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Lecturer in Modern Foreign Language (PGCE Subject Area Leader)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 a year
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Role Description

The Department of Education at the University of York is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Modern Foreign Languages to act as the MFL Subject Area Leader for the Department’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and to contribute to teaching, assessment and supervision more widely on the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The Department of Education’s PGCE programme has a long track record of working with schools to deliver research informed professional teacher training courses. Trainees on both the university-led PGCE and School Direct pathways benefit from internationally recognised academics and curriculum developers working alongside experienced teachers from over 50 partner schools to contribute to course development and delivery.

The successful applicant will play a full part in teaching, supervision and administration, and will join a collegial and supportive group of staff in the Department. You will make a major contribution to the work of the PGCE programme, as the MFL Subject Area Leader, working closely with the Director, and will take an active part in quality assurance, teaching, supervision and assessment and feedback.  You will work closely with the partnership schools and provide mentor training and support for MFL mentors and host staff in schools. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching and supervision on a broader range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department.

The post of Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Modern Foreign Languages is suitable for an experienced tutor with an established track record of high quality teaching and who is also committed to excellence in teaching and supervision. A relevant first degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or an equivalent teaching qualification is essential. You should have extensive knowledge of your subject area and of current issues in initial teacher training and highly developed communication skills. Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context is also essential. A PhD in a relevant field is desirable.

The post is available as a full-time appointment from 1st September 2018. The appointment could also be available as a part-time position (0.6 FTE / 22.2 hours per week) for candidates who solely wish to apply for the position of Subject Area Leader for MFL.

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