Vacancy – Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, The University of Queensland

Lecturer in Applied Linguistics
The University of Queensland – School of Languages and Cultures

Seeking an outstanding Lecturer in Applied Linguistics who will help strengthen and further develop the School’s Applied Linguistics program.

The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 40 academic staff.  The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and growing programs in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.  Staff research and supervise PhD students in these fields and also in Australian Aboriginal languages.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school’s web site at or

The Role:
Individuals with research and teaching interests in applied linguistics are welcome to apply, particularly those with an interest in one or more of the following: second language writing, second language pedagogy (e.g. ESP, EAP), research methodology, language learning and technology.

Research interests in one or more of the languages taught in the school is also advantageous.

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision, undertake and contribute to further development of the School’s Applied Linguistics program, as well as performing research, service/engagement and other activities associated with the School.

The Person:
Applicants should possess a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, or related fields. The applicant should also have demonstrated expertise and experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and a record of high quality research publications appropriate to the level of the appointment.

Further Details:
For further details regarding the role, a copy of the position description and details of how to apply for the position, please follow this link

Closing Date for Applications: 2 January 2017