University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Part Time Research Fellow

United Kingdom

Closing in 12 days

Part Time Research Fellow Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Location: Avenue Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 Pro rata per annum Part Time Fixed Term until 30/11/2025 (21 hours a week) Closing Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2523623A1

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Linguistics (fixed term, 0.6FTE, to 30th November 2025) for the UKRI-funded Digital Empowerment in Language Teaching (DELTEA) project at the University of Southampton, Languages, Cultures and Linguistics in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University of Reading (Professor Suzanne Graham).

DELTEA is led by Dr Alison Porter and comprises three work packages which explore teacher professional development in using digital tools in their language's classrooms and children's linguistic and non-linguistic progression during the course of a teaching intervention. In the third work package (2024-25) we will scale up our professional development activities and engage with wider education stakeholders to promote understanding of teacher learning and the potential benefits of a foreign language education. The DELTEA team of researchers, external contractors and teachers is developing and trialling innovative, digital tools to support children's learning: a phonics app which uses artificial intelligence to give real-time pronunciation feedback and multimodal stories which aim to foster creativity and empathy.

This post will involve the development of teacher education materials for use during the project, data collection in participant schools and data analysis. The successful candidate will also contribute the design of data collection tools for the third phase of the project. They will also design, promote, and participate in a wide range of stakeholder engagement events.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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    Job details


    Part Time Research Fellow


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 13, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

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