FW: Chair in English Language/Applied Linguistics at the OU

Wodak, Ruth r.wodak at lancaster.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 11:03:23 UTC 2012

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Dear all - below are details of a new chair post at the Open University. Anyone interested can apply directly, but if you would like to discuss please get in touch.
Joan Swann

Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Education and Language Studies
>From £60,367 pa, subject to negotiation, Ref: 7858
Based in Milton Keynes
The OU is the largest university in the UK, and is consistently ranked among the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching and research. It is committed to widening participation in higher education and fosters research teams who compete with top-ranked institutions worldwide.
The Centre for Language and Communication is seeking to appoint someone with a significant track record of research and teaching in English language/applied linguistics. We take a broad approach to this academic area, with research covering topics such as professional and academic literacies, educational dialogue, globalisation, language and creativity, metaphor in discourse, and multimodal meaning-making. You will contribute to our research and teaching, and will provide strong academic leadership to a talented team of academic staff.
You should have an outstanding publications record, demonstrable ability to attract external research funding, evidence of research leadership and the ability to motivate and inspire others.
For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac.uk/employment, or call the Staffing Team on +44 (0)1908 652381 or email FELS-Recruitment at open.ac.uk<mailto:FELS-Recruitment at open.ac.uk> quoting the reference number.  Closing date: 24 April 2012 at 12noon.
Further particulars are available in large print, disk or audiotape (minicom + 44 (0)1908 654901).
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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