Language Director 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Language Director 

Job number   ACAD103153 
Division/School  School of Modern Languages 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary   £42,418 - £47,722 per annum 
Closing date for applications  12-Mar-2018 
Location: Bristol, UK

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a full-time Language Director (Teaching Fellow) in Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies from 1 September 2018.  We are looking for an outstanding candidate to provide leadership in developing our portfolio of Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan language courses. You will be expected to play an instrumental role in the life of the School.  In particular, we are committed to an enterprising outlook, engaging with potential partners both within the University and in the city of Bristol and beyond.

You will be expected to contribute to language teaching at all levels.  This may include a focus on professional language use, business culture, translation and interpreting studies, or the practice of language teaching.  You will be responsible for managing a team of teaching staff and work with the Director of Foreign Language Teaching to ensure that the curriculum continues to be innovative and forward looking to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In addition, you will have oversight and responsibility for the Year Abroad and support and coordinate extracurricular activities.

You will also play a key role in quality assurance and embedding and disseminating best practice. This may include publication of practice-based research and support for colleagues engaging in scholarship related to the teaching and learning of languages.  You will have native or near native competence in Spanish and English, a relevant postgraduate qualification in language teaching or applied linguistics and extensive experience of language teaching in Higher Education.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 12 March 2018.

The selection process will include a presentation and an interview panel in the week commencing 9 April 2018.

Applications must be made using the University of Bristol’s on-line application system. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Ian Foster, Director of Foreign Language Teaching, email:

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.