Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in German (One post) - Department of Ancient and Modern European Languages and Cultures

University of Pretoria

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Location:

South Africa


Position type:

Full time

21 May 2018

Full details:

Reference number: UOP-23052

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT AND MODERN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

LECTURER / SENIOR LECTURER IN GERMAN (ONE POST)

In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.

The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • Supervising postgraduate dissertations;
  • Conducting research at a nationally competitive level;
  • Organising undergraduate modules as required;
  • Academic administration and other duties as determined by the Head of Department;
  • Participating in the Department’s strategic initiatives relating to teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Lecturer:

  • A master’s degree in German and concrete evidence of having registered for a PhD (which is near or close to completion);
  • Appropriate teaching experience in the applicable field of expertise;
  • Basic supervision skills;
  • Research outputs appropriate to the post level and/or applicable field of expertise.
  • Senior Lecturer (Same as for Lecturer, plus):
  • A doctoral degree in German or a related/applicable discipline.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):

 

  • Native or near-native mastery of the German language;
  • Knowledge of German linguistics;
  • Didactics of German as a Foreign language;
  • Knowledge of the background of the German-speaking countries and their cultural practices;
  • Appropriate language and communication skills in English.

 

ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:

Lecturer:

  • A doctoral degree in German or a related/applicable discipline.

 

The annual remuneration package will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines. UP subscribes to the BESTMED medical aid scheme and contributes 50% of the applicable monthly premium.

Applicants are requested to apply online at www.up.ac.za, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

CLOSING DATE: 15 June 2018

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Prof R Tirvassen, E-mail: rada.tirvassen@up.ac.za

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­31 August 2018, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.

University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

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