LINGUIST List 32.2093

Thu Jun 17 2021

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of York

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 17-Jun-2021
From: Emma Marsden <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics: Post Doc, University of York, Yorkshire, UK
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University or Organization: University of York
Department: Education / NCELP
Job Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: NCELP Research Fellow

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics


The University of York is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral Research Fellow (a Senior Post-Doc), funded by the University of York, Language Learning, and the UK Government's Department for Education, to consolidate and extend the research and evaluation programme associated with the activities of NCELP (the National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy).

We are looking for an outstanding researcher with the experience and ability to:
- Produce research and impact in the area of foreign language education i.e., ‘instructed second language acquisition’ in French, German and/or Spanish
- Plan, manage, and undertake research/impact projects related to NCELP, using robust (probably mixed-methods) experimental designs including evaluations of one or more of: teaching interventions; test validity and reliability; professional development programmes
- Contribute to or lead on obtaining external research and/or impact funding
- Contribute to professional and public understanding of research, including helping to establish a master’s programme which would provide academically rigorous professional development for educators in languages other than English, with national and international reach.

You will have a first degree in one or more of French, German, Spanish, linguistics, psychology, or education, and a PhD or equivalent in one of: (applied) linguistics, (cognitive) psychology, education. A full job description and person specification is available at the application link below.

The role is available for 24 months, full-time or part-time (minimum of 0.4 FTE - 14.8 hours per week). We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, including those looking for a secondment, such as: a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor); an experienced research-driven teacher educator; a post-doctoral researcher or research-driven teaching fellow.

The post is open to national and international applicants. Some amount of working from home will be possible, but work on site at the University and travelling to schools in England will be an important part of the role.

Please apply online at the application link below by 11.59pm BST on the closing date.

Application Deadline: 11-Jul-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Emma Marsden

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