job vacancy: Professor/ Reader in Second Language Acquisition at Newcastle University

  • 04 Apr 2022 18:09
    Message # 12693580

    The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University wishes to appoint an outstanding teacher and researcher to the post of Professor or Reader in Second Language Acquisition.

    You will make a major contribution to teaching, learning, research and impact in the English Language and Linguistics subject group. You will also augment the strategic leadership in the subject group as well as at School, Faculty and University levels.  

    We invite applications from individuals with an outstanding record in research (including outputs, external grant income, and PhD supervision), successful research and academic leadership experience, an established international reputation, and a record of excellence in teaching and impact. Applicants will have a track record of internationally recognized, original and rigorous research from the perspective of linguistic theory and firmly embedded in the field of Second Language Acquisition, with a particular focus on minority communities. We particularly encourage applications from scholars committed to working with minority communities and relevant stakeholders in the UK, and to developing community-based learning and assessment activities.

    For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Jo Robinson, Head of School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (, or Dr Heike Pichler, Head of the English Language and Linguistics subject group (

    The full Candidate Information Pack can be accessed here:

    Closing date: 27 April 2022.

    Interviews are scheduled for 19 May 2022.

    Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

    The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

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