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Senior Lecturer Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Location: Belfast
Salary: £51,630 to £59,828 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 23rd September 2019
Job Ref: 19/107778

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some £300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work as a Senior Lecturer. We are keen to recruit both experienced or applicants on an upward trajectory with demonstrable evidence of lecturing across a board range of subjects and a strong track record of publications in peer reviewed journals. You will have the opportunity to pursue personal research focused on your own subject speciality with a clear foundation in the field of TESOL, while contributing to the School’s overall research activities. 

The successful candidate must have:

  • A primary degree (at least 2:1) in Education, Languages, Linguistics, English Language, Psychology, Bilingual education, Philology or a related field
  • A PhD or taught doctorate in education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Languages, Linguistics, English Language, Bilingual education, Philology or a related field.
  • Evidence of being an outstanding researcher
  • A strong track record of publication in peer reviewed/refereed journals or other outlets that are REF returnable and appropriate to subject and stage of academic career
  • Evidence of successful research grant applications to generate external research income

Further information about the School can be found at –

Salary scale: Senior Lecturer £51,630 to £59,828 per annum

Closing date: Monday 23 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 10 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

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