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Job Announcement: University of Hertfordshire

Modified: Second Language Acquisition: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Employer: University of Hertfordshire
Department of Humanities
http://www.herts.ac.uk/jobs
Job Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication
Rank: Lecturer
Senior Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Second Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 24.2014
Date Submitted: 10-May-2013
Job Description: **Please note the updated linguistic subfield.

University of Hertfordshire- School of Humanities

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication

Salary Range: £30,424 to £45,941 per annum
Salary Scale: UH7/8
FTE: This is a full time position working 37 hours per week

The School of Humanities is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language and Communication in the area of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from September 2013. Applicants should have a very good research record, along with firm plans for a high quality submission to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework.

As well as carrying out undergraduate teaching, research and administrative duties as appropriate, you will be expected to support research activities of the English Language and Communication group as well as undertake supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects on topics related to the areas specified above. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and have experience of teaching in these areas as well as core areas of English Language, such as Grammar and Phonetics/Phonology. The ability to work independently and as part of a team is an essential requirement of this post.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on either Grade 7 for Lecturers (£30,424 – £36,298 per annum) or Grade 8 for Senior Lecturers (£36,298 - £45,941 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: 21 May 2013
Ref: 011212LIN
Provisional Interview Date: 20 June 2013

Under current UKBA regulations, the University is unlikely to be able to get a work permit in respect of this post. We can therefore only accept applications from people who will have the right to work in the UK for at least one year from the date of appointment.

The University offers a range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, waiving of course fees for the children of staff at UH, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

Apply online at the application URL below quoting the appropriate reference number.

Committed to promoting equality and diversity
Application Deadline: 21-May-2013
Application URL: http://www.herts.ac.uk/jobs
Contact Information: Human  Resources
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