Lecturer in English Language

  • Date Posted : 19/05/2019
  • Due Date : 19/07/2019
  • Description

Lecturer in English Language
Job Type:    Academic in College of Education and Languages/English Department
Type of Contract:    Fulltime
Hours of Work:   35 Office Hours/Week (Sunday – Thursday) Up to 22 Teaching Hours
Place of Work:    Lebanese French University (LFU) -Erbil-Kurdistan-Iraq
Contract Duration:    1Year, subject to renewal
Probation Period:    3 Months

The Lebanese French University is making a significant investment in new academic positions to support its strategic development within the next five years to enable the faculty to be a key player in the field of English, and internationally. The Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in all English disciplines will contribute to the success and the development of the Faculty, especially in the areas of specialisation.

  • Responsibilities
    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in Linguistics and Literature will be required to:
    Plan, develop, and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in areas relating to English.
    Assess students and stimulate them to have the opportunity to be engaged and challenged.
    Design appropriate assessment methods and ensure established standards are maintained and timescales adhered to.
    Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and/or projects relating to the English Language, especially in these areas of specialisation (language identity, pedagogy, translation studies, gender studies, English-medium instruction, critical Applied Linguistics).
    Ensure research outcomes are relevant and applicable to key areas of teaching and benefit the students, the University and the Kurdistan Region.
    Develop new, and revise existing, undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes and modules to reflect the latest developments in the subject areas.
    Communicate effectively with other Colleges/Departments/Units within the University and other relevant external organisations.
    Build strong collaborative relationships with academics, research centres, and/or public and private institutions.
    Provide support, counselling and tutorials to students.
    Develop syllabuses and learning materials as appropriate and in accordance with the University quality enhancement policy and Quality assurance with the aim of creating interest and learning amongst students.
    Participate in meetings, activities, and boards. Support and help the College / Department in developing internal / external communities to promote the major field of study and the University.
    Receive, understand and pass complex conceptual ideas or complex information. Examples include (but are not limited to):
    Giving a seminar to a group with diverse levels of understanding on a subject (e.g. Lectures, conference paper);
    Presenting academic papers at workshops (internally or externally) or conferences;
    Contributing to research group discussions regarding analysis of research and discussions with team members regarding scientific issues and problem-solving;
    Writing journal articles and materials for publication;
    Writing complex reports, letters or other documents dealing with complex, contentious and sensitive situations (e.g. writing a project plan for a committee, writing reports to grant awarding bodies on progress of research projects, preparing a written analysis of research data);
  • Requirements

    Required qualifications, skills and competencies:
    All candidates in teaching capacity who are fresh PhD holders in a relevant field (for this position, in English Language - Linguistics, and Literature), are appointed as Lecturers. Candidates from Kurdistan Region and Iraq should have teaching certificate along with an academic title and required to present a recognized teaching certificate as part of their employment documents. .
    At least Two years teaching experience in higher education.
    Teaching experience in Higher Education and carrying out research.
    A strong knowledge of the subject areas and the ability to contribute to teaching modules in areas of Linguistics and Literature, especially in the areas of specialisation.
    The ability to teach across programmes and curricula to deliver specialist options and to supervise dissertations and project works.
    A good team player with the ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds.
    Commitment to high-quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.


    How to Apply
    Interested applicants are requested to email their CV and Cover Letter with Teaching Statement to:, with the specific heading ... Vacancy: Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in English Language (Linguistics/Literature).
    Please Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
     For further information, please contact +964 (0)750 4214402

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