Vacancy: Fixed Term Teaching Fellow in Italian


The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham invites applications for a part-time Teaching Fellowship in Italian Studies (70%) from October 2017 - March 2019. The successful applicant will cover the Renaissance strand of the teaching programme and contribute to the teaching of Italian language and related courses, as required. Interested applicants should apply as indicated below and are welcome to address any queries to the Head of MLs, Dr Stephen Forcer, the Head of Italian, Dr Paolo de Ventura, or Dr Ita Mac Carthy, whose teaching will be covered with this post.  


School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Part Time, 70% across 19 months (July and August 2018 as unpaid leave months)

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183 with potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.

The Department of Modern Languages is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Italian. The position is a part-time fixed-term appointment, with the expectation that the post holder will be available for teaching as required during term-time, plus some preparation time outside of term-time.

The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Italian studies (or other relevant area of research) or be near completion of a PhD; the expertise to teach in the area specified in the job particulars; experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent; fluent written and spoken English.

The post-holder will be required to undertake teaching in the Department in specialist modules in their area, with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the Renaissance strand of the teaching programme, as well as contributing to broader team-taught modules on the BA Modern Languages and MA Translation studies programmes, and dissertation supervision. They will also be expected to undertake administrative work in the Department.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Stephen Forcer at the Department of Modern Languages, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email:

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to attend an interview and do a presentation in July 2017. 

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click here; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit