Loughborough University

Loughborough University

University Language Teacher in French

United Kingdom

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University Language Teacher in French

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Specialist and Supporting Academic grade 7 from £45585 to £54395 per annum. Subject to annual pay award.

Job description

University Language Teacher in French

Part time, open ended contract

Loughborough University's Language Centre team of 12 teachers delivers credit- bearing modules and extra-curricular courses to non-specialist students from across the University in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, from beginner through to degree level. Our dynamic small-group teaching receives high levels of positive feedback from students, and we are always seeking to improve and evolve.

We are currently seeking a part-time experienced professional educator who will become the third member of the French teaching team.

Applicants to this post will be native or near native speakers of French with a first-hand experience of at least one French-speaking culture, a solid pedagogical competence, and a commitment to delivering stimulating classes that engage students, actively helping them to achieve positive learning outcomes.

You should have prior experience of successfully leading and delivering courses in Higher Education and be able to demonstrate that you have developed new approaches to teaching, assessment and feedback in response to needs identified within your student groups. You will have experience of reviewing practices and materials to ensure they are equitable, accessible and inclusive.

Continuous Professional Development is an essential element of the Language Centre's ethos, and you need to be able to demonstrate that you have sought out opportunities to update your skills, keep abreast of new developments in teaching, and ideally shared new skills, practices or ideas with colleagues and students.

The bulk of our teaching currently takes place weekly on Thursdays and Fridays during University semesters, and you will need to be available on both those days in 2024-25 (see https: // www. lboro.ac.uk/students/welcome/when-you-get- here/term-dates/ ). We adjust to childcare timetabling requirements, when it is possible to do so and still fulfil our duty to our students.

You will work around 720 hours per year, including around 7 hours of teaching per week. This can vary depending on the type of duty you are undertaking; patterns of delivery could also change in future.

For more information refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Yvonne Cornejo, Language Centre Manager, by email at [email protected]. You can leave contact details and availability if you prefer a phone or video call.

Closing date for receipt of applications is: Sunday 3rd March 2024

Interviews will be held: Monday 29th April and Tuesday 30th April 2024

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University Language Teacher in French


Loughborough University


United Kingdom


February 09, 2024

Application deadline

March 03, 2024

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Arts and Culture,Linguistics,Literature

About the employer

The history of Loughborough University can be traced back to the establishment of a small technical institute in 1909. Originally, Loughborough University of Technology provided education only in technical subjects like art and science. The university was given its current name in 1996. Currently, the university has 22 academic schools and departments, over 100 research groups, institutes and centers, and over 35 professional services, teams.

Located in the center of Loughborough, UK, the university campus covers an area of 440 acres. The campus has a world-class infrastructure and provides a plethora of facilities like huge lecture theatres, a well-stocked library, well-equipped laboratories, an extensive IT network, a conference center, excellent accommodation, and Loughborough Students' Union. The university also has an arts center, a bank, a health center, two theatres, restaurants, and some shops. Also, it provides the students with excellent sports facilities. The university has a postgraduate campus in London too. Both the campuses have won many awards and rankings for the facilities they offer.

Loughborough University offers numerous undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate programs in various fields like accounts, finance, engineering, sciences, architecture, business, computer science, management, mathematics, languages, sports, economics, arts, social sciences, media, and psychology. The university houses more than 17,000 students and over 3,700 staff members. It is a member of a renowned international academic network, UNITECH International, and has collaborations with many international institutions like MIT, IIT Delhi, and Nanyang Technological University. It also has strong links with many funding agencies and sponsors like the Brunei High Commission, the Libyan Embassy, Oman Cultural Attaché Office and the Chevening Organization. The university equips the students with the skills and knowledge required to improve their employability and offers them plenty of outstanding career opportunities.

Loughborough University has a large network of alumni. There are more than 178,000 alumni across 169 countries. Sir Peter Bonfield is BT Group's former chief executive. Lord Sebastian Coe is an Olympic athlete well-known for holding the world marathon record. Paula Radcliffe is Williams Formula One team's Head of Vehicle Performance and Rob Smedley's former race engineer. Malcolm Sayer is a successful car and aircraft designer. Rosalind Ayres is a popular English actress. Tanni Grey-Thompson is a television presenter, Welsh politician, and a former wheelchair racer. Clive Woodward used to be an English rugby player and served as the coach for the England rugby team from 1997-2004. There are lots of other distinguished and notable names linked to the university.

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