U Queensland Job Ad: Applied Linguistics (Australia)

Job adsLecturer in Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Queensland (Australia). Deadline: July 28, 2018.

The School is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the process of building an international research profile in an area of relevance to the current teaching and research profile of the program.  Individuals with research and teaching interests in any area of applied linguistics are welcome to apply, although those with an interest in one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply: intercultural communication, discourse and pragmatics, sociolinguistics.  Research interests in one or more of the languages taught in the school would also be advantageous.  The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate 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.

Western U Job Ad: TESOL & Applied Linguistics (Canada)

Job adsAssistant, Associate, or Professor in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, Education, Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). Deadline: July 31, 2018.

The Faculty of Education at Western University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary), Associate Professor (probationary or tenured) or Professor (tenured) in the area of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. The successful candidate will become a member of the Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics Academic Research Cluster, bring relevant academic strength and collaborative abilities to the Faculty, and contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching duties will include the development and delivery of TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses within the MPED TESOL graduate program and graduate supervision, as well as possibly teaching in research intensive MA and PhD programs, and the pre-service education program.

U Sheffield Job Ad: Applied Linguistics with TESOL

Job adsLecturer in Applied Linguistics-TESOL, School of English, University of Sheffield. Deadline: 3 May 2018.

Opportunity for an individual who has teaching and research strengths in language pedagogy to make an impact on the MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and on the undergraduate curriculum. The MA in Applied Linguistics team is recognised for its expert academic staff who offer research expertise and supervision in a variety of sub-disciplines. These include second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, English for academic purposes, bilingualism, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, intercultural communication and critical discourse analysis.

You will be joining the Applied Linguistics team and will have teaching and research strengths in language pedagogy covering one or more of the following areas: language curriculum design, language pedagogy, vocabulary studies, classroom-based research, language testing, CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning), and teaching young learners. The ability to teach across a broad range will be an advantage, including, if necessary, in areas beyond your primary research specialisation. You will be required to provide teaching in connection with the MA in Applied Linguistics with TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages).

We are seeking candidates with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (or equivalent experience) and proven teaching ability.

U Nottingham Ningbo Job Ads: Applied Linguistics (China)

Job adsThe University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China, is advertising three positions:

Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead and deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had substantial teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, business and professional communication, research methods, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, English literature and drama, English language teaching pedagogies, discourse analysis. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to lead research teams, support less experienced staff members for research, obtain external research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: intercultural communication, language acquisition, English literature, pedagogy of teaching English to young learners, research methods, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to conduct research, obtain research funding, contribute to Research and Knowledge Exchange activities, supervise doctoral students and undertake administrative duties.

Teaching Fellow in Applied Linguistics. Deadline: 30 April 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars in the topics within Applied Linguistics. We are looking for someone who has had some teaching experiences in higher education, specializing in at least two of the following areas: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Discourse Analysis, English Literature, English Language Teaching Methods, and Academic Learning Skills. The candidate is required to deliver teaching to all levels of the undergraduate and possibly postgraduate programmes in the school. In addition, the candidate is expected to be interested in research, contribute to research team activities and Research and Knowledge Exchange activities and undertake administrative duties.

 

Rania Spiridakou Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesRania Spiridakou was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is studying for a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at the Hellenic American University, Athens. She has an MA in TEFL from the University of Reading, UK and a BA in English Language and Literature from Deree, American College of Greece.

Her research interests include institutional language in both spoken and written discourse and blended learning. Rania is currently working on a project to integrate blended learning with L2 writing classes. She is particularly interested in investigating the quality of written work produced after exposure to multimodal material.

Rania’s 25 years of work experience includes English language teaching, syllabus design and running private language institutions in Greece. She has also worked as a translator and proof-reader for the Prefecture of Achaia, Greece. Rania has recently written grammar books for beginner classes.

She is a member of several research centers and groups, such as  the Canadian Association of Applied Linguists, a Peer Mentor for the Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity (J-BILD), and TESOL Greece.

CFP Applied Linguistics & Professional Practice (Wales)

Conferences8th International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (ALAPP) will be hosted by the Centre for Language and Communication Research and held at Cardiff University (UK), 17-19 September 2018. The ALAPP Masterclass is scheduled on 20 September 2018. Deadline: 15 February 2018.

The conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners from different disciplinary backgrounds, especially language and communication research, and professional domains, e.g. mediation, management, business, law, journalism, education, healthcare, social care, therapy, translation and interpreting.

ALAPP 2018 is open to proposals that broadly fall within the scope of Applied Linguistics and Professional Discourse Studies. Special themes include:
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CFP ELT & Applied Linguistics (Nepal)

ConferencesDepartment of English Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, calls for abstracts for its 1st Annual ELT and Applied Linguistics Conference on February 9-10, 2018. Deadline: 15 January 2017.

Acknowledging teachers as key actors for educational reforms, this conference aims at providing teachers, teacher educators, researchers and students with a space for engaging in critical discussions on a wide range of issues in ELT and Applied Linguistics. The theme of this year’s conference is Teachers as Change Actors: Learning from Teaching, Research and Collaboration. We invite proposals from researchers, teachers, and students for panels, workshops, individual presentations/talks and posters.

Postdoc U Vienna: Applied Linguistics (Austria)

PostdocsUniversity Assistant (post doc), Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, 6 years starting in 2018. Deadline: 20 January 2018.

The Department of Linguistics is a sub-unit of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies consisting of four chairs (General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Indo-European Linguistics and Subject Didactics [Language Teaching and Learning Research]). The announced postdoc position is assigned to Applied Linguistics.

Applied Linguistics deals with language in its social context and practice. In the context of this department, this primarily covers sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, text and media research, conversation analysis, research on institutional/organizational communication, multilingualism, language policy as well as (meta)pragmatics. Applied Linguistics is conceived as an empirically driven, theory-building discipline, striving to take a stance on linguistic issues within societal discourse. In the context of the Department of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics is furthermore committed to the common institutional goal of exploring language in a comprehensive sense (as a system, competence and social practice).

The successful candidate should represent Applied Linguistics with a focus on institutional/organizational communication. The candidate should have a research focus on oral data.

 

Roxanna Senyshyn Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesRoxanna Senyshyn is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, Abington College. Her teaching and research focus on intercultural communication and second language learning and teaching. Specifically, her research interests include intercultural and transformative learning in teacher education, intercultural competencies for academic and professional purposes, and ESL pedagogy and assessment with a focus on academic writing.

Roxanna SenyshynOne strand of Dr. Senyshyn’s research examines the need to prepare both preservice and inservice teachers for working with English language learners in multilingual and multicultural classroom settings.  Through community-based scholarship, she investigates the impact of intercultural engagement and learning on different constituents. From the student perspective, she has studied the impact of intercultural learning through engagement of domestic students with their international peers in semester long projects. She has studied this influence through the lens of Mezirow’s transformative learning theory, which encourages critical reflection and examination of personal beliefs and actions to allow for a change in perspectives and behavior. She has also used transformative learning framework in a faculty professional development context as an assessment tool to investigate the impact of professional development on faculty practices surrounding teaching and learning in a linguistically and culturally diverse college classroom.

The other strand of Dr. Senyshyn’s research focuses on intercultural learning and intercultural competence development to aid in the process of adjustment and acculturation of international students. The primary focus for this scholarship has been on identifying challenges that international students experience when adjusting to both academic and social demands in U.S. colleges and universities and assessing academic support to aid these students in their successful transition. In one of her recent projects, she examined the impact of first-year seminar experience and out-of-class engagement with domestic students on international students’ intercultural competence development.

In addition to her experience in academia, Dr. Senyshyn has been a consultant for BGRS Intercultural and Language Training doing training and coaching for inbound and outbound expatriates and their families in the greater Philadelphia area (Pennsylvania, U.S.).

Senyshyn, R.M. (2018). Teaching for transformation: Converting intercultural experience of preservice teachers into intercultural learning, Intercultural Education, 29(2), 163-184.

Senyshyn, R.M. (2018). Facilitating preservice teachers’ transformation through intercultural learning: Reflections from a self-study. In J. Sharkey & M. M. Peercy (Eds.), Self-study of language and literacy teacher education practices: Culturally and linguistically diverse contexts (pp.167-184). London: Emerald Group Publishing.

Chamberlin-Quinlisk, C. R. & Senyshyn, R. (2012). Language teaching and intercultural education: Making critical connections. Intercultural Education, 23, 15-23.

Senyshyn, R.M. & Chamberlin-Quinlisk, C.R. (2009).  Assessing effective partnerships in intercultural education: Transformative learning as a tool for evaluation. Communication Teacher, 23 (4), 167-178.

Senyshyn, R.M.  (2001).  Learning cross-cultural competencies: Implications for international management education.  Perspectives in Higher Education Reform.  Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference of Alliance of Universities for Democracy, Volume 10, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Senyshyn, R.M., Warford, M., & Zhan, J.  (2000).  Academic and non-academic issues of adjustment to American higher education.  Journal of International Education, 30(1) 17-35.

Nanyang Technological U Job Ad: Language & Communication (Singapore)

Job adsLecturer (Language and Communication Centre)
Nanyang Technological University – School of Humanities (Singapore)

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The Language and Communication Centre (LCC) offers courses in communication skills to students across the university, particularly in the disciplines of engineering, the humanities, science, and social sciences. The Centre is especially interested in employing teaching staff with a background in English for science and technology, web-based learning programmes, and the teaching of English research writing to postgraduate students across a range of disciplines.

Candidates who have the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • PhD Degree in English linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Technical Communication
  • Experience in course design for discipline-specific English
  • Interest in new media and digital literacy
  • An active research agenda

Successful candidates will be expected to teach communication skills, English for academic purposes, and/or technical communication and to conduct research on related areas of inquiry. This position will be in an academic centre which is rapidly developing a strong research trajectory, and which will welcome candidates with a strong interest in research in such fields as English for Academic Purposes, Applied English Linguistics, English for Specific Purposes, multimodal education, web-based learning or a related field of English linguistics. This position may suit newly-qualified PhDs with a passion for interdisciplinary English teaching and research.