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LINGUIST List 23.533

Wed Feb 01 2012

Jobs: French; Second Language Pedagogy: Teacher, U Sheffield

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        1.     Neil Bermel , French; Second Language Pedagogy: Teacher, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Message 1: French; Second Language Pedagogy: Teacher, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Date: 01-Feb-2012
From: Neil Bermel <n.bermelsheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: French; Second Language Pedagogy: Teacher, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
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University or Organization: University of Sheffield
Department: Modern Languages Teaching Centre
Job Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.shef.ac.uk/mltc
Job Rank: Teacher

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Second Language Pedagogy

Required Language(s): French (fra)


Job Reference Number: UOS003918
Job Title: Director IWLP/University Teacher or Senior University Teacher
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Department: Modern Languages Teaching Centre, School of Modern
Languages and Linguistics
Salary: Grade 8: £37,012 - £44,166 per annum. Potential to progress to
£49,689 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. Grade 9:
£46,846 - £52,706 per annum. Potential to progress to £61,078 per annum
through sustained exceptional contribution.

The School of Modern Languages and Linguistics wishes to recruit a
University Teacher, possibly at Senior University Teacher level, who will
also serve one or more terms as Director of the Modern Languages
Teaching Centre, contributing to a range of critical language initiatives that
will shape non-specialist provision and specialist provision for non-
linguists at the University for the coming generation. The post-holder will
also be able to lead one of the major language programmes within our
Centre, preferably the French programme, teaching a range of language
modules and overseeing the work of a team of teachers.

In addition to running a thriving programme catering to non-specialists and
to engineers, mathematicians and scientists with language minors, the
post-holder will, as Director of the Centre contribute to the shaping of the
University's unique Languages for All programme, which aims to see half
our undergraduates studying a language by 2015, and to the ongoing
expansion of our language lab facilities into a new Learning Hub by
autumn 2012 and to satellite sites thereafter. The Director will provide
strategic direction, guidance, and effective line management for the
Centre, and will represent the Centre on School, Faculty and University

The post-holder should have an MA or PhD in a relevant subject area (or
equivalent experience), as well as proven teaching ability at
undergraduate level, ideally with a teaching qualification and experience
of teaching one of our major languages, preferably French, to non-native
speakers at all levels. Additionally, Senior University Teachers will have a
national or international profile in language teaching development or
teaching-related research.

The Modern Languages Teaching Centre provides teaching in French,
Spanish, German, Italian, Latin, Arabic, Greek and Irish. MLTC staff are
involved in a range of innovative teaching and other activities, including:
tandem learning; intercultural communication; local schools outreach; and
Foreign Languages at Work certificates.

The University of Sheffield has been named UK University of the Year in
the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. Beating five other shortlisted
universities, the University was rewarded for having a strategy 'based on
its values and rooted in its founding principles', as well as on its
exceptional performance in research, teaching, access, business
performance, and involvement in the local community.

To apply for this vacancy online please go to the application URL below
and search for the job using the reference number above.

Application Deadline: 21-Feb-2012

Web Address for Applications: http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs
Contact Information:
Professor Neil Bermel
Email: n.bermelsheffield.ac.uk
Phone: 0114 222 7405

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