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Language Teaching Fellow in Spanish

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Application closing date: 20/05/2024
Salary: £37,841 - £45,148 per annum
Job category/type: Professional Support

The School of School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Teaching Fellow in Spanish. 

You will contribute to the design and delivery of teaching and learning on core language modules in Spanish on the BA undergraduate programmes with a particular focus on spoken language and specialist language strands such as Business and Legal Spanish and practical preparation for the Year Abroad. The successful applicant will be a native Spanish speaker, with excellent communication skills in both English and Spanish. The postholder will be expected to participate in the design, delivery and administration of language-based activities to enhance the student experience, and support students’ language learning at all stages of the undergraduate degree. The role will be concentrated during core teaching periods with expectations that leave entitlement will be taken predominantly outside of term time.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • Native Spanish speaker;
  • Near native proficiency in spoken and written English;
  • An honours-level undergraduate degree (B.A. or equivalent) in an area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, or equivalent;
  • Proven experience of effectively teaching Spanish language at HE or FE level, including evidence of having undertaken a portfolio of activities relating to the teaching of Spanish language;
  • Experience in delivering timely and constructive feedback to students, in line with established assessment criteria;
  • Experience using technologies such as virtual learning environments to provide an enhanced experience for language learners;

Please note the above is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.      

This post is available on a part time (0.8 FTE) fixed term contract for two years. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.    

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.   

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)    

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.    

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and  

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Anne Holloway -      

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