Lecturer in Linguistics

University of Aberdeen - School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture

The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks a Lecturer in Language & Linguistics from 1 August 2018, initially for a fixed term of three years. The appointment will teach on the School’s undergraduate programme in Language & Linguistics and taught postgraduate MSc programme in TESOL. The successful candidate will undertake research in an area of Language and Linguistics relevant to the requirements of the School, as well as supervision of research postgraduates.

Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant area; have a track record of research and publication appropriate for the career stage; and have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Candidates with a wide range of interests are invited to apply. Preference may be given to candidates whose work links aspects of Linguistics and English language teaching, such as promoting reflective practice in English language teacher training, using corpora in the English language classroom, and exploring creative approaches to English language teaching. The role will be undertaken within the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in an area of Language and Linguistics relevant to the requirements of the School. An interest in reflective practice, corpora-based approaches, or creativity in English language teaching may be an advantage in the role. The successful candidate will teach on the undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes offered by the department of Language and Linguistics, including introductory courses and research-informed specialist options; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator and the Head of School in Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£39,992 - £47,722 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Professor Edward Welch, Head of School- 01224 272152 edward.welch@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Welch.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Dora Golaszewska, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 274807 or email dora.golaszewska@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 February 2018

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