Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
University Teacher (English), 2 positions
Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields.
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Published: 13 days ago
Application deadline: Mar 31
Location: Tampere, Finland
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University Teacher (English), 2 positions
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and business life. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. Internationality is an inherent part of all the University's activities. Welcome to join us at TUT!
University Teacher (English), 2 positions
The Language Centre promotes the internationalization of TUT students by offering an opportunity to study 5 languages. The goal of our work is that future engineers and architects will be able to function naturally in international settings using several languages. 
As a work community, the Language Centre is pluricultural and plurilingual and we value an innovative and bold attitude to development. We are now looking for a new team member with strong experience and fresh views on teaching and learning ENGLISH / ICC at a technical university. Language Center is part of the Faculty Business and Built Environment.

Job description:

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.

Requirements:

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
- leadership
- CLIL
- research in the field of EFL/education/engineering

The successful candidate must have completed subject teacher studies or equivalent.

We offer:

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.

For more information, please visit:
(http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/careers-at-tut/index.htm)
(http://www.tut.fi/en/about-tut/quality-assurance/hr-excellence-in-research)

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)

Salary:

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.

Trial period:

After appointment to the position, there will be a probationary period of 4 months.

Other:

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.

For more information, please contact:

Mika Tukiainen, firstname.lastname@tut.fi or tel. +358 40 198 1027. Available for inquiries during the application period at 9.00-11.00 am. (GMT +2) Wednesday-Friday.

How to apply:

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.

Additional information on attachments to applications.
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