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Job Announcement: Victoria University of Wellington

Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Employer: Victoria University of Wellington
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Job Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Title: Lecturer
Rank: Lecturer
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2704
Date Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
Job Description: The University invites applications for a lectureship in Applied Linguistics or Linguistics in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in an aspect of Applied Linguistics or Linguistics, and have experience in teaching at the tertiary level. S/he will have demonstrated strength in qualitative research, and will be able to contribute to teaching and research in the areas of discourse analysis and/or socio-cultural theories of learning.

It would also be an advantage if s/he could contribute to language teaching methodology and/or applied sociolinguistics courses.

Early career academics and recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.
Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2013
Application URL: http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz
Contact Information: John  Macalister , Head of School
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