Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Country: Australia;

City: Queensland

Vacancy added: 22.08.2019

Employer: The University of Queensland

Resumes due: 20.09.2019


School of Languages and Cultures

The School of Languages and Cultures is one of the largest Schools of language instruction in Australia with over 52 academic staff.

The School teaches Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, 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 a Master of Arts in in Applied Linguistics and two NAATI-accredited Masters programs in Translation and Interpreting (one in Japanese and one in Chinese). Staff research and supervise PhD students in linguistics, second language studies, translation and interpreting, studies in culture, and related fields.


About This Opportunity

The purpose of this position is to engage in undergraduate and postgraduate coordination and teaching, postgraduate supervision, and contribute to the further development of the School’s Applied Linguistics program and others, as well as performing research, administrative and other activities associated with the School and the Applied Linguistics program.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer (Level B) position is equivalent to that of an Assistant Professor position in the US.


Our Ideal Candidate

With a PhD in an area of Applied Linguistics, or related fields and superior interpersonal skills, you will also have the following skillset:

  • Evidence of high-quality tertiary teaching experience;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and use alternative modes of teaching, including blended and/or flexible learning; and
  • Commitment to upholding the University’s values.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.


What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 2-year fixed term position at Academic level B.

For Academic Level B -The full-time base salary will be in the range $95,771 - $113,728 plus super of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


Our Selection Process

As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.



To discuss this role please contact Michael Haugh at hos@languages-cultures.uq.edu.au.

To discuss the application process, please get in touch with Recruitment at recruitment@uq.edu.au.


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria
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