We seek a full-time Coordinator of German to join the management team for Languages in the Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC).
You will lead the German teaching team and have responsibility for the management of German teaching provision, ensuring there is adequate professional teaching resource to meet service requirements. The Coordinator is part of the team offering high-quality language teaching to students and identifies, recommends, and implements improvements in the languages section of the CLCC.
Imperial is committed to providing an educational experience that empowers graduates to be leaders in their chosen careers and contribute meaningfully to society. In the academic year 2012–13, the College successfully introduced the Imperial Horizons programme for undergraduate students which, in 2020, became embedded within the curriculum as part of students’ degree programmes. The programme aims to put science in the context of the wider world and to develop interdisciplinary approaches to learning and thinking. This programme includes a range of modules in the fields of Languages, the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Duties and responsibilities
- Plan, organise and develop teaching of the language, including choice and development of course materials and preparing and updating syllabuses.
- Maintain and develop the virtual learning environment, providing guidance across the team and leading the creation of material, to support teaching and assessment, and consistency across resources.
- Undertake teaching using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods including digital technologies.
- Set and standardise assessment procedures, and management of the examination processes.
- Assess summative work using appropriate methods and criteria.
- Provide constructive, actionable feedback on course assessments and ensure results are recorded.
- Source, nominate and liaise with the External Examiner.
- Line-manage and co-ordinate the work of all part-time teachers, including leading team meetings, performance management, recruitment and selection, and staff development.
- Represent the German team at internal meetings and attend open days and events.
- Foster the development of contacts and collaborations with comparable Language Departments, Centres, and other external bodies.
- A degree or equivalent qualification in German
- Relevant postgraduate qualifications and specific professional qualifications
- Extensive experience of teaching German at university level and of administrative management duties.
- Proven experience of material and course design and planning including syllabi and assessment for the whole range of language levels (A1 to C1/C2) in different academic environments.
- Demonstrable familiarity with a variety of student-centred strategies to promote and assess learning.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office/Microsoft 365
- Well-developed knowledge of the higher education sector and current developments in institution-wide language programmes.
- Native or near-native speaker of German
- Substantial experience of and willingness to engage with ICT and e-learning tools for learning/teaching and administration.
- Willingness to keep up to date with the latest learning technology.
- Ability to work flexibly, independently and as part of a team in an open-minded and cooperative manner.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence, and build relationships with colleagues and students.
- Ability to take initiative, prioritise efficiently and work autonomously, sometimes under pressure.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and good attention to detail.
This is a full-time open-ended post which covers in-person teaching of German language modules, coordinating and academic management duties, and staff line management. The post is primarily based on campus.
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