Lecturer in Languages (Spanish)

University of Hertfordshire
June 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£37,099pa
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Post Title: Lecturer in Languages (Spanish)

SBU/Department: Hertfordshire Business School, Learning and Teaching

FTE: 1 fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH7 £37,099pa to £44,263pa dependent on skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: De Havilland Campus, Hatfield

Main duties and responsibilities

The Lecturer in Languages will teach Spanish at a variety of levels on a range of Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate programmes (A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). They will employ a range of pedagogic methods appropriate to lectures, seminars and sessions in both face- to face and online environments, and prepare and disseminate appropriate learning and teaching materials including managing course portals on the University's Virtual Learning Environment, as well as provide effective feedback, support and guidance to students.

The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with the CASE and Languages team, coordinating and monitoring the organisation, content, and quality of modules, including undertaking the role of module leader, carrying out teaching and assessment related duties in accordance with the Hertfordshire Business School and the University's guidelines. They will communicate effectively with other members of staff in the School and across the University as appropriate, and participate in the School's administrative processes including exam boards, programme committees, quality assurance procedures, student recruitment, admissions and study abroad.

Members of the Languages team share an ethos of engaging in critical reflection on practice as a basis of improving performance and they will therefore be expected to undertake relevant scholarly activity in non-teaching time and participate in staff development and the sharing of good practice in learning and teaching.

They will engage in the development and promotion of language learning and study abroad across the university and work collaboratively with colleagues in Hertfordshire Business School to help support the expansion of Languages from undergraduate into postgraduate level. They will contribute to the development of curriculum within the School and participate in validation and periodic reviews. This role offers the chance to be a part of an innovative team, playing a significant role in innovating on-campus and/or online teaching at the University of Hertfordshire.

Skills and experience required

This role requires experience of teaching Spanish to Advanced level and a sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary Spanish and Hispanic Studies, for example, culture, politics, sociology, business studies, tourism. Native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is therefore essential.

In addition, up-to-date knowledge and understanding of best practice in language learning and teaching is essential, as is the ability to inspire and motivate students from a range of different backgrounds and disciplines in particular non-specialist language learners.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to work on their own initiative as well as contribute effectively as part of a team. They will have a willingness to engage in activities that promote language learning across the university as part of enhancing graduate employability.

Experience of teaching to non-specialists in Higher or Further Education would be preferable, and experience of teaching another language to at least Intermediate level, or English for Academic Purposes would be preferable to provide flexibility to cover other duties within the team.

Qualifications required

The Lecturer in Languages will hold a Honours degree or equivalent in Spanish and/or Hispanic Studies, or a languages related subject if a native speaker of Spanish. They will have attained a teaching qualification or have relevant experience in teaching Languages and be proficient in English.

A Master's degree in a relevant discipline would be preferred, or a Doctorate or evidence of research in a relevant area. It is also preferable that the Lecturer is an Associate or Fellow of the Higher education Academy.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Ms Helen Monribot, Head of Languages, [email protected]

Closing Date : 2 June 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference Number: 059135

Date advert placed: 10 May 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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