Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed), TESOL (106481-0922) . Job Reference: 1888050

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 26, 2022


Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only


Applied Linguistics


£43,414 - £51,805 per annum, pro rata


University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed-term contract until 31 July 2025, 0.5 FTE.

We are looking for an experienced and creative Assistant Professor (Teaching Focussed) who will contribute to the department's teaching provision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the support activities associated with these.

You will be an applied linguist with a strong academic and professional background in TESOL who is familiar with a variety of approaches to the analysis of written discourse and their relevance to language teaching. Teaching and/or research experience in the following areas would be advantageous: use of corpora in language teaching; multimodal analysis; Global Englishes.

You will have a PhD in a relevant field or be very close to completion, and you will have experience of teaching at university level.

This is an exciting opportunity for an early career academic keen to build their portfolio of expertise and join a vibrant close-knit community of staff and students.

Informal enquiries to Professor Ema Ushioda, Head of Department, Applied Linguistics (

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description


To contribute to the Department's teaching provision at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the support activities associated with these.



• Teach and convene modules in their areas of expertise at postgraduate and/or undergraduate levels;

• Contribute to the teaching of other modules at undergraduate/postgraduate level as required by the line manager, and undertake such other teaching or teaching-related activities that are required (for example, providing academic advice and support to students);

• Contribute to first-marking and moderation of assessed coursework and examination scripts, and attend the meetings of the relevant Examination boards

• Be committed to the provision of equal opportunities and to the delivery of (Applied) Linguistics modules to a diverse body of students;

• Undertake such other duties, commensurate with the grading of the post, that may be assigned by the Head of Department or nominee

Supervision and Student support

• Supervise students undertaking research at undergraduate and master's level;

• Act as personal tutor to students;


• Undertake module and programme administration and examining, as appropriate;

• Attend departmental and faculty meetings, as appropriate;

• Participate in marketing and recruitment activities for the Department's degree programmes, as appropriate;

• Assist in meeting the requirements for the monitoring of teaching and learning, as prescribed by the University and external bodies;

• Help with other tasks relating to the running of the subject, as they arise;

• Undertake other administrative tasks as requested by the Head of Department or nominee.

Professional development

• Engage in professional development activities for academic career enhancement purposes.

In addition to the above, undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested and that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PhD in Applied Linguistics/TESOL or equivalent (or near to completion). (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Knowledge and experience necessary to design and deliver undergraduate and/or master's modules in relevant subject areas. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to engage and enthuse students. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 4

Knowledge and experience necessary to supervise research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in relevant subject areas. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability to plan and organise work to agreed deadlines within resource constraints and sometimes under pressure. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 7

Able to communicate effectively in speech and writing. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Commitment to equal opportunities policies and practices. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 9

Commitment to personal professional development, such as conference attendance or emerging publication profile. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 10

Commitment to enhancing the student learning experience and student well- being. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Knowledge and experience necessary to contribute to the teaching of other courses offered by the Department. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Knowledge and experience necessary to contribute to other activities in the Department, such as impact and engagement, course design. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Knowledge and experience necessary to engage with marketing and recruitment. (a, c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Experience of working/living overseas or in a multicultural context. (a, c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

The Department of Applied Linguistics has a full range of undergraduate, taught postgraduate and PhD programmes as well as an extensive range of non- award bearing courses, with a strong focus on the student experience. For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

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Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

26 Oct 2022

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