Assistant Language Tutor (Russian) - Department of Modern Languages - Grade
6 - 97120 - (220000T4)
School of Languages, Culture, Art History and Music, College of Arts and Law
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £27,924 to £30,497 with
potential progression once in post to £34,304 a year.
Fixed-term contract for upto 3 years
Closing Date: 18th May 2022
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and present w/c 13.6.2022
To contribute to elements of teaching a wide range of students in the
Department of Modern Languages.
Summary of Role
The post-holder will be expected to teach courses predominantly in Russian
language, through allocated seminars and language classes, so that the
Department's teaching objectives are met.
The post-holder may contribute to elements of teaching both undergraduate and
postgraduate students, from Beginners to Advanced. Teaching may be across both
the BA in Modern Languages programme and our Institution-wide Languages for
All provision. Teaching may be delivered both digitally and in-person, using a
range of media and resources.
Teaching courses will be within a clear and established teaching programme set
by the academic responsible for the course, who supervises and manages the
Main Duties / Responsibilities
· Deliver teaching activities within a class, tutorial or other group context
in support of teaching for which others have primary responsibility.
· Supervise class activities within a framework designed by others.
· Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues, overseen by the
academic with ultimate responsibility for the modules.
· Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in
accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
· Assist students as required offering advice to help them with learning
· Provide support to staff engaged in teaching.
· Assist with the marking of coursework, applying assessment criteria, as
directed. (If the marking is summative, including assessed work contributing
to the final award – as a mark or a credit – such as unseen examinations,
essays, dissertations, or presentations, then the role-holder's marking is
subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
· Update own subject knowledge, and to develop own teaching expertise.
· Carry out administrative tasks related directly to the delivery of teaching.
· Degree or equivalent relevant to teaching area.
· Experience of teaching through the medium of the target language.
· Ability to teach Russian language at the appropriate level.
· The ability to teach modules on Russian society and culture would be
· Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively.
· Ability to access and organise resources successfully.
Please prepare: a 10-minute (max.) presentation introducing a grammatical
point of your choice to second-year intermediate students, working towards B2
level. This would be for a 50-minute class. Please prepare to talk about how
you would structure and deliver the session, rather than delivering a short
Please submit your presentation to Sue Smith firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Natasha Rulyova at the Department of
Modern Languages, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.
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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.
: Academic Non-clinical
: Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
: 03.05.2022, 6:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 6
Salary (Pay Basis)
Advert Close Date
: 19.05.2022, 5:59:00 AM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 31.08.2025