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Language Teaching Officer in Persian

Language Teaching Officer in Persian (REF GU15065)

Salary: £35,550 - £47,722

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Language Teaching Officer in Persian in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, to begin on 1 September 2018. The post is a permanent position, subject to a 9 month probation period.

The successful candidate will teach Persian language at all levels and will be responsible for designing and organising the teaching programme for all three years of the undergraduate course. It is expected that the successful candidate will have near-native command of spoken and written Persian with near native command of both spoken and written English. Candidates should have experience teaching Persian language, ideally within higher education, and preferably as a foreign language, and will be expected to have a degree in a relevant area of Persian language or linguistics, preferably at postgraduate level.

Applicants will be expected to be able to help provide a structured and engaging programme of language teaching over beginner, intermediate and advanced level, to small classes of bright and highly motivated students. He or she must also be willing to administer the course, set and mark exams, manage the Persian year abroad programme and cooperate in a friendly spirit with colleagues and faculty administrative staff. The post holder will work under the supervision of the Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies and the general leadership of the Head of Department.

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter together with a curriculum vitae (CV) and the details of two referees, using the University's online application system here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16958/.

Further details are available under 'Further Particulars'.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Christine van Ruymbeke (email: )

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 14 May 2018.

Please quote reference GU15065 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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