Teaching Fellow (80349-067)

University of Warwick - School of Modern Languages and Cultures

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick invites applications for the post of Teaching Fellow in Italian Studies for an indefinite term from 1st September 2017. The successful candidate will have a PhD in an area of Italian Studies, or in Translation Studies or a cognate discipline with a specialism in Italian. Native or near-native competence in Italian is essential, as is experience of teaching Italian in a Higher Education institution in the UK or overseas. 

Warwick has one of the leading Schools of Modern Languages in the UK. Highly rated in both teaching and research, the School is ranked 5th in the UK in the 2018 Guardian university league tables and in the top 50 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/modernlanguages/.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant teaching and research community in Italian Studies and the School and a strong, interdisciplinary network within and beyond the Faculty of Arts. The School promotes an intellectually challenging and innovative approach to the study of languages, translation, literatures, cultures and intellectual histories.

Italian Studies at Warwick comprises 8 full-time academic staff, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 13 postgraduate researchers, and administrative colleagues. The teaching curriculum spans topics from medieval to present-day Italian culture, viewed transnationally, and extends across a disciplinary range encompassing literary and cultural studies, reception studies, philosophy and theory, historical studies, film studies, translation in theory and practice, as well as high-level language teaching. Staff in Italian also lead collaborative modules delivered for students across the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. 

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery and development of teaching and learning in this rich context, specializing in the teaching and assessment of Italian language at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and in selected areas of taught postgraduate programmes. S/he will also contribute to the teaching of cultural modules according to her/his area of specialism. S/he will liaise closely with the Language Teaching Coordinator for Italian Studies to contribute to the design, delivery and review of language modules and of the language curriculum for specialist and non-specialist learners of Italian. S/he will keep informed of developments in technology-enhanced learning and seek opportunities to innovate effectively in this area. S/he will collaborate with the Head of Italian Studies and with other academic staff to develop, deliver and review elements of the department’s teaching of Italian culture. S/he will engage in professional development and in relevant networks in the area of teaching pedagogy. S/he will contribute, as appropriate, to administration and student support, to student recruitment activities, and to the department’s and School’s varied outreach and public engagement programme. Whilst the focus of the post is teaching, the candidate’s active pursuit of individual scholarly research in her/his specialist area and contribution to the lively research culture of the School will be strongly encouraged. 

Applications should be submitted online by the closing date of Monday 10th July. 

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Monday 24th July. 

Informal enquiries may be made by email to Dr Jennifer Burns, j.e.burns@warwick.ac.uk.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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