Associate Professor John Macalister promoted to Professor in the 2017 promotion round

Congratulations to Linguistics and Applied Language Studies Associate Professor John Macalister who has been promoted to Professor in the 2017 promotion round.

John Macalister

Promotion to professor is based on evidence of international standing in research and scholarship, leadership, quality of teaching and service to the University, the community and, in appropriate cases, to a profession.

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Associate Professor John Macalister’s scholarship focuses on applied linguistics, especially how to optimise curriculum design and language teacher education for second-language learners. John has published extensively, through books and journal articles, in highly prestigious outlets and he is frequently sought out internationally as a consultant on curriculum design. His international stature reflects his leadership in both basic research and expert contributions to educational practices. John is also an exemplary leader in his teaching and engagement. He has taught very successfully at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate instruction, and is a sought-after postgraduate supervisor. John has excelled in academic leadership and mentorship throughout his career. He has served as Head of School and Acting Head of School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. John’s scholarship, particularly as it relates to the Asia-Pacific region, is intertwined with a commitment to best practices around internationalisation. Under his leadership, the School has cemented programmes with universities in Singapore, Viet Nam, Malaysia and China. John is now FHSS Associate Dean (International). He has demonstrated sustained leadership and excellence across all areas of activity required for promotion to professor. John’s referees were strongly supportive and confirmed his international standing, the impact of his research and the high quality of his scholarship and leadership.