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:

Lecturer in English Language

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 in an externally funded project, on an either full-time or part-time basis, which can be combined with 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:

  • Teaching and guidance in written and/or oral communication in English at Level B2-C2 for students on all degree programmes
  • (Collaborative) design and implementation of different course formats (modules, supportive measures for modules, workshops, independent study, guidance) for both specific degree programmes and interdisciplinary groups and individuals
  • (Collaborative) selection and/or development of suitable teaching/learning materials (analogue and digital)
  • (Collaborative) development of a concept for an appropriate range of courses according to needs, combining face-to-face, blended and online classes

Your profile:

  • University graduate (master’s degree or equivalent) in languages (ideally TEFL), ideally doctorate
  • 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) and experience in implementing CEFR
  • Experience in teaching English in higher education (language levels B2-C2), ideally in a writing/communication centre or advice service
  • Skilled and experienced in using eLearning tools and learning management systems (ideally Moodle) and proficient in using data processing programs
  • Initiative and thirst for innovation in language teaching (e.g. teaching, learning, assessment methods, approaches)
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ideally, evidence of current/planned publications and/or lecturing
  • Ideally, additional qualifications in teaching foreign languages (CELTA, DELTA)

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 midnight on 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 Wednesday 9 / Thursday 10 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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