26.1738, Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Chair in English Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University

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Subject: 26.1738, Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Chair in English Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University

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Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:09:03
From: Damian Walford Davies [WalfordDaviesD at cardiff.ac.uk]
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Chair in English Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

University or Organization: Cardiff University 
Department: ENCAP
Job Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom 
Web Address: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/
Job Title: Chair in English Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics (3261BR)
Job Rank: Chair of Department; Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics 

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Main function: To contribute to the School’s research profile through
publications of world-leading quality; to deliver high-quality, research-led,
innovative teaching and supervision; to take on a strategic planning role in
the School; to take a robust leadership role in inspiring and enabling a
culture of high achievement and support across these elements in the School;
to take an active role in engagement work and contribute to the achievement of

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

- To enhance the research culture of the School of English, Communication and
Philosophy through a) the production of research publications of world-leading
quality in an area relevant to the School’s profile in Language and
Communication/Applied Linguistics; b) the stimulation of major research
funding initiatives; and c) the development of research networks and
collaborations with academic and external partners that will enhance the
School’s profile and its performance in future Research Excellence Framework
- To be actively involved in the School’s strategic planning processes.
- To take on a robust leadership role that enhances the School’s recent
successes – particularly in research – through example and innovation, and to
provide guidance and support for colleagues within the School who are at
earlier stages in their careers.
- To contribute innovatively to teaching in areas relevant to the School’s
provision in Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics.
- To supervise postgraduate research students in Language and
Communication/Applied Linguistics. 
- To play an active role in public engagement and contribute robustly to the
achievement of research impact for the benefit of audiences beyond the

Additional Information

Attached to the post is a competitive salary and research support.  Candidates
are asked to submit the following with their application:

- A covering letter explaining and evidencing the strength of their candidacy
for this post.
- Full curriculum vitae and list of publications. 
- A sample journal publication or paper-length manuscript, representative of a
potential REF return for the period 2014–19.

(When submitting/uploading your supporting document please ensure you include
the vacancy number in the document name.)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a 20-minute presentation to staff
on their current and future research plans and on how their own performance,
and their leadership qualities, will enhance research (including
engagement/impact) and teaching in the School of English, Communication and

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff (ENCAP)
welcomes applications from academics with an international reputation in one
or more of the areas of Language and Communication/Applied Linguistics that
are central to, or will link with and complement, the profile of its Centre
for Language and Communication Research. The post represents an opportunity to
join a vibrant and ambitious community that is building on major recent
success in REF 2014. Demonstrable inspirational leadership is key. Evidence of
an ability to think creatively across disciplines will be an advantage. ENCAP
is particularly interested in teaching and research that contribute fruitful
new synergies across areas of expertise in the School (literature, language,
creative writing, philosophy), and/or which create links with researchers in
the wider University.

Application Deadline: 24-Apr-2015 
Web Address for Applications: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/ 
Contact Information:
	Professor Damian Walford Davies 
	Email: WalfordDaviesD at cardiff.ac.uk 
	Phone: +44 (0)2920 876049 

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