Lecturer in German Language Education and Language Co-ordinator Education


London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 29th Jan 2021
  • Salary: £38,304 - £45,026 per annum including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014344
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The Department of German wishes to appoint a Lecturer in German Language Education and Language Co-ordinator for a fixed-term period of 12 months, to cover maternity leave. The appointment will run from 1 March 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Co-ordinate the structure, teaching and assessment of all German Language modules in the department
  • Manage any other staff employed to teach German language in the department
  • Convene core language modules at all levels
  • Teach and assess German language modules taught to undergraduate students of all levels enrolled on programmes in German
  • Teach and assess translation from English to German
  • Liaise with the Modern Language Centre concerning the teaching of ab initio and Business German
  • Co-ordinate the assessment for oral examinations
  • Act as Personal Tutor to undergraduate students
  • Undertake at least one administrative role in the department

The postholder will be responsible to the Head of Department.

We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act.

About the Faculty: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums

About the Department of German: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/german

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 12 months, to cover maternity leave

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent
Key responsibilities

  • To undertake teaching in written and spoken German for undergraduate students on core modules.
  • To undertake assessment duties (including oral examinations) associated with this teaching.
  • To co-ordinate and manage the core language programme for all students enrolled on programmes in German.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • MA or equivalent in a Humanities discipline.
  • Proven ability in teaching German as a Foreign Language at advanced level.
  • Advanced understanding of German grammar, syntax, register and lexis.
  • Excellent administrative and Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Experience of working with virtual learning environments.
  • Knowledge of German culture across a range of contemporary and historical contexts.
  • Time-management and organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of a variety of higher education teaching and learning contexts in the UK and internationally, including the Global South.
  • Experience of managing and mentoring junior staff.
  • Experience of/commitment to widening participation/outreach activities that encourage language learning and promote cultural competency to young people.
  • A commitment to community engagement, particularly in relation to ethnic minority experience and the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

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