Teaching Fellow in German Studies

Durham (County) (GB)
£34,304 per annum
05 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The closing date for applications is 20 July 2022 at midnight.

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLAC) at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Teaching Fellow in German Studies. The appointment will be on a fixed-term basis for twelve months. We invite applications from those with research expertise in any aspect of the literature and culture of the German-speaking world. Experience in teaching undergraduate language classes is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach film and/or visual culture. The post is a teaching position. Independent research is not officially part of the role, although the postholder will be able to participate in the research community of the School.

Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow in German Studies. You will have research expertise and teaching experience in the literature and culture of the German-speaking world. The ability to teach language classes at all undergraduate levels is highly desirable, as is additional experience in teaching material related to film and/or visual culture. The successful candidate will teach a range of cultural and - where required - language modules in accordance with the needs of the German section. Courses in which the Teaching Fellow will likely be involved next year include 'Reading German Culture' (GERM1091), 'Sex and Identity in German Cultures' (GERM2121), 'Violence in German Literature, Film and Visual Art' (GERM2141), and 'In Search of Happiness' (GERM3281).

If successful you will be fully integrated in the German Studies team within Durham University's School of Modern Languages and Cultures and you will be expected to contribute to the delivery of teaching on the relevant programme, to include curriculum development, the convening of modules, all aspects of assessment, the supervision of final-year dissertations, and academic advising.

The role of Teaching Fellow offers the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic career. The University is keen to maximise the career benefits of this role in terms of exposure to relevant departmental experience. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant but rewarding teaching load, and includes administrative duties which relate to education.

The post is for a fixed term of 12 months only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Successful applicants will ideally be in post by 1 October 2022.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.