Location: Guildford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 14 August 2022
Reference: 046622

The School of Literature and Languages is a vibrant and innovative School with an international research and teaching portfolio in English Literature and Creative Writing, Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Modern Languages, Film and Intercultural Communication. We are seeking exceptional academics whose ambitions in both research and teaching complement those of our forward-looking School.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (A) in German (Teaching Focused) to teach on and contribute to the administration of UG Language programmes.

The successful candidate will be able to support the Languages team across the different programmes in both teaching and administrative support, and will be expected to take on PTY (Professional Training Year) coordination for students of German. This involves liaising with the Senior PTY tutor, placement providers and students; visiting students on placement and coordinating visits. The successful candidate will also have personal tutoring responsibility for about 15 students.

Teaching will be at undergraduate level only, focusing on ab initio and post-A Level language modules, including an advanced final-year proficiency module and a culture-focused second year module. Most of the teaching will be delivered in the target language.

The post holder will need to meet the standard requirements for Lecturer A (Teaching Focused) and in addition to have native or near-native fluency in German. Language proficiency will be assessed during the interview.

This is a full-time, permanent post. Ideally, applicants will have a PhD in German Studies or equivalent. However, applicants must possess a master’s degree or appropriate equivalent professional qualification. A Teaching Qualification e.g. Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE or equivalent is desirable. 

Informal enquiries to: Dr Leona Archer, School of Literature and Languages, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH or email

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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