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Lectureship in Applied Linguistics - ELT/TESOL

Modern Languages

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £32,548 to £36,613 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 14 May 2018
Interview Date:   Thursday 07 June 2018
Reference:  999718F4

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton invites applications to a Lectureship (Level 4) in Applied Linguistics ELT-TESOL, available from 3rd September 2018 on a permanent basis. Applications are invited from promising scholars in Applied Linguistics with active research and teaching interests in the field of ELT/TESOL. 

You must have completed a PhD in a relevant field and you will support and contribute to the university’s REF (Research Excellence Framework) targets, together with showing potential for attracting research funding. You will be expected to provide high-quality research-led teaching in Applied Linguistics/ English language education appropriate to a diverse student body, at UG and PG levels. You will support the delivery and ongoing development of our ELT/TESOL MA programme, leading postgraduate modules in Language Education, as well as contributing to undergraduate linguistics modules according to your specific areas of expertise: demonstrable research and teaching experience in language pedagogy, online education, language teacher education, curriculum design, language for specific purposes, or other area related to English Language teaching, to complement and strengthen the existing teaching and research expertise of staff in Modern Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities will be an advantage. Your teaching profile will complement and extend the current provision in Applied linguistics. 

Experience in supervising MA and PhD students is desirable, as this will be an important aspect of the role. 

In the REF 2014, Modern Languages and Linguistics at Southampton was ranked fifth in the UK for the quality of its research. Over the last five years, Modern Languages and Linguistics has built and maintained a deserved reputation as a leading centre for linguistics. Our research spans various areas in particular language acquisition, linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics/language pedagogy, with particular expertise in English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese contexts (see our website at

Further enquiries about this post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Marion Demossier (

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Matt Saxby (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 3462. Please quote reference 999718F4 on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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