Lecturer in secondary Modern Languages (Arabic) - 2270363

University of Birmingham
  • Lecturer in secondary Modern Languages (Arabic) Jobs in Dubai - 2270363

    University of Birmingham
  • 2 - 8 Years
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Role Lecturer in secondary Modern Languages Arabic

College Department College of Social Sciences School of Education, Department of Teacher Education

Full time Part time Full time

Duration of post Open

Grade 8

Terms and Conditions Academic (Dubai)

Closing Date 30 August 2019

Our offer

We genuinely want colleagues who join us to be able to flourish and develop their academic career here We will offer a structured induction session in Dubai supplemented at a later date with an additional short induction programme in the UK You will also have an academic mentor who you will meet regularly We offer developmental programmes to assist you develop your career further

Job summary

This post is for a qualified professional to develop and lead the programme of Arabic Education on the Dubai Secondary PGCE Arabic courses and to lead on the Arabic element of primary PGCE programmes, to supervise Masters students and to make a contribution to the overall strategic activities of the School of Education You will contribute to the whole range of teaching and administration

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to

(a) the development of the new PGCE Arabic programme for trainee teachers , (including programmemodule review), delivery of the Arabic subject studies teaching and assessment and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability

The person appointed will be expected to take up responsibility for the new Dubai PGCE Secondary Arabic programme commencing in January 2020 They will be supported by a broader teacher education team

They will also investigate, propose and develop new opportunities in the broad area of Education CPD in Dubai

Main duties

Learning and Teaching

Developing the Arabic subject studies programme, and making substantial contributions to the design of the PGCE teaching programmes more widely;
Using a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of postgraduates, or CPD students, including (as appropriate)
planning and reviewing your own teaching approaches and encouraging others to do the same;
Teaching and examining courses at a range of levels
where appropriate, undertaking and developing the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining;
developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods;
developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and which benefits the College and University;


Contributing to DepartmentalSchool administration, including
contributing to the administrationmanagement of research andor teaching across the DepartmentSchool;
undertaking the role of programme lead for the Arabic PGCE
leading and managing a team to devise and implement a new andor revised process (eg
new programme or a recruitment drive);
advising on personal development of students;
making a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (eg
appeals panels, working groups);
managing enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities;
developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach within the area of Arabic education studies

Person Specification

Applications are sought from people with a background in Arabic studies and experience of teaching Arabic at the secondary phase and who have a passion, commitment and enthusiasm for working with trainee teachers and with professionals in-service The post would be suitable for people at different stages of their career The role will include administrative and teaching responsibilities
Good first degree in Arabic Arabic Education
Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
Higher Degree relevant to the subject area (usually PhD although a Masters degree is acceptable ) or equivalent qualifications;
PGCE (QTS) BEd, or QTS by other route;
Ability to develop the subject content for the new PGCE at Masters level through experience within higher education settings of module development;
Successful track record and experience of teaching Arabic in a secondary school, preferably within the UAE or Middle East
Held a managerial role within a Languages department;
Experience of leading in-service work, at least within their own department and ideally to other professionals;
Experience of Initial Teacher Education either as a mentor to student teachers in schools or as a tutor in a Higher Education Institute;
Good teaching and presentational skills;
Observation and tutorial skills appropriate to ITE;
Research interests in Languages and Education;
Computing skills and understanding of ICT solutions to teaching and learning;
Ability to work flexibly as a member of a team and to take initiatives;
Willingness to contribute to and develop cross disciplinary research and teaching;
Commitment to equal opportunities and democratic means of academic planning and working together;
Commitment to become (if not already) a fellow of the Higher Education Association (HEA)


Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise Arabic teacher education programmes
Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

Ability to contribute to SchoolDepartmental management processes
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader managementadministration processes

In return you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of an expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint

This post is based in Dubai The University of Birmingham is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Eligibility:Any Graduation.

Industry:Education / Training / Teaching / Academics

Function:Teaching / Education

Deadline:21st Mar 2020

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Lecturing, Arabic Teacher, Teaching, Academics, Arabic Lecturer, Training

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