Teaching Associate in German

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Job Description

In existence for nearly forty years, the Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC) is at the forefront of the University’s Languages for All programme, an initiative launched in 2012 to sustain the University’s employability and internationalisation strategic agenda. We currently deliver non-specialist language training from absolute beginner to near-native levels in French, German, Italian and Spanish, and at beginner and post-beginner levels in Arabic, Latin, Polish and Portuguese, to all students of the University, undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, as well as staff and members of the local community.

The specialist language components of STEM degrees with a year abroad are also offered through the MLTC, as are Italian components of the School of Language and Cultures’ successful BA in Modern Languages and Cultures (BAMLC).

From September 2021, all language training for specialist undergraduates within the School of Language and Cultures will be transferred to the MLTC and combined to our existing provision with a view to rationalising language delivery at institutional level, creating new synergies, and offering an outstanding experience to all students. This a major endeavour which should see enrolments in MLTC modules rise by 60% overall to c. 340 FTE students, equating to c. 4,000 discrete module enrolments from 2,500 students across the University.

The MLTC seeks to appoint a Teaching Associate in German on a fixed-term basis as part of a maternity leave cover arrangement. You will have native or near-native proficiency in German with knowledge of current affairs and cultural life in German-speaking countries and regions, a good track record in teaching German in higher education for general and possibly specific purposes, and experience of acting as module leader or leading a small team. You will have a degree involving German (or equivalent experience), ideally a teaching qualification, and a strong commitment to professional development and the delivery of a high-quality, innovative language-learning experience to students.

This is a full-time, fixed-term post over the periods 15.09.2021-30.06.2022 and 01.09.2022-27.01.2023.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.