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Lectureship in Modern Languages (Spanish and Translation Studies) 
University of Birmingham 
Lugar   País
Birmingham  Reino Unido
Fecha de publicación   Fecha límite
17 de diciembre de 2018  25 de enero de 2019 
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Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make a teaching-focused appointment at Lecturer level. The appointment will both reinforce and expand existing education strengths, following the recent appointment of a number of chairs and lectureships. The Lecturer will contribute to the Department?s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied in the University and to the development and enhancement of its translation studies provision.

The appointee will contribute at all degree programme levels, including core and specialist modules and Spanish language teaching. The appointee will contribute to the development and teaching of translation studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level, both as regards theory/method and as regards language-specific provision. The appointee will contribute to the development and enhancement of distance-learning provision in translation studies. From an early stage, the successful candidate will be expected to take on administrative roles.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support. They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant academic area. The successful candidate will have demonstrable interests in enhancing University-teaching and learning in Modern Languages, and be committed to developing a career focused on teaching and education within the context of Modern Languages.

Skills and Experience:
- Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.
- Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
- Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
- Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.

- Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
- Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
- Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration
- Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
- Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
- Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

For further information about this post please contact Professor Andrew Ginger, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:
Please do not make applications via this email address.

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