Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Brisbane, Australia
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The School of Languages and Cultures has grown rapidly in recent years and now has over 1000 EFTSL (8,000 course enrolments). It 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. 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 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 https://languages-cultures.uq.edu.au/ or http://researchers.uq.edu.au.

The role

The School is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the process of building an international research profile in an area of relevance to the current teaching and research profile of the program.

Individuals with research and teaching interests in any area of applied linguistics are welcome to apply, although those with an interest in one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply: intercultural communication, discourse and pragmatics, sociolinguistics.

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

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate 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, Linguistics, or related fields. The applicant should also have demonstrated expertise and experience in undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching. The applicant should also have a record of high quality research publications appropriate to the level of the appointment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,142 - $109,419 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $107,807 - $128,020 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Michael Haugh on +61 7 3365 6314 or hos@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au.

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