Lecturer (Teaching) in Chinese Language
The Centre for Foreign Language Study, part of the School of Modern Languages & Cultures at Durham University, seeks to appoint a talented individual to a full-time fixed term role for 9 months as a maternity cover replacement to the role of Lecturer (Teaching). We welcome applications from those with teaching expertise in the field of Chinese language. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the Centre for Foreign Language Study's teaching and curriculum, while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The School of Modern Languages & Cultures is one of the largest and most successful Schools of Modern Languages in the UK, bringing together research in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian Studies. It is consistently ranked in the top five in national league tables, such as the Complete University Guide. The School's reach spans Europe, the Arab world, Russophone Eurasia, Hispanic America, and East Asia, and their mutual socio-cultural, intellectual and linguistic relations. The Centre for Foreign Language Study is a unit based within the School, and delivers language courses and a range of related activities as part of an institution wide language programme. This includes elective language modules and extra-curricular language courses. Applications are invited for a Lecturer (Teaching) in Chinese language with a particular emphasis on delivery of Chinese language modules as part of our institution-wide language programme. This role is full time, but fixed term for 9 months to cover the maternity leave of a colleague. The role holder will report to the Director of the Centre for Foreign Language Study. The role of a Lecturer (Teaching) provides the opportunity to deliver outstanding teaching within an inclusive and supportive environment that is staffed by world class colleagues. The primary focus of this role is on teaching and it will involve a significant teaching load, which will include preparation time during the preceding summer period. This is a teaching-only role. This role is fixed at Grade 7, reflecting the fact that this is the level of work that is required by the University for this role. There may be related scholarship and the opportunity to engage in wider citizenship within the University and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.