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Chair in Language Education

Are you an academic leader with strategic vision in the field of Language Education? Do you have an excellent research record and a track record of obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

As Professor of Language Education you will carry out research, teaching and leadership within the School, Faculty and University with specific emphasis on TESOL and language education within the School of Education. You will be Director of the Centre for Language Education Research and contribute significantly to the School's research capacity, leading on and contributing to aspects of research-led teaching in Language Education.

You will generate the highest quality research and publications and will respond to new funding priorities and demand in postgraduate research. You will contribute to innovation through engagement with policy and practitioner communities. You will join the Language Education academic group which is internationally recognised for its range of teaching and research in Language Education, TESOL and Applied Linguistics and is one of the largest such groups in the UK. As education practitioners, we have a wide range of experience of teaching and teacher education in many contexts and as researchers we have a breadth of expertise.

Language Education at Leeds aims to achieve global recognition and impact for its research and teaching, providing cutting-edge research and research-informed education for the next generation of leaders in language teaching worldwide.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr James Simpson, Leader of the Language Education Academic Group
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4687, email:


Professor Mark Pike, Head of the School of Education
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4606, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Education
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 20 February 2017
Closing Date:  Monday 27 March 2017
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ESLED1034
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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