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Lecturer in Korean and Applied Linguistics

Department: School of Education, Language & Psychology
Location: York
Salary: £33,797 to £39,152
Closing Date: Tuesday 26 May 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: Thursday 11 June 2020
Reference: 026-20
The Role

Full time, permanent

Salary: £33,797 to £39,152 per annum

Location: York 

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Our strategy for the next decade emphasises our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region. We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset and investing in enabling this expertise to thrive.

We are currently seeking a Lecturer in Korean and Applied Linguistics to start on 1st August 2020. This new appointment is motivated by the popularity of our new Korean BA programmes. The successful candidate will join a team of fifteen Languages and Linguistics academics based within the School of Education, Language and Psychology. We offer BA and MA programmes in British Sign Language, Deaf Studies, Educational Linguistics, English Language and Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Japanese, Korean, Language and Social Justice, and TESOL.

The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in both Korean and Applied Linguistics. You will have experience of teaching Korean to speakers of other languages and be able to teach Korean from beginner to CEFR C1 level. You will also have the experience and expertise to teach across a range of applied linguistic, sociolinguistic and discourse analysis modules to students across varied UG and MA programmes.

It is essential that candidates hold a doctoral level qualification, or are near completion, and are actively engaged in research. Your area of research expertise will include one or more of the following: applied linguistics; corpus linguistics; digital communication; discourse analysis; forensic linguistics; language acquisition; psycholinguistics; queer and feminist linguistic theory; sociolinguistics; syntax; TESOL. Candidates with research outputs suitable for submission to REF are encouraged to apply.

During term-time and in assessment periods, the majority of your work will involve teaching in a variety of settings, including small group tutorials/seminars and lectures; assessment; and the provision of pastoral and academic support to students. The successful candidate will also be supported in developing a solid research profile. You are likely to have the opportunity to teach in the areas in which you research, and to involve your students in your research through the York St John 'Students-as-Researchers' scheme.

The School of Education, Language and Psychology has recently established a Research Centre for Language and Social Justice. The successful applicant for this post will be encouraged to think about ways in which they (and their students) can contribute towards the development of the Centre. Engaging the public in the study of language(s) will be an important part of the Centre's work, and ideas about how this might be achieved, both internationally and locally, are welcome.

Any informal enquiries should be addressed to the Associate Head of School: Language, Becky Muradás-Taylor, email:

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date - Tuesday 26 May 2020 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Thursday 11 June 2020

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