Will Baker Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesWill Baker is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Englishes, Modern Languages and Linguistics, University of Southampton, UK.

Will Baker

His research focuses on Global Englishes and intercultural/transcultural communication. He is particularly interested in the interface between English as a lingua franca and intercultural communication research, as well as, new transcultural perspectives this gives rise to. His wider research interests include the practical implications of Global English and intercultural communication research for English language teaching and higher education, especially  English medium instruction. He has published and presented internationally in all these research areas. He also supervises doctoral students in these fields as well as convening MA programmes and courses in Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication.

He is the author of Culture and Identity through English as a Lingua Franca (DeGruyter Mouton), co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca and co-editor of the book series Developments in English as a Lingua Franca (DeGruyter Mouton). Recent research projects include the British Council ELT Research Partnership Award “From English language learners to Intercultural Citizens: Chinese student sojourners development of intercultural citizenship in ELT and EMI programmes” and Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop Grant “ English as an ASEAN lingua franca: Implications for language education policy and practice”.

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U Aarhus job ad: Global Englishes & Intercultural Communication (Denmark)

Associate Professor in Global Englishes and Intercultural Communication
Aarhus University, Denmark
Closes: 2nd January 2017

Applications are invited for the position of associate professor (lektor) in global Englishes and intercultural communication at the School of Communication and Culture.

The appointment is tenured, and begins on 1 April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position
The position is at the Department of English, which is part of the School of Communication and Culture, and involves research, teaching and supervision duties related to global Englishes and intercultural communication.

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who 1) has contributed to research in contemporary global Englishes in the marketplace, especially domains such as media, journalism, translation studies, science and technology sectors as well as intercultural communication related, but not limited, to organisational communication and intercultural project management; and 2) is qualified to teach core courses both in global Englishes and in intercultural communication at BA and MA levels, as well as elective seminars in subjects related to his or her area of research within the field of global Englishes and intercultural communication.

A position as associate professor includes tasks and responsibilities in all of Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, teaching, talent development and knowledge exchange. Participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

All teaching at the Department of English is in English, so the candidate must have native or near-native command of English. Furthermore, an applicant appointed who is not a speaker of Danish is required, within two years of commencing the appointment, to acquire sufficient Danish to participate fully in the activities of the School of Communication and Culture.