LINGUIST List 31.536

Thu Feb 06 2020

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 04-Feb-2020
From: Ashley Smalling <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Senior Lecturer, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: The Open University
Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
Web Address:
Job Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence

Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
Salary £41,526 - £59,135
Permanent, Full Time
Based in Milton Keynes

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role:

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence to join the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. The candidate will work in one or more of the topics of central importance to the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics, with special attention to workplace communication and/or the interface between social media and AI.

Responsibilities will include:

- Developing learning materials, including the updating, writing and redrafting of materials, critical reading, editing associated material, and the production of audio-visual and online resources;
- Conducting research in languages and/or applied linguistics, with a specific focus on the interface between applied linguistics and AI;
- Contribute to a pipeline of high-quality publications;
- Promoting equal opportunities across all aspects of School activities including teaching and research; and
- Developing synergies between teaching and research by developing a personal research plan that aligns with one or more of the School’s research themes;
- A strong record of research and/or knowledge exchange that is commensurate to the position.

Skills and experience:

The successful candidate will have a master’s degree or equivalent in linguistics or a related field, at Senior Lecturer level you will also have a PHD or equivalent in interactional linguistics, preferably ethnomethodological conversation analysis and/or interactional linguistics. Evidence of an emerging research profile in AI and human communication is also essential for this post.
The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly and collaboratively with others with the ability to write materials for students studying online and an understanding of supported open and distance learning.
For a Senior Lecturer post the candidate will also be able to evidence research and scholarship through publication and/or external funding in relevant field as well as previous experience of leadership and management.
The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 4 March 2020

How to apply:

Please submit an electronic application by clicking on “Apply” and following the instructions on our website.

As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your CV and a personal statement of no more than 3 sides of A4. In your personal statement, please pick out specific examples from your experience which clearly demonstrate that you have the particular knowledge and capabilities required in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the com

Application Deadline: 04-Mar-2020

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