Lecturer in German

Armidale, Australia
11 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Arts

  • Continuing, full-time position
  • $ 93,336 to $110,619 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Visa sponsorship is available for this position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, is a unique regional university, in the enviable position of boasting an excellent international reputation as well as being a leader in research and academic innovation. UNE is Australia’s leading provider of online education. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The School of Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in German to join its languages and cultures grouping at an exciting time of consolidation and development.

About the role

As a member of thediscipline of German,the appointee will contribute to teaching, curriculum development and flexible delivery of units in in German language and in relevant literary/cultural areas, and may be required to superviseprojects in undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and Honours, and higher degree research (HDR) candidates.The successful applicant will be expected to undertake research in German Studies and to contribute to the expansion of research capacity in Languages and Cultures.The discipline also teaches a large cohort of students at a partner university. The role also includes relevant academic service and administration appropriate to the level of appointment.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant must have a doctorate or a doctorate nearing completion in a recognised area of German scholarship, experience in teaching German language at a tertiary institution, and native or near-native competence in both spoken and written German and English.The ability to teach a range of texts, at undergraduate and coursework postgraduate levels is required, and a qualification in applied linguistics or languages education is desirable. The applicant must demonstrate skills and experience in innovative pedagogy,preferably in online language teaching. The appointeewill have a research track record in German Studies and demonstrate capacity for continuing relevant research. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a requirement of the position.

Additional information

To discuss this role please contact the Head, School of Arts, Professor Dugald Williamson:  phone +61 2 6773 2036 or email artshos@une.edu.au. To find out more about the School visit http://www.une.edu.au/about-une/academic-schools/school-of-arts.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit: www.armidaleregion.com.au/ and/or www.experiencethehighs.com.au/

Closing Date:   19 February 2018

Reference No:   218002

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.


Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.