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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language

De Montfort University - Faculty of Arts, Design & Humanities

Location: Leicester
Salary: £34,804 to £49,553 Grade F
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: A-61451501-06

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally minded and culturally rich university with a strong commitment to the public good. It strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment that champions difference and celebrates success. Awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that was named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Times Good University Guide. DMU is home to more than 25,000 students and 2,700 staff.

Faculty / Directorate

Humanities and Performing Arts is a new school with a long heritage. It is home to innovative and sector-leading courses, geared towards the practical application of knowledge, and informed by partnerships with the creative and cultural industries. The School is a research-intensive division of DMU, with respected scholars and practice-based researchers within the institutes of English, History and Dance, Drama and Performance Studies. It is also home to the Centre for English Language Learning. The Performance cluster has a strong focus on innovation, creativity and practice, and is supported by sectorleading facilities in the Performing Arts Centre of Excellence (PACE) Building. The Humanities cluster encourages intellectual ambition and offers programmes of study that interpret and interrogate multiple aspects of culture. Graduate outcomes and student satisfaction rates are high across the School.


As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in English Language, you will be expected to take up the role of Programme Leader for the full range of undergraduate degrees involving English Language as soon as possible after appointment, and to participate fully in managerial and administrative duties at Subject, School, Faculty, and (where required) institutional level.

Ideal Candidate

To be successful, you will demonstrate your experience of subject management. Contribute to teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English Language, especially in the areas of Semantics and Language Acquisition.

You will have extensive managerial expertise and teaching experience in higher education in Linguistics/English Language, including the ability to contribute to module development and administration. Take part in final year undergraduate and master’s dissertation supervision and take on administrative and pastoral responsibilities.

You will have a degree and ideally a doctorate in English Language, Linguistics or a relevant cognate discipline, as well as the ability to contribute to research carried out in the department.

Informal enquiries may be made to: Dr Keith Scott, Acting Programme Leader for BA English Language, E-mail: 

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Closing date: Sunday 26 September

The successful candidate will be required to start early January 2022.

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