Deputy Language Director, Italian
University of Bristol - School of Modern Languages
Salary: £33,884 - £38,140
Grade: Level b in Pathway 3
Closing date for applications: 9:00am 11 May 2012
Anticipated interview date: 28 May 2012
Anticipated start date: 01 Sep 2012
The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Deputy Language Director in Italian from 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University's Department of Italian is an integral part of a dynamic and forward-looking School of Modern Languages in the Faculty of Arts. The Department consistently recruits large numbers of well-motivated undergraduates to courses which, in addition to Italian language, currently encompass literature, cultural studies, film and visual culture. Students may enter ab initio or with Italian A-level or equivalent, and may study Italian either as Single Honours, or as Joint Honours in combination with another language or one of several non-linguistic subjects. Italian language is also taught to postgraduates - non-specialists as well as specialists in Modern Languages and Translation - and to a substantial number of non-degree students from all Faculties of the University.
You will be expected to contribute flexibly across the full range of language teaching. You will also support the Language Director in Italian in development of the most up-to-date teaching methods and materials and the dissemination of good teaching practice, and will make a significant administrative contribution to language-related activities. This is likely to include responsibility for a significant part of the mandatory year abroad in Italian.
You will have native or near native competence in Italian and English, and are likely to have both a relevant postgraduate qualification and substantial experience of language teaching and administration in the HE sector.
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Contact for informal enquiries:
Mr A Zhok (A.Zhok@bristol.ac.uk | 0117 928 9138)
Prof M Basker (M.Basker@bristol.ac.uk | 0117 928 9733)