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University of Edinburgh

Data di pubblicazione 30.04.2024

Teaching Fellow in Italian

Job Description

College/School/Department: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, Department of European Languages & Cultures.

Full Time - 35 Hours Per week

Salary Grade: UE07 - £39,347 - £46,974

Contract Type - Fixed Term for 10 Months From 01/09/2024.

Number of Posts: 1

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Teaching Fellow in Italian in the Department of European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. This role is intended to cover aspects of teaching and administration during a colleague's period of funded research leave. This post is full-time (35 hours per week), fixed-term for ten months, available from September 2024 to the end of June 2025.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a relevant area and show demonstrable success of teaching Italian language and Italophone literature or culture in a Higher Education context. They will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in Italian and English, with an ability to teach the Italian language at all levels. They will be expected to contribute to the administration of the subject area, including course organisation. The appointee may also be required to supervise Honours dissertations and support student learning through pastoral meetings, as well as contributing to the delivery of MSc programmes, depending on requirements during the appointment.

The post holder will play an active role in the administrative tasks of the Section, Department and School, as appropriate, and deliver and convene courses for the Italian degree programmes, as well as Foundation courses in Italian language. They will also be required to design and teach modules on contemporary Italophone culture (including literature, cinema and/or other media). The successful candidate may be involved in developing innovative pedagogical materials designed to strengthen discussions regarding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as part of broader efforts to question and decolonise our curriculum.

We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

Please note that although this role is being offered on a hybrid basis, all teaching is delivered in person and on campus.

Informal inquiries may be directed

Your Skills & Attributes For Success:
  • Degree in a relevant area.
  • Experience and demonstrable success in delivering effective university teaching in Italian language and Italophone culture, including the ability to teach Italian language at all levels.
  • Fluency and excellent oral and written communication skills in Italian and English.
  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Potential to design and lead supervisory activities for undergraduate students.

Click here for a copy of the full job description. If you already hold a contract of employment with the University of Edinburgh, you should apply for this role via the Internal Applications Portal here.

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted through People & Money. In addition to completing all the basic information, please upload one integrated PDF to the platform that includes:
  • A covering letter (two pages maximum) outlining how your experience satisfies the essential/desirable criteria.
  • A curriculum vitae, no longer than 4 pages.

As a Valued Member of Our Team You Can Expect:

A competitive salary of £39,347 - £46,974

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.

To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community

Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page(opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT+ equality.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to workwebpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Sarah Prescott, it has over 16,000 undergraduates, over 8,400 postgraduate taught students, 1,300 research students and more than 4,000 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literature, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted 1,130 staff across 20 Units of Assessment in the REF2021. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of our submission was assessed as being world-leading or internationally excellent. Of the 20 Units we led or joint led, two came first in the UK for breadth and quality (Sociology, and Anthropology & Development Studies). Thirteen were ranked in the top 5. We are incredibly proud of our research environment score, which achieved a remarkable 100% in the two top categories of world-leading and internationally excellent. This part of the assessment measures the 'vitality and sustainability' of the schools and research centres in which research and impact is supported. This is a wonderful recognition of collegial, supportive and inclusive research culture. Within CAHSS we celebrate the contribution all of our staff made to the REF - not just our researchers, but our technical and professional services, our postgraduate and early career researchers, and our students, all of whom contribute to our flourishing environment.

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