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Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) job with TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN | 360070



Post status: 5 Year Fixed Term Contract, Tenure Track

Hours of Post: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please following link below: []

Salary: This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Full Salary Scale (€38,719 – €94,031 per annum) at a point in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date: 12 Noon Irish Standard Time, 22 January 2024

The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin seeks applications from qualified candidates with an international research and teaching record for the post of Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics (TESOL). The post-holder will join an experienced team of applied and theoretical linguists based in the School’s Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS).

The post-holder will contribute to the growth of a world-class research and teaching programme in Applied Linguistics within CLCS, the School and at Trinity College Dublin. The post-holder will bring a track record of third-level teaching, research and engagement to leverage existing expertise.

It is essential that the successful candidate is an active researcher with a record of peer-reviewed publications, experience of third-level teaching and assessment, and potential to recruit and supervise postgraduate students as well as to seek external funding opportunities. The successful candidate will engage in research and dissemination initiatives at a national and international level.

The successful candidate will have an appreciation of the range of research and intellectual interests represented in Applied Linguistics in an international setting and will be able to articulate a clear vision for the development of their field in the university, nationally, and internationally. They will contribute in particular to the growth and development of the university’s existing Joint Honours undergraduate programme in Linguistics as well as postgraduate taught courses, especially the M.Phil. courses in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics.

Person Requirements

The role-holder will require the following knowledge, skills and attributes for successful performance in the role:


  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline of Applied Linguistics, preferably with one of the following specialisms: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Second Language Teaching, Language Assessment, Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy, Language Teacher Education, TESOL. 
  • The successful candidate will have experience of third-level teaching and a growing record of published research output in their area of Applied Linguistics. 
  • Candidates will have a record of achievement in teaching, supervision, administration and engagement with the community relative to their career stage.

Applications will only be accepted by applying online via

Trinity is an equal opportunities employer, and we encourage applications from talented people of all backgrounds to join our staff community.

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