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Teaching Fellow A in German

School of Literature & Languages

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,817 to £40,322 (£19,690 - £24,193 per annum pro rata -0.6 FTE)
Fixed term until 15/09/2022
Post Type:  Part Time
Advert Placed:  Thursday 30 July 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 August 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 16 September 2020
Reference:  030720

The School of Literature and Languages is a vibrant and innovative School with an international research and teaching portfolio in English Literature and Creative Writing, Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Modern Languages, Film and Intercultural Communication. We are seeking exceptional academics whose ambitions in both research and teaching complement those of our forward-looking School.

We are seeking to appoint a 0.6 FTE Teaching Fellow (A) in German to teach on and contribute to the administration of UG Language programmes.

The successful candidate will be able to support the Languages team across the different programmes in both teaching and administrative support, and will be expected to take on PTY (Professional Training Year) coordination for students of German. This involves liaising with the Senior PTY tutor, placement providers and students; visiting students on placement and coordinating visits. The successful candidate will also have personal tutoring responsibility for about 15 students.

Teaching will be at undergraduate only, focusing on ab initio and post-A Level language modules, including an advanced final-year proficiency module and a culture-focused second year module. Most of the teaching will be delivered in the target language.

The post holder will need to meet the standard requirements for Teaching Fellow A, and in addition to have native or near-native fluency in German. Language proficiency will be assessed during the interview. The University of Surrey’s semester 1, 2020-21, will be delivered in a hybrid way, and some proficiency with online teaching and the use of a VLE is expected.

The post, which is fixed-term for 2 years, will start at the earliest opportunity.

Applicants must possess a masters degree or appropriate equivalent professional qualification. A Teaching Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE or equivalent is desirable. If such a qualification has not been attained the candidate will be expected to complete the University Graduate Certificate by the end of their first year of employment with the University.

Informal enquiries to: Dr Dawn Marley, School of Literature and Languages, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH or email

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