LINGUIST List 31.658

Sat Feb 15 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Lecturer, The Open University

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 13-Feb-2020
From: Ashley Smalling <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: 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
Job Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Job Title: Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and English Language

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; English Language, Children's Language

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and English Language

Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
School of Education, Childhood, Youth & Support
Salary £41,526 - £49,553

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 in Applied Linguistics and English Language to join the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics. The lecturer will contribute to the production of undergraduate and postgraduate distance learning teaching materials. They will also be expected to work with others to deliver existing modules covering a range of curriculum areas. They will be a core member of the team tasked with updating our level 3 module on children’s language, literacies, and literature. They will also undertake high quality research, preferably in an area of Child Language, working independently and in collaboration with other members of the school.

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;
- 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;
- strong record of research and/or knowledge exchange that is commensurate to the position.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in a field related to Children’s Language and an emerging research profile, commensurate to career stage. The candidate will also have the ability to write materials for students studying at a distance in, and outside of, their immediate area of expertise. They will have an understanding of supported open and distance learning and an ability to write clearly and cogently. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly and collaboratively with others.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 16 March 2020
Interview date: Early April 2020

How to Apply:

Please submit an electronic application by clicking on “Apply” and following the instructions on our website.
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Application Deadline: 16-Mar-2020

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Recruitment Coordinator

Page Updated: 15-Feb-2020