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Staff Tutor Languages

The Open University - Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th July 2020
Closes: 27th August 2020
Job Ref: 17510


Terms: Permanent, Part Time 0.5FTE

Closing Date: 27th August 2020 - 12:00 noon

Change your career, change lives 

The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics delivers inspiring and tailored undergraduate and postgraduate distance teaching and learning through a wide range of modes and media; provides doctoral supervision; collaborates and engages with a wide range of external partners, professions and communities and undertakes high quality research - all with a focus on enhancing our students’ learning journey.

The role

You will contribute actively to the School’s programme of teaching, research, scholarship, external engagement as well as to the academic development and organisation of the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics and The Open University. This is a great opportunity to grow your own teaching, scholarship and research profile in addition to making a significant contribution to our enterprise activities in Scotland.

You will make a significant contribution to the management and delivery of part of the curriculum of the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (LAL). This includes managing a team of part-time staff (Associate Lecturers) who deliver our Languages modules to ensure the quality of delivery of these modules.

The curriculum of the School comprises modules in French, German, Italian and Spanish, English for Academic Purposes, English Language and Applied Linguistics, at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Primary responsibility will be for modules and qualifications in Foreign Languages, with flexibility to work with English for Academic Purposes and English Language.

You will be based at the Open University in Scotland offices in Edinburgh with some work in Milton Keynes, Nottingham and other Open University venues. 

Skills and experience

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic colleague with extensive experience in teaching Languages with diverse student cohorts and using digital technologies for teaching and learning. Furthermore, experience in managing staff and resources as well as knowledge exchange and partnership activities at Higher Education level are important for this role.

You will have a degree in Modern Foreign Languages Education or a related discipline, ideally coupled with postgraduate qualifications or evidence that you are prepared to continue your own education through scholarly activity and continued professional development. Applicants should have a strong teaching background within Higher Education with evidence of the ability or potential to develop high quality teaching materials and scholarly outputs.

You will need proven organisational skills, including the ability to exercise judgement and to work in pressurised situations, as well as a high level of communication skills which will help you build good relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Closing date: 12noon, Thursday 27th August 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 16th September 2020

Find the Job Description and details on how to apply by clicking Apply and viewing the role on the Open University Website.

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