Assistant Language Tutor (Russian) - Department of Modern Languages - Grade 6 - 97120

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

May 18, 2022


Assistant Language Tutor (Russian) - Department of Modern Languages - Grade 6 - 97120 - (220000T4)


Position Details

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.

Grade 6

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 role-holder.

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 problems. · 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.

Person Specification

· 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 desirable. · Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively. · Ability to access and organise resources successfully.

Please prepare:

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 sample class.

Please submit your presentation to Sue Smith ahead of the interview date.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Natasha Rulyova at the Department of Modern Languages, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

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.

Primary Location

: GB-GB-Birmingham


: Academic Non-clinical


: Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music


: Temporary


Job Posting

: 03.05.2022, 6:00:00 AM

Grade (for job description): Grade 6

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 27,924.00

Maximum Salary

: 34,304.00

Advert Close Date

: 19.05.2022, 5:59:00 AM

Fixed Term Contract End Date 31.08.2025

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