The Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication is seeking a lecturer of German to join our team on a part time basis teaching the language to students on our undergraduate courses and to participants of our evening classes.
Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London has a reputation for excellence in education, scholarship and research in science, engineering, medicine and business. It attracts students and staff of the highest international quality.
Imperial is committed to providing an educational experience that empowers graduates to be leaders in their chosen careers and contribute meaningfully to society. In the academic year 2012-13, the College successfully introduced the Imperial Horizons programme for undergraduate students which, in 2020, became embedded within the students curriculum as part of their degree programme. The programme, based in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication , aims to put science in the context of the wider world and to develop interdisciplinary approaches to learning and thinking. This programme includes a range of modules in the fields of Languages, the Humanities and Social Sciences.
You will join an established team of German teaching staff who work on the Horizons undergraduate courses and the Centre’s evening class programme. The role therefore involves teaching German to undergraduate students from a scientific, technical or medical background and to the general public, members of College staff and postgraduate students as part of our evening class offe
Duties and responsibilities
- Preparing classes, including the design and provision of appropriate additional teaching materials in print and/or online
- In person and/or online teaching of the required syllabus common to all groups of a particular level using the prescribed textbook(s) and other course material
- Updating module information on the Centre’s VLE on a regular basis
- Monitoring students’ attendance, keeping online attendance register up-to-date and liaising with administration on student attendance issues
- Setting, collecting and correcting homework and coursework, marking and providing feedback
- Assisting and liaising with colleagues regarding the design of coursework and examinations
- Marking written examination scripts of own students and recording marks on the pertinent marksheet
- Examination invigilation and oral examining of own students.
- Where required, acting as second marker on written and oral examinations as instructed by the Co-ordinator (this will attract additional payment)
- Supporting and advising students as required
- Contributing to the forward planning of own teaching, in discussion with the Coordinator.
- Communicating across the German team
- Responding promptly to email correspondence
- Liaising regularly with administration and support on room issues and/or IT problems
- Attending sectional and departmental meetings (section briefings, level meetings, moderation meetings)
To be successful in this role you will have:
- A degree or equivalent qualification in modern languages, linguistics, German as a foreign language, or related field
- Experience in the teaching of German courses at university level, preferably to students with a science / technology background.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and in German.
- Excellent IT skills, with a particular focus on the Microsoft Office 365 suite, Blackboard and Zoom.
- Ability to work under pressure and to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills.
- Ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with others
As you may be required to teach in the classroom and online, you will be expected to have a laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection capable of supporting online teaching.
Please note that this is a part time post, with variable hours to be agreed annually with the right candidate. Our undergraduate classes take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-6:00 pm and you may be asked to deliver classes on one or more of those days, depending on annual demand. There is the possibility of more work on the Evening class programme, but this varies from year to year and is only available subject to lecturer availability and student demand.
Should you have any queries please contact: Dr F. Starr-Egger, F.Starr-Egger@imperial.ac.uk
Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:
- Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
- Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
- Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
- Deliver positive outcomes
- Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
- Develop and grow skills and expertise
- Work in a planned and managed way
In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.
We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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