Research Assistant/Associate - English Teacher at RWTH Language Center

Deadline: Fri 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Fri 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Germany, Aachen
  • Sprachenzentrum der RWTH Aachen
  • Experience: NO PREFERENCE
  • Positions: 2
  • Freelance Position
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Of benefit:

- teaching experience at all levels of the CEFR
- experience in using technology in the foreign language classroom in tertiary
- education (e.g. experience of using virtual learning environments)
- experience in course materials design
- experience in coaching language learners

Details of Position

Our Profile
The Language Center at RWTH Aachen University offers members of the university innovative and academic language courses in German as a Foreign Language and in 15 foreign languages. We are an intercultural and open-minded team. The teaching staff, which consists predominantly of native speakers, has three primary tasks: the enhancement of the international mobility of RWTH students in their academic studies and careers; the integration of international students and researchers from partner universities; and the development of practice-oriented courses that take into account the specialization in engineering and natural sciences of RWTH Aachen University in both research and teaching.

Contact Person
For further details, please contact
Dr. Petra Pointner

For further information, please visit our website (link below).

Please send your application by June 29, 2018 to
Sprachenzentrum der RWTH Aachen
Eilfschornsteinstr. 15
52056 Aachen

You can also send your application via email. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Your Profile
- Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification
- native or near-native English competence
- experience in teaching English in tertiary education to diverse target groups
(students, researchers, postgraduates, professors, administrative staff)
- intercultural competence, flexibility and ability to work in a team
- methodological and didactic skills and experience
- good working knowledge of German


Your Duties and Responsibilities
Preparation, teaching and evaluation of skills-based language courses in English for Researchers, English for Administrative Staff, English for Academic Purposes, English for Special Purposes, as determined by the departmental head and in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

- Weekly teaching load of 25 teaching units (1 teaching unit is 45 minutes) per week (40 weeks
p.a.) as well as lesson preparation and marking of assignments
- Preparation and revision of lesson plans, further training and other duties (approx. 6 weeks
- Obligation to attend further training sessions and participate in quality management measures
(e.g. classroom observation)
- Assistance with the running and evaluation of placement tests
- Assistance with the design, running and correction of oral and written exams
- If necessary, design of customized course material with a corresponding reduction in teaching

The allocation of teaching duties will be determined by the head of the English department according to the candidates? areas of expertise.

Salary and Benefits

Our Offer
The position is permanent and is to be filled by October 01, 2018.
This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level TV-L 13 of the German public service salary scale (TV-L).

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