Teaching Fellow (Mandarin Chinese)- Languages for All – Modern Languages – Grade 7 – 31928-(210001BG)
Department of Modern Languages
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year.
Closing Date: 8th August 2021
To develop, teach and assess courses in Mandarin Chinese language at all levels, across students within and potentially external to the University. These courses will be delivered digitally and in-person using a range of media and resources. The post-holder will also be expected to undertake administrative work in the Department. The postholder will be supervised by members of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.
• To develop, teach and assess courses in Mandarin Chinese language at all levels, across students within and potentially external to the University.
• These courses will be delivered digitally and in-person using a range of media and resources. Experience with digital/online-assisted language teaching is essential.
• The post-holder will also be expected to undertake administrative work in the Department.
• The postholder will be supervised by members of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.
• Late hours and weekend working may be required
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates and postgraduates, through allocated lectures, seminars, language classes and supervision, in-person and digitally, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
• Contribute to the design of modules, in general, and teaching materials, in particular, with other colleagues.
• Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and supporting digital materials in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
• Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
• Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to teaching, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
• Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
• Frequently update own subject expertise.
• Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
• Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
• Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
• Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
• Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
• Promote equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.
• Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
• Experience teaching through the medium of the target language
• Ability to teach Mandarin Chinese language at beginner, intermediate and advanced level
• Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
• Ability to assess and organise resources effectively and evidence a flexible, positive and creative approach to work
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
• Experience with digital/online-assisted language teaching methods and techniques
• Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in creative adaptation of teaching materials and content to particular student needs
• Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.
:Ashley BuildingUniversity of BirminghamEdgbastonBirminghamB15 2TT
:Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
:20.07.2021, 7:00:00 PMGrade (for job description):Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis)
Advert Close Date
:08.08.2021, 6:59:00 PM
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