Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in TESOL


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in TESOL

Manchester Metropolitan University – Languages, Information and Communications

Average weekly working hours: 37.00


Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s largest and most popular Universities. We are currently placed in the top 3% of universities globally according to the Times Higher.

The department of Languages, Information and Communications is undergoing an exciting period of transition and expansion. We are seeking a Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.


This role represent a rare opportunity to join and deliver a newly established set of academic and commercial enterprises undertaken by the department and the modern languages and linguistics teams.

Working as part of the department, the opportunity for the postholder includes building resilience through the development and delivery of new and innovative programmes, and enhancing quality of provision and research activities alongside new, and existing colleagues in modern languages and linguistics.

It is worth noting that the Guardian League Tables 2017 place the provision of modern languages and linguistics in the top 20 in the UK with an achievable aspiration to reach the top quartile in our disciplines by 2021. Further, we contributed significantly to the success of UoA29 in REF 2014, which was the highest rated UoA in Manchester Metropolitan University’s history.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The successful applicant will cherish a positive, ‘can do’ attitude, will be adaptable and able to operate equally well both independently, and as part of a wider team in commercial / academic settings – team building and team collegiality are critically important to the department and comprise central tenets of its ethos.

The successful candidate will be willing to subsume their personal position to, and within the strategic needs of the team, the department, and the university during a period of change, transition and expansion. If successful, you will contribute to and deliver high quality teaching to an international audience on mostly academic teaching but there will be some commercial engagement, too. You will effectively and enthusiastically prepare and deliver original teaching materials informed and led by your personal, published research, as well as your wide-ranging experience in the field. You will deliver, therefore, high quality, engaging and inspiring teaching in keeping with our culture and ethos; benefitting our students, strengthening our reputation and position in the league tables, and attending to our aspirations for ever-reaching higher.

Furthermore, you will be able to actively and positively participate in the ongoing success of this small but highly successful academic team, one which has a strong teaching ethic coupled with a deep commitment to enhancing the student experience, and an excellent and growing international reputation for teaching and research.

We must note that we cannot consider applications from candidates not yet in possession of a Ph.D or equivalent (e.g. DPhil, or EdD) in a directly relevant area. Evidence of a positive showing for REF 2021 is also required.