To lead the University’s research and teaching in Applied Linguistics within English Language & Linguistics. The Senior Lecturer or Reader will specifically lead, design, and convene a new international Masters programme in Applied Linguistics and an associated international Summer School. The post-holder will also undertake and promote international research within the College of Arts and play a vital role in leading the agenda of the School of Critical Studies and the College of Arts, in line with the University, College and School strategic objectives
A PhD in a relevant area. Outstanding knowledge of research within a relevant area which enhances and expands existing areas of expertise within the School/College. An international research profile. Typically 5-7 years postdoctoral experience. Outstanding international publication record and research profile which can significantly enhance the subject area’s standing internationally and which would significantly enhance any future University submission to national research assessment exercise(s) with demonstrable performance at 4* level. Extensive experience of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in relevant subject area(s), the ability to teach across disciplines, and running/convening a programme in relevant subject area(s)
Senior Lecturer/ Reader in Applied Linguistics Reference Number 020387 Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service COLLEGE OF ARTS Department SCHOOL OF CRITICAL STUDIES Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range Job Purpose To lead the University’s research and teaching in Applied Linguistics within English Language & Linguistics. The Senior Lecturer or Reader will specifically lead, design, and convene a new international Masters programme in Applied Linguistics and an associated international Summer School. The post-holder will also undertake and promote international research within the College of Arts and play a vital role in leading the agenda of the School of Critical Studies and the College of Arts, in line with the University, College and School strategic objectives. Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. To lead and sustain high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual, joint and/or network research projects, and to secure external funding for the same through successful grant applications to Research Councils and other funding bodies. 2. To provide research leadership in the relevant Unit of Assessment and to contribute effectively to enhancing that UoA’s research profile in future national research assessment exercises, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and attending and participating in appropriate research seminars/conferences. 3. To take a leading role in the School and the College of Arts in developing interdisciplinary research and teaching. 4. To develop links with relevant national and international bodies outside academia with a view to enhancing research, teaching and impact. 5. To provide research direction for more junior staff and, where possible, engage in collaborative research, thereby promoting the development of the University’s research base. 6. To attract and be responsible for supervision and training of postgraduate students, supporting these students to produce high quality scholarship and to successfully complete studies in line with University (and where relevant) funder guidelines. 7. To take a leading role in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses. Including leading the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives. 8. To take a leading role in the School’s ongoing development and review of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability. 9. To take a leading role within the School and/or College in administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of School or VP Head of College, including mentoring of junior staff, in accordance with the School/College strategy. 10. To foster collaboration in research and teaching with other units of the University. 11. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole. 12. To develop and lead research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas. 13. To engage in professional development as appropriate. 14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People - Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/ Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge/Qualifications Essential: A1. A PhD in a relevant area. A2. Outstanding knowledge of research within a relevant area which enhances and expands existing areas of expertise within the School/College A3. An international research profile. Skills Essential: C1 Excellent academic leadership skills. C2 Substantial evidence of carrying out and sustaining research at the highest level. C3 Experience of working both independently and as part of a team. C4 Extensive track record of seeking and acquiring external research funding. C5 Excellent collaborative skills, both in an interdisciplinary context and beyond academia C6 Excellent organisational skills, including time/project management skills. C7 Ability to increase the number of students coming to the University to undertake postgraduate study. C8 Excellent oral and written communication skills. C9 Excellent interpersonal skills. C10 Ability to demonstrate originality and innovation in research and scholarship C11 Capacity to lead, enthuse and motivate students and colleagues Experience Essential: E1 Typically 5-7 years postdoctoral experience. E2 Outstanding international publication record and research profile which can significantly enhance the subject area’s standing internationally and which would significantly enhance any future University submission to national research assessment exercise(s) with demonstrable performance at 4* level. E3 Extensive experience of undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in relevant subject area(s), the ability to teach across disciplines, and running/convening a programme in relevant subject area(s). E4 A significant track record of attracting external research funding. E5 Extensive experience of postgraduate, Masters and PhD supervision. Where academic experience is gained outside of the UK the ability to demonstrate equivalent experience may be consider. E6 A demonstrable commitment to Knowledge Exchange, public engagement and the broader impact of research. E7 An established international academic network. For appointment at Reader you must: E8 Be an outstanding internationally recognised researcher, taking on national and international leadership roles where appropriate, and sustain international-level research activity, including a track record of publications of international quality, leadership of collaborative research projects where appropriate, and the funding required for this research. Desirable F1 Experience in designing innovative courses at Masters level. Job Features Dimensions Planning and Organising Participating fully in a team of research-active staff. Researching and publishing work of the highest quality in appropriate outlets Preparing and presenting applications for research funding Planning and organising research meetings, seminars and conferences Supervising, where appropriate, postdoctoral research assistants Supervising postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students Actively contributing to University/College/School research strategy Contributing to international and national research developments Providing leadership in strategic planning of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives. Providing leadership in designing programmes and courses, and in delivering teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students Undertaking assessment and delivering feedback to undergraduate and postgraduate students Participating in University/College/School planning Organising knowledge exchange and outreach activities as appropriate Decision Making Decisions on research methodology and submission of grant applications Decisions on placement of research output Decisions on programme/course content and teaching and assessment methods Decisions on short-term and longer-term research objectives for postgraduate students Mentoring of new research and/or teaching staff Contributing to University/College/School decision-making on research and teaching Prioritising workload in accordance with agreed School/College strategy. Taking responsibility for organisation of resources, as appropriate. Internal/External Relationships Internal Head of Subject, Head of School, Head of College and University officers to ensure that strategic objectives are met Academic colleagues for information exchange to facilitate effective research and teaching. Research students/postdoctoral researchers to oversee and advise on research Undergraduate and postgraduate students to optimise their learning Administrative staff for exchange of information relating to delivery of research and teaching External Key researchers in the field Key practitioners Relevant governmental and non-governmental organisations Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding General public/media Problem Solving World-class research is a key aspect of this post, including solving research problems at the forefront of the field and the development of new ideas, methods and research projects Resolving issues regarding research funding Resolving issues arising in pursuit of research objectives Assisting research students to resolve problems regarding their research Assisting undergraduate and postgraduate students to resolve problems regarding their studies Resolving issues arising in performance of administrative functions Proposing, imaginatively, strategies and negotiating alternative arrangements in response to strategic challenges in research, teaching and service Standard Terms & Conditions Terms & Conditions The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 9, £50,618 - £56,950 per annum *The University may exceptionally appoint on the following contribution points: £58,655 - £62,219 The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate. New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. Vacancy Ref: 020387, closing date: 12 March 2018. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
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