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Teaching Fellow in Medieval History University of Birmingham – School of History and Cultures

, par Mathieu Eychenne

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. The successful candidate will have a PhD in history, or be near completion of a PhD, and have 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 ; fluent written and spoken English.

Duties include :

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, and Research Methods ; and the Masters Level programme in Medieval Studies.

Requirements :

  • Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully, in particular to deliver the modules indicated above
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

To download the details and submit an electronic application online, please visit : http://www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Matt Houlbrook (m.houlbrook bham.ac.uk at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

Closing Date : 9th April 2019

Source :Jobs.ac.uk