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Language tutor in German

Department of German

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £29,159 to £34,370 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 June 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0619-230

Term time, Fixed Term Contract

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to appoint a Fixed Term, Term-time only Language Tutor in German for one academic year beginning on 16 September 2019. The Tutor will teach on courses in advanced German Language.

The successful applicant will ideally have relevant teaching experience in German culture and/or language in Higher Education or at a comparable level. A high level of competence in spoken and written German language (native or near-native) is essential for this role. 

The Language Tutor will deliver up to 6 hours of undergraduate courses in German, including classes focused on grammar, comprehension and writing skills, and oral speaking practice. The courses in question are all well established and a full online module structure, including readings, homework assignment topics and pre-prepared presentations, is available for each via our online learning platform Moodle.

The successful applicant will mark weekly formative homework and co-operate with the German team in the preparation and marking of written and oral examinations.

Teaching takes place in Terms 1-2. Examining takes place in Term 3.

The courses to be taught will most likely include:

  • GM1009 German Language 1 – our core advanced German module for first years, including 2 hours per week of oral practice with students
  • GM2009 – German Language 2 - our core advanced German module for second years
  • GM3009 – German Language 3 - our core advanced German module for final years
  • A weekly Grammar Lecture offered as additional support to the students on the above courses

This is a term-time, fixed- term 0.5 position, with the possibility of renewal after that period. 

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Sarah Wright (sarah.wright@rhul.ac.uk), Head of the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and Jon Hughes (jon.hughes@rhul.ac.uk), programme director for German.

Interview panel

Chair: Prof S Wright (Head of School)

Panel member: Odile Rimbert

Panel member: Dr Jon Hughes

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Please quote the reference: 0619-230

Closing Date: 25 June 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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The University is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.


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