U Nottingham China job ad: Applied Linguistics

Professor and Chair in Applied Linguistics
University of Nottingham China, Ningbo, China
Closing Date: Monday 29 February 2016
Reference: UNNC398X1

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 6,000 in just 10 years.

The School of English was founded in 2007, developing a range of Masters and BA programmes in the areas of Applied Linguistics, English language, World Englishes and Professional Communication, with PhDs offered from 2009. Additionally, the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics in China (CRALC) was established as an associate of CRAL in Nottingham, UK. Members of staff are actively engaged in research in three main areas: Language, Literature and Creativity; Multilingualism and Education; and Professional and Intercultural Communication.

Staff appointed to the School work closely with colleagues from the School of English at the University of Nottingham, UK, one of the oldest and best respected Schools of English internationally. A new School in University of Nottingham Malaysia will also increasingly integrate into School activities. The three University Schools of English collaborate to strengthen already leading teaching and research activities. Postgraduate students have been taken on MA programmes in Applied Linguistics since 2007, undergraduate students on three BA programmes since 2009 as well as PhD students. The School is expected to expand staff and student numbers year on year.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars across all years of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD dissertations in the areas related to the study of Applied Linguistics. Teaching duties would be expected to involve a flexible approach to areas of applied linguistics offered on our undergraduate and Masters modules. There will be significant administrative responsibilities. Research expertise is expected to relate to relevant identified University and School research strands, namely: Language, Literature and Creativity; Multilingualism and Education; and Professional and Intercultural Communication. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be required to contribute to the ongoing development of a significant research base at the University.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Applied Linguistics or related discipline. Candidates are expected to have proven academic and team leadership skills. Evidence of previous administrative roles and skills is essential. Experience of teaching/tutorial work in relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level in an international English-speaking institution is also required. Candidates shall also have sustained track record in: publishing international quality research in peer-reviewed journals and undertaking major research projects as well as in winnkng research funding.

Salary will be minimum £58,754 per annum depending on skills and experience. In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

This post is available from 1 August 2016 or as soon as possible based on mutual agreement, and will initially be offered on a fixed-term contract with the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China for a period of up to five years. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement, subject to revised terms and conditions.

ALL applicants are required to formally apply online for the position.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof Geoff Hall, Dean of Arts and Education. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China in March or Early April 2016. Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

Other vacancies and more about working at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

To learn more about working & living in China.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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