German Lektor/Lektorin

Salary: £25,600 per annum

A consortium of six Oxford colleges (Merton, Balliol, Brasenose, Exeter, Pembroke and Wadham) seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated and suitably qualified German Lektor/Lektorin to undertake German language teaching and associated duties for undergraduate students in years 1, 2 and 4 of their degrees (the third year is usually spent abroad).

The postholder will be required to teach students for 12-14 hours per week (mainly during term time) in written German language and grammar work, participate in the development of language skills for ab initio students, assist in the preparation of students for oral examinations, contribute to relevant German language and literature courses, and take part in pre-sessional courses and undergraduate admissions interviews. They will be required to provide appropriate feedback and report on students’ progress, and they will also be responsible for organising culturally related extra-curricular activities and for pastoral care and administrative tasks for undergraduates studying German. In addition they will contribute to outreach activities and offer support, as required, to students on their year abroad. Some duties will be required outside of the three academic terms.

The Lektor/Lektorin will be expected to work independently at times, but in collaboration with the consortium’s German and other Modern Languages Tutors, and, where they exist, any other language tutors, lecturers, or Junior Research Fellows. They will be a member of the Sub-Faculty of German and expected to participate in the activities of the Sub-Faculty.

The successful applicant will be fluent in German, equivalent to native speaker level, and have spent a significant period of time recently in a German-speaking country.  They will be able to teach and assess the work of students across a range of media and be able to deal effectively with any pastoral matters that may arise. They will have a good command of written and spoken English and will have excellent organisational ability.More information about courses involving German is available at the Modern Languages Faculty website.  Information about the role and each college is available in the Further Particulars.

The selection process is being undertaken in collaboration with the DAAD.

The deadline for receipt of applications, including ALL references is noon (UK time) on Tuesday 6 April 2021.