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Lecturer in Applied Linguistics (Teaching Intensive)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32960

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/08/2020

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Salary: £41,526 - £42,792 pro rata per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Lecturer)

Department: School of Literature and Languages

Division: English Language and Applied Linguistics

Hours per week: 21

Employment Basis/Type: Part-time; Permanent

This 0.6 FTE Teaching Intensive Lecturer will be broadly responsible for teaching UG and PG modules in the Department They will take a major role in helping to support the experience of Part One students, helping to support PG students in the areas of Grammar/Syntax and Quantitative Research Methods, and as take on a range of other teaching and administrative duties.

The post-holder is expected to contribute to the teaching, assessment and module development of programmes in English Language, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.  This work will involve teaching on, and contribution to, undergraduate and postgraduate-level modules in the following areas:

  • Sounds Grammar Meaning
  • English Grammar
  • Foundations of Language Study
  • Techniques & Skills in English Language Studies
  • Corpus Approaches to Language Description
  • Language and Society
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Research Methods in TESOL/Applied Linguistics

The post-holder is also required to be personal tutor to undergraduate and postgraduate students, to supervise BA and MA dissertations, and to contribute to second marking on a range of modules in TESOL/Applied Linguistics.  

You will have:

  • MA and PhD in Applied Linguistics
  • Ability to teach Applied Linguistics subjects at BA and MA levels, including the ability to develop effective module specifications, outlines and assessments
  • Ability to supervise research at BA and MA levels
  • Computer skills, especially in use of data management software and analytical packages (Sketch Engine, Coh-Metrix, TAACO, SPSS)
  •  Ability to use corpus tools in teaching and research
  • Experience teaching in all of the following areas:
    • English Grammar/Syntax (preferably using Quirkian models)
    • Academic writing/research
    • Language and Society
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Discourse Analysis
  • Experiencing in supervising undergraduate dissertations in Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students
  • Experience in convening modules and managing the work of teaching assistants
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to show initiative and work independently
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills, especially ability to handle students needing advice and support with patience

Interview date: 26/08/2020

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Head of Department

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Professor of Phonetics

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Rodney Jones

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Jane Setter

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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