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Dear colleagues,

I'm pleased to forward details of two teaching fellowship posts (ten months) in German at Leeds.

Please find details below - the posts are advertised on the Leeds University HR website (, with details of how to apply,

best wishes,

Helen Finch

Fixed term from 1 September 2011 to 30 June 2012

These posts are to cover for one colleague on sabbatical, and one to cover for Prof. Stuart Taberner, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship. You will join a team committed to excellence in language teaching and to the delivery of research-informed and research-led teaching at all levels and will be expected to contribute to all areas of the curriculum and pastoral programme. You will have a PhD in a relevant area of German Studies (or a submitted doctoral thesis awaiting examination) and a track record of successful teaching in Higher Education.

University Grade 7 (£29,972- £35,788 p.a). Due to funding limitations it is likely that the Leverhulme cover post will be at a maximum of £32,751

Further information about the School and German Studies at Leeds can be found at

Informal enquiries may be made to Ingrid Sharp tel +44 (0)113 343 353508, email

Closing Date: 30 June 2011

Job Description

Responsible to: Head of School
Reports to: Deputy Head of School

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• To coordinate and/or teach on at least two of the following modules in Applied and Professional German:
GERM 2040/2041/2042 Applied German Language
GERM 3060 German for Professional Purposes
GERM 3090/3091/3092 Advanced Translation
MODL 5114 and MODL 5115 Specialised German Translation
• To teach on Core language modules at all levels
To teach literature, culture, film and history on at least two of the following research-informed modules:
GERM 1070 Approaching German Culture
GERM 2700 Freedom and Control
GERM 2310/2311 Berlin Republic
GERM 2400/2401 Gender and Cultural Representation
GERM 3140 War Imagined: Cultural Representations of War and Conflict in Germany
GERM 3110 Dissertation in German
• EITHER to develop existing links with German firms offering internships as part of the Residence Abroad provision for German students and to coordinate this aspect of RA provision OR to take the lead in promoting a research culture among undergraduates through coordinating and developing the Students as Scholars programme
• To play a full role in tutoring, examining, curriculum development, KT activities and open days
• To undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required, consistent with the grade of the post

Career Expectations

The University of Leeds is committed to developing its staff. All staff participate in the Staff Review and Development scheme and we continue to work with individuals, supporting them to maximise their potential.

Progression to a higher grade is dependent on an individual taking on an increased level of responsibility. Vacancies that arise within the area or across the wider University are advertised on the HR website - - to allow staff to apply for wider career development opportunities.

University Values

All staff are expected to operate in line with the university’s values and standards, which work as an integral part of our strategy and set out the principles of how we work together. More information about the university’s strategy and values is available at

Person Specification


• have a PhD in a relevant discipline related to German Studies (or a submitted doctoral thesis awaiting examination) (A)
• have a track record of successful teaching in HE in particular (A, I)
• Native or near native speaker competence in English and German (A, I)
• In keeping with our commitment to research-informed teaching in our areas of research strength, you will be able to contribute to level 2 and 3 content modules in the area of your research (post -1945 culture, literature, film and history) (A,I)
• be able to teach German language at all levels post ‘A’ level (A, I)

In addition the following are essential requirements for one post (non-Leverhulme replacement):
• be able to and and take responsibility for coordinating and delivering modules in applied and professional German at Levels 2 and 3 (A, I)
• be able to make a major contribution to translation from German to English at undergraduate and post-graduate level (A, I)
• be willing and able to develop existing links with German firms offering internships as part of the Residence Abroad provision for German students (A,I)


• Ability to demonstrate effective teaching skills and a range of delivery techniques and assessment methods (A,I)
• Ability to contribute to teaching translation from German to English
• Ability to take the lead in developing the research skills and awareness of students across the curriculum
• Administrative experience in the UK HE context (A,I)
• Willingness to undertake staff development in appropriate areas (A, I)

Additional Information

Details of the terms and conditions of employment for all staff at the university, including information on pensions and benefits, are available on the Human Resources web pages accessible via the links on the right hand side, or at

Learning and Teaching Award

The Senate of the University has agreed that all newly appointed staff with a contract of 0.5 fte and above who have a teaching role and are deemed new to teaching in HE should be required to complete successfully all of the requirements of the University of Leeds Teaching Award: Professional Standard 2 (ULTA-2) or an appropriate alternative. Whether or not this applies to you will be decided as part of the appointment procedure at interview.

Further details of the ULTA-2 are available at

Guidance on the criteria used to decide ‘new to teaching’ is available at

Staff with contracts of less than 0.5 fte may take the ULTA-2 provided that they have a broad enough range of teaching and assessment to complete the requirements of the Programme: this will be decided in conjunction with the School and the course providers.

Criminal Record Disclosures
A Criminal Records Disclosure is not required for this position. However, applicants who have unspent convictions must indicate this in the ‘other personal details’ section of the application.

Disabled Applicants
The post is located in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Disabled applicants wishing to review access to the building are invited to contact the department direct. Additional information may be sought from the Recruitment Officer, email or tel + 44 (0)113 343 1723.

Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their disability but will still be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act once their disability becomes known.

Further information for applicants with disabilities, impairments or health conditions is available in the applicant guidance.

Dr. Helen Finch,
Academic Fellow in German,
Department of German, Russian and Slavonic Studies,
School of Modern Languages, University of Leeds,

tel: 0113 343 33510

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