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Lecturer in TESOL

Requisition ID:  24242
Location: 

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  31-Oct-2022

 

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.

 

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

 

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues 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.

 

Salary:

Lecturer Grade F: £37,474 to £42,155 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £43,414 to £51,805 per annum

 

Closing Date: 29 November 2022

 

The Role

 

The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in TESOL. The successful applicant will be part of a diverse and collegiate team of academics, researchers and professional support staff delivering high quality teaching and research in the Applied Linguistics & Communication (ALC) subject area.

 

You will have a strong background in TESOL and will have research expertise in Teacher Professional Development, Testing and Assessment, Digital Technologies for Language Learning, and/or Social Justice in Language Learning and Teaching.

 

You will carry out high quality research in the area of TESOL, contributing to the profile and research culture of the ALC subject area, the School of ECLS, and the relevant research centres and institutes across the University. You will make a significant contribution to teaching, personal tutoring, and supervision within the ALC subject area, particularly on the MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL programme.

 

You will have experience of teaching English Language Teaching Methods. You will also have the ability to teach at least one of: Research Methods, Language Testing & Assessment, Curriculum Design, TESOL for Young Learners at postgraduate level. You will, where appropriate, make a contribution to academic administration within the School.

 

Any informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Chris Leyland, Degree Programme Director for MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL (chris.leyland@newcastle.ac.uk) or Dr Adam Brandt, Head of Applied Linguistics & Communication (adam.brandt@newcastle.ac.uk).

 

The Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area is part of a diverse and vibrant research community, contributing to the Modern Languages & Linguistics REF Unit of Assessment which recently achieved 53% 4* world-leading research and a 56% increase in research power since 2014.

 

We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team. We believe that success depends on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.   

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

 

Lecturer

 

Key Accountabilities

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the following:

  • Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning to students in line with ECLS and University teaching objectives
  • Make a significant contribution to the planning, design, teaching, assessment and development of modules on the MA Applied Linguistics & TESOL programme
  • Provide a range of timely student support to enhance student experience and achievements, including personal tutoring
  • Supervise taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Have the depth and breadth of knowledge within an area of TESOL, which complements and extends our existing expertise and which supports the development of new knowledge and understanding in the field
  • Engage in research activity and contribute to the research culture of the Applied Linguistics & Communication subject area, and the School of ECLS more broadly
  • Plan, organise and carry out a programme of original, impactful, research in an area relevant to TESOL, developing your research profile
  • Pursue external research funding
  • Contribute to the research profile of the Subject Area and School by publishing in high quality outlets, demonstrating impact
  • Supervise postgraduate research students in an area relevant to your personal interests and expertise, and also that of the ALC subject area
  • Contribute to wider internal and external research
  • Undertake academic duties as required by the Head of School

 

The Person

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Specialist subject knowledge related to TESOL 
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver high quality effective teaching related to TESOL 
  • Experience of teaching, supervising and assessing international postgraduate students in a Higher Education context 
  • Experience of teaching English Language Teaching Methods 
  • Ability to teach one or more of: Research Methods, Language Testing & Assessment, Curriculum Design, TESOL for Young Learners 
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver high quality research one or more of the following areas: Teacher Professional Development, Testing and Assessment, Digital Technologies for Language Learning, and/or Social Justice in Language Learning and Teaching 
  • Evidence of publications in leading international academic journals, edited collections, and/or monographs 
  • Evidence of, or willingness to, develop engagement with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research 
  • Evidence of, or potential to, develop and secure research funding 

Desirable

  • Experience of personal tutoring of international postgraduate students 
  • Established reputation in your field of research at a national level, with a trajectory demonstrating international recognition 

 

Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to a diverse range of students, including international students 
  • Ability to work collaboratively, constructively and flexibly within a team of academic colleagues, students and professional services staff 
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly both orally and in writing 

 

Qualifications

  • PhD in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or on a topic related to TESOL 

Desirable

  • Recognised advanced English language teaching qualification, such as CELTA or equivalent 
  • Recognised HE teaching qualification 
     

 

 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University is also a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

 

Requisition ID: 24242