Lecturer (TESOL and Applied Linguistics)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Languages, Information and Communications

Website: manmetjobs.mmu.ac.uk/jobs

Average weekly working hours: 37

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is a unique environment where Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences sit alongside the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute. Student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities, including digital and technical workshops, studios and gallery spaces designed to enhance learning and collaboration.

This department is undergoing an exciting period of expansion. We are seeking a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

This role represent an opportunity to join our small, growing and committed Linguistics-TESOL team delivering high quality teaching, supervision and research activities in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

It is worth noting that the Guardian League Tables 2017 place the provision of modern languages and linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University in the top 20 in the UK. Further, the team contributed significantly to the success of UoA29 in REF 2014, which was the highest rated UoA in Manchester Metropolitan University’s history.

You will be a hard-working Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL keen to work with like-minded people; who will cherish a positive, ‘can do’ attitude; will be adaptable and able to operate equally well both independently, and as part of a wider team. Team building and team collegiality are very important to us.

Therefore, we’re looking for a colleague willing to contribute to the strategic and operational aims we collectively set for ourselves within the department and the university during a period of transition in HE, and during a period of expansion of our TESOL and Applied Linguistics provision at PGT and PGR levels.

You will contribute to and deliver high quality teaching to an international audience on mostly academic teaching but there will be some commercial and knowledge exchange engagement, too. You will effectively and enthusiastically prepare and deliver original teaching materials informed and led by your personal, published research, as well as your wide-ranging experience in the field.

You will deliver, therefore, high quality, engaging and inspiring teaching in keeping with our team’s culture; benefitting your students, supporting your colleagues, and strengthening our collective reputation.

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have experience of developing and delivering TEFL-Q / Diploma alongside our TESOL Postgraduate routes. Furthermore, experience of contributing to the development and delivery of online programmes would be a distinct advantage given the maturity of current programme development. 

Experience of supervising PhD students either as Director of studies, or at least as a member of a wider supervisory team is essential given the number of PhD applicants we attract currently, and given our plans for sustained growth in this area

We must note that we cannot consider applications from candidates not yet in possession of a PhD or equivalent (e.g. DPhil, or EdD) in a directly relevant area. Evidence of a strong showing for REF 2021 is also required.

Alongside the fully completed online application form, we would welcome receipt of a covering letter, CV, and a 5 year Research and Knowledge Exchange plan.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact the Head of Department, Dr. Derek Bousfield (d.bousfield@mmu.ac.uk), or the Linguistics-TESOL Section Leader Dr. Cemi Belkacemi (c.belkacemi@mmu.ac.uk)

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

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