cognition and development, experimental
linguistics, and Amazonian languages and grammatical descriptions.

The role:
As a Linguistics Lecturer within our Programme, you will teach papers in TESOL
(including a teaching practice paper), with the possibility of teaching into
papers in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, first/second language
acquisition, and/or pragmatics.

You will also undertake tutoring and postgraduate MA and PhD supervision, and
may be asked to provide co-supervision in areas outside your own

Your skills and experience:
- Applicants should have (or have by 1 May 2019) a PhD in Applied Linguistics
or Linguistics (or a related field, e.g., TESOL).
- Some teaching experience at tertiary level.

Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of good teaching skills,
the development and delivery of new courses, and a track record of relevant
research and publications, particularly in one or more of the following areas:
- Second language teaching and learning (including TESOL).
- Second language acquisition, especially research on interaction.
- Conversation analysis, discourse analysis, or other types of interactional
- Sociolinguistics, pragmatics, or semantics.

Further details:
The University of Otago is well-known for its collegiality and, combined with
living in the vibrant city of Dunedin, provides opportunities for an excellent
work-life balance. The Dunedin campus has been ranked as one of the top 15
most beautiful in the world. The city has affordable living, excellent
schools, and a great array of activities, ranging from Art and Literature to
outdoor activities.

This is a full-time, permanent (confirmation path) position.

Applications quoting reference number 1900634 will close on Sunday, 31 March

Application Information:
To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to the application link provided below.

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

Application Deadline: 31-Mar-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr Hunter Hatfield
Phone: +64 3 479 9087

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