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Lecturer in Cross-Cultural Communication

Requisition ID:  1239

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Posted Date:  21-Nov-2019


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £30,942.00 - £32,817.00 

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

The role
The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Cross-Cultural Communication. The successful applicants will contribute to teaching, tutoring and supervising on the suite of MA Cross-Cultural Communication programmes, as well as teaching on our three undergraduate Cross-Cultural Communication modules.

One post is for a duration of twelve months (January – December 2020) and the other post is for a duration of eight months (January – August 2020) and candidates are invited to specify their preferred duration (if any) in their application.

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr Adam Brandt (via email adam.brandt@ncl.ac.uk

Interviews to be held on 7th January 2020.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Please be advised that due to new minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post does not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Key Accountabilities
•    To make a significant contribution to taught undergraduate Cross-Cultural Communication modules.
•    To make a significant contribution to the taught postgraduate programmes in the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, including teaching existing MA modules on topics related to Cross-Cultural Communication.
•    To supervise research by Masters students in Cross-Cultural Communication.     
•    To undertake administrative duties as required by the Head of School, including administrative roles on the MA Cross-Cultural Communication.
•    To act as personal tutor to MA students.
•    To undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School.
•    To take a role in developing and leading modules and programmes within the subject area.
•    To take a role in aspects of student recruitment within the subject area.

The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in Cross-Cultural Communication to teach effectively and to provide research supervision at MA level (Essential)
•    Successful experience of teaching topics related to Cross-Cultural Communication at postgraduate and/or undergraduate level with home and international students (Essential)
•    Ability to teach academic modules on Interculturality and Identity, Professional Communication Skills and/or Intercultural Workplaces (Desirable)
•    Successful experience of supervising Cross-Cultural Communication at postgraduate level with home and international students (Desirable)
•    Ability to inspire students and fellow colleagues through specialist knowledge (Essential) 
•    Ability to inspire students and fellow colleagues through teaching and learning methods and techniques (Essential)
•    High level of organisational and administrative skills (Essential)

Attributes and Behaviour

•    Approachable and sensitive to the diverse needs of large international student cohorts – student focussed (Essential)
•    Ability and willingness to work as part of a team (Essential)
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Essential)



•    PhD, or nearing completion, in an area relevant to Cross-Cultural Communication (Essential)
•    An appropriate teaching qualification (Desirable)

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 1239