Lecturer in Languages and TESOL

University of Tasmania



The Opportunity

Reporting to the Head of School, the Lecturer in Languages & TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) core purpose is to prepare classroom teachers to deliver and assess the Australian Curriculum in Languages, to assist with the design, delivery and assessment of the TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) program, and units in Languages Education. The successful applicant will demonstrate evidence of a growing national and international research profile and track record of outputs and/or funding relevant to the field of Languages Education and/or TESOL and the potential to contribute to the research productivity of the School of Education.

The successful appointment will undertake teaching and research within an academic team in the School of Education that delivers programs in flexible, fully on-line and face-to-face modes. The School of Education is active in providing consultancies and CPD in the region and the appointee will be expected to contribute to these areas where opportunities exist.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives;
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students;
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD (or near completion) or equivalent in a relevant field;
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of Languages Education and/or TESOL, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences;
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning;
  • Knowledge of the Languages learning area in the Australian Curriculum and an understanding of TESOL practices;
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $131,864.85 comprising base salary within the range of $93,711 to $112,705 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Karen Swabey, Head of School - Education, Karen.Swabey@utas.edu.au or 03 6324 3512.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11.55pm

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