Teaching Fellow in Medieval History

Країна: Англія;

Місто: Birmingham

Додана: 12.03.2019


Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Дедлайн подачі: 09.04.2019


Job Purpose

The Department of History is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow (1.0) in Medieval History. The position is a fixed-term appointment for one year from 1 September 2019.


Main Duties

  • Teach courses through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the department’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 and formative assessed work contributing to the final award – essays, dissertations or presentations etc. - 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 School, College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
  • Contribute to the department’s teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
  • Teach and assess modules, the main ones being : the first year survey modules Discovering the Middle Ages and Living in the Middle Ages; the second year skills training modules Ancient and Medieval History in Theory and Practice, andResearch Methods; and the Masters Level programme in Medieval Studies.


Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD in history, or be near completion of a PhD, and demonstrated ability to:

  • Teach on a range of modules including Discovering the Middle Ages and Living in the Middle Ages, Ancient and Medieval History in Theory and Practice, and the medieval history strand of our Research Methods module
  • Contribute to teaching and administration;
  • Contribute to teaching and dissertation supervision on the Masters-level programme in Medieval Studies
  • Contribute experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent.
  • Be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Closing Date: 9 Apr 2019

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