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Job id: 090612. Salary: £43,205 - £61,021 per annum including London weighting.

Posted: 05 June 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Department: Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Contact details: Catherine Boyle.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About Us

About the Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

About the Department:

About the King’s Language Centre:

About the role

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the King’s Language Centre wish to appoint a Language Director in German for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The appointment will run from 1 August 2024. The successful candidate will have a strong record of German language teaching and experience of managing language programmes. They will be expected to:

•        Convene the departmental German language modules for first, second and final year undergraduate degree students;

•        Maintain excellent collaborative practices with the Language Centre’s German team;

•        Teach, mark, and give feedback on German language modules;

•        Oversee the German ab initio programme and work closely with language tutors in the King’s Lanaguage Centre to ensure successful delivery of the programme;

•        Oversee the organisation of departmental German oral exams and be an examiner alongside other staff members in the Department;

•        Update module materials for all German language modules convened, including module booklets and materials, virtual learning environment, and continual review of relevant resources;

•        Manage and support the team of German language tutors dedicated to German language teaching in the department;

•        Develop and support departmental outreach and recruitment activities, including working closely with marketing and admissions to staff and support Open Days, summer schools and applicant visits;

•        Serve as appropriate on Departmental/Faculty/College committees and fulfil related administrative functions (e.g. attend the Department’s Student-Staff Liaison Committee; chair regular language tutor team meetings) and attend relevant meetings with the German language team in the Language Centre.

Key Responsibilities

•        Manage the German language programme in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

•        Manage and mentor the German language tutors

•        Teach on German language modules as required and in particular on:

•        6AAGLC08 German Language and Culture III

•        6AAGLC09 Translation from and into German

•        6AAGLC10 German for Management, Politics and Economics

•        7AML0005 Acts of Cultural Translation

•        Ab initio language modules as required

•        To act as personal tutor to undergraduates

•        To undertake administrative roles in the department

The postholder will be responsible to the Head of Department and the Head of the Language Centre.

Interviews are due to be held on Monday 8th July.

We encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Equality Act.

This is a full time post, and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 31 July 2025.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Exceptional experience teaching German language at an HEI
  2. Proven excellent ability to teach translation from and into German at undergraduate level
  3. Native or near-native fluency in German and in English
  4. Excellent administrative skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Administrative experience
  2. Experience in student pastoral care
  3. Experience managing tutors on team-taught language modules

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘ How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held on Monday 8th July.