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Teaching Fellow (Portuguese)

Art History, College of Arts and Law

Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406 to £40,927. With potential progression once in post to £43,434 a year.
  • REF: 51647
  • Closes: 19th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

To teach and advise undergraduate and postgraduate students within Portuguese studies in the Department of Modern Languages within an established teaching programme, managed by members of staff with ultimate responsibility for e teaching programme.

Summary of Role

• Teaching courses in Portuguese language, society and culture within an established teaching programme (under supervision from an academic member of staff)

Main Duties / Responsibilities

• Teach courses predominantly in Portuguese language and the cultures of societies of the Portuguese-speaking world, through allocated seminars and language classes, so that the Department’s teaching objectives are met.
• Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
• Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
• Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
• Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
• Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
• Frequently update own subject expertise.
• Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
• Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
• Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
• Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
• Applications are invited from specialists working in any area of the language and cultures of the Portuguese speaking world, but preference may be given to applicants with interests in Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Translation Studies of Linguistics / Teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language.

Person Specification

• Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
• Experience of teaching through the medium of the target language.
• Ability to teach Portuguese language at the beginner, intermediate and advanced level
• Ability to teach modules on Portuguese-speaking societies and cultures
• Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
• Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Charlotte Ross at the Department of Modern Languages, c.e.ross@bham.ac.uk

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