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.
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 p.a.)
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 load
The allocation of teaching duties will be determined by the head of the English department according to the candidates‘ areas of expertise.
Master’s 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
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
What we offer:
The position is permanent and is to be filled by October 1, 2018. This is a full-time position.
The salary corresponds to level TV-L 13.
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.
How to apply:
For further details, please contact
Dr. Petra Pointner
Tel.: +49 (0) 241 80-94765
Fax: +49 (0) 241 80-92342
Please send your application by June 29, 2018 to
Sprachenzentrum der RWTH Aachen
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