Teaching Fellow - Religion in contemporary Britain

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Birmingham

Vacancy added: 16.04.2019

Employer: University of Birmingham

Resumes due: 14.06.2019


Job Purpose


To teach and advise undergraduate and postgraduate students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, managed supervised by member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.


Summary of Role

This position will be required to teach on religion in contemporary Britain and on research approaches to religious studies. The post holder would preferably have a competency in Islamic Studies or Sikh Studies to undertake teaching in one of these areas. Teaching within own subject area within an established teaching programme (under thesupervision from an academic member of staff) Contribute to generating funding and may:a) contribute to enhancement of the student experience or employability; b) contribute to designing CPD programmes for clients external to the University and similar;c) contribute to deliver CPD programmes, consulting on own specialism and the like, often under the supervision of a project leader. Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.


Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
  • Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
  • Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching. Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
  • Frequently update own subject expertise.
  • Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
  • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.


Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Experience of teaching at undergraduate level
  • Teaching qualification or course (completed or due to complete prior to September 2019)
  • Experience of summative assessment marking

Closing Date 14 Jun 2019

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