Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

St Lucia, Australia
$89,458.97 - $106,232.23
10 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 40 academic staff. The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish, as well as Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, to students in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of International Studies, the university-wide concurrent Diploma in Languages, the Diploma of Arts, and dual degree programs.

At postgraduate level the School offers two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese) and growing programs in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Staff research and supervise PhD students in these fields and also in Australian Aboriginal languages.

The Applied Linguistics Program offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied Linguistics and places a strong emphasis on both research and postgraduate studies in the MA Coursework Program in Applied Linguistics and Research Higher Degree offerings. A full-time position at Level B (continuing) is available to assist in teaching both undergraduate and the postgraduate MA coursework Applied Linguistics courses and to contribute to the School's strong research profile.

The program is dedicated to research on the development and use of non-native language in all its complexity, including the acquisition and structure of second languages, adult language pedagogy, and the social, cultural, and political contexts of second language learning and use. The program currently offers courses in: Concepts in Applied Linguistics; Classroom Second Language Acquisition; Cross-Cultural Communication; Language Testing and Assessment; Language and Technology; Research Methods; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods; Second Language Acquisition; Teaching Languages in a Global Context; Second Language Reading and Second Language Writing. The MA Coursework Program in Applied Linguistics is one of the largest in Australia and has a strong international reputation.

Details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the school's web site at or

The role

Individuals with research and teaching interests in applied linguistics are welcome to apply, particularly those with an interest in one or more of the following: second language writing, second language pedagogy (e.g. ESP, EAP), research methodology, language learning and technology.

Research interests in one or more of the languages taught in the school is also advantageous.

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate and postgraduate 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.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, or related fields. The applicant should also have demonstrated expertise and experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching and a record of high quality research publications appropriate to the level of the appointment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $89,458 - $106,232 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $104,666 - $124,291 p.a., 2016 salary rates).

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Haugh on +61 7 3365 6314 or

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