The position primarily involves teaching a range of English courses at TUT. Many of these courses have recently been integrated with subject-specific courses, thus requiring a willingness to learn about the students’ fields of study and cooperate with various partners in the university to develop courses, as well as work on a daily basis in a team of English teachers. Furthermore, the Language Centre strives to support academic excellence at the doctoral level, with our teachers playing a crucial role in support of academic communication skills.
In addition to teaching and teaching-related administrative duties, the University Teacher is expected to participate in development work, including syllabus and material design, as well as employ state-of-the-art teaching and learning technologies and to the administrative work needed.
The position is teaching-oriented. The successful applicant will have an appropriate higher university degree (an M.A. or M.Sc. at minimum), pedagogical qualifications, and proven teaching skills. Excellent spoken and written communication skills as well as motivation and demonstrated ability to work in a team are also prerequisites. The ability to produce teaching materials and use a variety of teaching strategies will be appreciated.
Demonstrated expertise in the following areas will be strongly appreciated (presented in order of priority):
- academic and/or technical writing
- online and blended learning
- engineering and technical fields
- support of doctoral students in communicating research
- communication for business and working life
- research in the field of EFL/education/engineering
The successful candidate must have completed subject teacher studies or equivalent.
TUT and the Language Center offer a modern and innovative working environment and good possibilities for professional development.
TUT offers also a wide range of other staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent campus sports facilities, and several campus restaurants and cafés with staff discounts. Since 2014, TUT has held the European Commission HR Excellence in Research recognition.
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Tampere is counted among the major academic hubs in the Nordic countries and offers a dynamic living environment. Tampere region is one of the most rapidly growing urban areas in Finland and home to a vibrant knowledge-intensive entrepreneurial community. The city is an industrial powerhouse that enjoys a rich cultural scene and a reputation as a centre of Finland’s information technology cluster. (http://visittampere.fi)
The salary will be based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. According to the criteria applied to teaching and research staff the position of a University Teacher is placed on the job demands levels 5. In addition, employees receive a performance-based salary.
After appointment to the position, there will be a probationary period of 4 months.
The appointment is made on fixed-term basis beginning from 1.8.2017 until 31.7.2018. The skills of the candidate will be assessed through extensive interviews and an evaluation of teaching competence.
Mika Tukiainen, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. +358 40 198 1027. Available for inquiries during the application period at 9.00-11.00 am. (GMT +2) Wednesday-Friday.
Applications and CV are to be submitted electronically through TUT online application form by March 31th, 2017. The application will include a separate teaching portfolio according to the TUT model provided at www.tut.fi/openpositions – Attachments to applications. Choose Teaching portfolio (Pilot version 2017). Some applicants will be asked to submit also a CV in video format after the application period has ended.