The University of Reading proposes the establishment of a new cross disciplinary research centre of excellence, the Centre for Literacy and Multiligualism. This will create a distinctive research presence at Reading drawing on the considerable existing strengths and research profiles in second language acquisition, literacy and multilingualism in English Language / Applied Linguistics, the Institute of Education and Clinical Language Sciences.
The centre will encompass research in first (L1) and second (L2) language learning in schools, including testing, assessment and language attrition in L1 and L2; literacy in multilingual populations with a special focus on induction into HE; multilingualism in atypical population and neurolinguistic approaches to literacy and bilingualism. The Centre will be active in outreach to overseas scholars, running international conferences and summer schools. It will also run a specialised postgraduate research student strand.
The Reading Investment Project will support the appointment of 4 new academic posts in the new Centre with 3 posts likely to be hosted in the School of Literature and Languages and one post in neurolinguistics hosted in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences.
To apply, please visit reading.ac.uk/jobs and search for the relevant reference number.