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Lecturer in Language Education

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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The Department of Education wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Language Education. The Department is one of the six founding departments of the University of York and has one of the largest graduate schools of education in the UK.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding candidate whose research can contribute to and enhance research activity in the Department’s Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CReLLU). The post provides an exciting opportunity for candidates with a track record of high quality teaching and a commitment to excellence in teaching and supervision to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes. The new Lecturer will be responsible for the leadership and development of the highly successful MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

The main responsibilities of the post include:

  • developing research objectives, projects and proposals and carrying out individual or collaborative research projects
  • leading on and/or contributing to the production of research outputs and research outcomes.
  • designing, developing and delivering teaching across a wide range of modules and/or within a particular programme or subject area
  • programme leadership for the MA TESOL
  • undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities effectively

Candidates must possess a PhD or equivalent experience in the field of Education or a related discipline, have a proven ability to contribute to high level research and have research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the Department’s research strategy and goals.

Experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate level and evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery is essential, as is the ability to supervise students at Masters and doctoral level. The ability to contribute to existing departmental teaching in other areas is desirable.

We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests related to the broad area of TESOL. Example specialisms might include areas such as testing/assessment, teacher cognition, teacher development and training, computer assisted language learning, vocabulary/grammar learning and teaching, programme evaluation, instructed second language acquisition, classroom communication.

This is an open-ended appointment available to start from 1st March 2019.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Paul Wakeling, Head of Department ( or Professor Leah Roberts, Director of CReLLU (

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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