[Job Vacancy] Teaching Fellow in Translation Studies and German

Teaching Fellow (103822-0421) at University of Warwick 

Vacancy Type/Job category: Teaching Only

Department: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Salary: £30,942 – £40,322 per annum, pro-rata
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry.
Vacancy Overview

Part time (0.6FTE), fixed term position for 12 months (Starting September 2021).

Teaching Fellow in Translation Studies and German

You will have experience of teaching in higher education and will be expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students to a high standard. You will have the ability and willingness to develop and support the delivery of Translation and Transcultural Studies as well as German modules across the School, including elements of cultural content and language teaching, and you will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of departmental and School-wide activities.

You will have a postgraduate qualification in Translation Studies or German Studies, and an excellent command of spoken and written German and English. Specialism in/ knowledge of theory and practice of translation, and transcultural approaches will be required.

Please contact Professor Elisabeth Herrmann, Head of German Studies (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), University of Warwick, elisabeth.herrmann@warwick.ac.uk;
or Dr Mila Milani, Translation and Transcultural Studies Lead (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), m.milani@warwick.ac.uk for more information.

Job Description


To undertake teaching and administrative roles to support the department’s teaching programmes in Translation and Transcultural Studies and German Studies, and to develop and enhance the School’s teaching reputation in these areas.



1. To prepare, deliver, and mark classes at UG and PG levels within the department’s programmes, in accordance with departmental practice.

2. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate work where appropriate, provide advice on study skills, assess progress of students and provide constructive feedback.

3. To contribute to the design, planning, development and delivery of Translation and Transcultural Studies and German Studies module materials, ensuring that module content, resources and methods of delivery will meet the stipulated learning objectives.

4. To collaborate with colleagues in Translation and Transcultural Studies and German Studies in the continuous review and development of the curriculum at all levels and in the design and launch of new modules.

5. To collaborate where necessary with colleagues across the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) to ensure effective programme delivery and consistency and to share good practice.

6. To keep up to date with developments in teaching methods, and reflect on the practice and development of own teaching and learning skills.

7. To support and comply with SMLC departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures.

8. To undertake teaching-related academic tasks (e.g. module coordination, setting examination papers and questions, marking, collecting student feedback through questionnaires, invigilation and pastoral support of students, as requested) required to sustain the delivery of high-quality teaching.

9. To engage with pedagogic research and/or scholarship as a means of informing the development of teaching and learning strategies.

Administration and Other Activities

1. To undertake departmental roles and management functions which may reasonably be required by the Head of German Studies and the Translation and Transcultural Studies Lead, including attendance at departmental meetings and participation in other committees, groups and events within the department, the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the Faculty, and the University.

2. To engage in continuous professional development, including participation in relevant professional activities.

3. To undertake as appropriate external commitments which enhance the reputation of Translation and Transcultural Studies and German Studies at Warwick.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but rather an indication of the main aspects of the post. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in her or his duties.