To drive forward the internalisation strategy of Kempten University of Applied Sciences, our Language Centre is further expanding its range of services to set up a Centre for Writing and Communication as a DAAD-funded project.

This includes appointing the following position starting 1 January 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter:

English Language Coach
for administrative, teaching and research staff

What we offer:

  • interesting, wide-raging and challenging role with very flexible working hours at a state-of-the-art, family-friendly university of applied sciences
  • Extensive opportunities for personal development and advanced training
  • Generous access to the university’s facilities
  • Social provisions in accordance with public service regulations, particularly supplementary pension
  • Occupational health management with ample provisions
  • A cutting-edge workplace in a region with excellent recreational opportunities
  • A fixed-term employment contract until 31.12.2022 (part-time at 0.5 FTE) in an externally funded project, which can be combined with one of the other positions currently advertised at the Language Centre
  • Salary in accordance with the collective wage agreement for Germany’s federal states – subject to fulfilment of individual and wage agreement criteria, in Remuneration Group 13 (TVL E13)

Your tasks:

  • Designing and running professional development courses and advising on improving written and oral English communication skills (Level B2-C2) for administrative, teaching and research staff
  • Selecting and/or developing suitable teaching/learning materials and guides (analogue and digital)
  • Developing a concept for an appropriate range of courses according to needs, combining face-to-face, blended and online classes for small groups and individuals
  • Proofing English texts used in teaching (e.g. lecture notes) and research (particularly submissions for publication, funding applications); whereas a dedicated translation service already exists

Your profile:

  • University graduate (master’s degree or equivalent) in languages (ideally TEFL)
  • Native-level English, German at least Level B2
  • Advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art language-teaching didactics and methods (including blended learning and online formats)
  • Experience in communications coaching (written/oral)
  • Experience in proofing English texts
  • Proficient in data processing programs (MS Office, eLearning tools, learning management 
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ideally, evidence of current/planned academic publications and/or lecturing

Interested? If so, we look forward to your application!

Please submit your dossier (personal statement, curriculum vitae and copies of your certificates collated in one PDF document) by the deadline of 29 November 2020 via our applications portal.

If you would be interested in combining this position with one of the others currently advertised for the Centre for Writing and Communication, please indicate this in your application and also cover the profile for the other position in your personal statement. Interviews will be conducted online on Tuesday, 8 December 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact the Director of the Language Centre,
Dr Michael Märlein, at: sprachenzentrum@hs-kempten.de

This position is suitable for candidates with severe disability. Severely disabled applicants will be prioritised in the case of otherwise essentially equally suited, capable and technically adept candidates.


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