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Assistant Professor in German

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - Department of Germanic Studies

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €34,214 to €83,102
£30,429.97 to £73,911 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th May 2019
Closes: 7th June 2019
Job Ref: 2467076

Post Status: 2-year contract, specific-purpose

Department/Faculty: Department of Germanic Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Location: Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to: Head of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and to Head of Department of Germanic Studies

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€34,214 – 83,102 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point 8.

Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:

Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Time), 7th June 2019

Interviews will take place week commencing 8th July 2019.

The successful applicant will be expected to take up post on 1st September 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Post Summary

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (www.tcd.langs-lits-cultures/) is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in German for two years commencing the academic year 2019/20. Candidates will have a completed PhD or equivalent and, depending on their career stage, show clear potential to develop a strong research profile. Native or near-native language competence and ability to teach in German are required. The person appointed will be required to teach an average of 8 hours per week. The teaching, to be conducted in German and in English, will include lectures and tutorials/seminars for undergraduate students of the Department of Germanic Studies. Applications are invited from candidates with demonstrable expertise in and willingness to teach German literature and language modules, a track record in interdisciplinary teaching, as well as in teaching innovation and creativity. A commitment to curriculum development in the context of College restructuring of undergraduate degrees and reconceptualization of the undergraduate profile is highly desirable, as is a commitment to promotion of the discipline of Germanic Studies across the School, College and increasingly important outreach activities.

The person appointed will be expected to play a full role in the administration and management of the Department, to participate actively in the School academic community, and to continue to develop their research and be supported in doing so.

Further Information

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Professor Mary Cosgrove, Head of German Studies: tel. 00353 1 8961210

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post

The successful candidate will:

  1. Teach in the area of German Studies at undergraduate level.
  2. Contribute to the Department’s overhaul of the undergraduate curriculum in German.
  3. Develop and maintain an active research profile.
  4. Undertake appropriate administrative/activities and tasks that support the Germanic Studies Dept. in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.
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