Profile# PhD Recruitment
Welcome to apply for a funded PhD position on English writing of young Chinese learners. PhD scholarship worth 300,000 RMB is available!
https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/DBW453/phd-programme-at-xjtlu (Please check School of Humanities and Social Sciences and then PhD project FOSA2306023 )
Deadline: Open now (August 2023) until the position is filled.
Contact me at Dawei.Wei@xjtlu.edu.cn for informal inquiries, with a subject line of “EFL writing PhD”.
Dawei Wei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, XJTLU. Before joining XJTLU, he worked and/or has carried out research in several universities and institutes in China and Spain, including the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), the Beijing Normal University State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning (https://brain.bnu.edu.cn) and the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) (https://www.bcbl.eu). Dr. Wei’s research lies at the intersection of psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. He is interested in how English and Chinese are acquired as foreign languages (EFL/CFL) and how Chinese literacy is acquired by native and non-native readers. He is experienced in using a range of research methods and techniques, such as Event-Related Potentials, Eye-tracking, and Behavioural and Survey designs and tests to uncover the psychological underpinnings of language learning and processing. His recent research focuses on English as a Foreign Language writing and Chinese dyslexia. His research output includes articles in high-impact SCI, SSCI and CSSCI indexed journals.
As to teaching, Dr. Wei has taught and contributed to a range of different modules including Introduction to Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistic Data Analysis, Brain and Language and Psycholinguistics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At XJTLU, he teaches Research Methods, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics and Introduction to English Studies, as well as contributing to other modules. Dr. Wei is highly committed to the practice of excellent and effective teaching and he enjoys interacting with students and motivating them to succeed. One of his MA students was awarded the National Postgraduate Scholarship (2021).
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