Vacancy Type/Job category
Politics & International Studies
£30,942 - £40,322 per annum
University of Warwick - Coventry
Fixed Term Contract - 1 September 2021 - 31 August 2022
36.5 hours per week
Applications are invited for two Teaching Fellows in the area of International Development in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick. The roles are based in the UK and will constitute fixed-term contracts from 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022. Candidates are asked to note on their application form which modules they feel they could teach from the information given below.
The Department values diversity, aims to challenge discrimination, and promotes equality. We are committed to strengthening our equality and diversity agenda both in relation to our community (students and staff), our research, and our curricula. Applications are welcome from under- represented groups, including people who identify as Black, Asian and other under-represented ethnicities, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQUA+ people, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We endeavour to support all our staff in their work in PAIS.
You will be joining one of the UK’s leading Politics and International Studies departments: in the 2021 The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide PAIS ranked 4th of 80 UK Politics Departments; in REF2014 PAIS ranked 1st for research environment and 4th overall on research intensity; and in the 2020 National Student Survey PAIS ranked 1st for ‘overall satisfaction’ among our Russell Group peers.
Between the two roles, we will require the following teaching areas to be covered: International Development, Gender and Development and, East Asian Development. In 20/21, the University of Warwick has adopted a blended model comprising a mixture of online and face-to-face teaching, this may continue in 21/22 depending upon the public health situation.
You will have the ability and willingness to act as Module Director and teach on both UG and PGT level modules. Between the two roles a range of modules will need to be covered including (but not limited to): PO203 Politics of International Development, PO353 Gender and Development, PO384 East Asian Transformations: A Political Economy Perspective, PO901 Theories and Issues in International Development, PO9B4-20 East Asian Development: National and Regional Perspectives, and PO9B5 East Asian Development Policies. You will also support the supervision of dissertations in International Development, Gender and Development and, East Asian Development at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The successful candidate will possess an Honours degree or equivalent, and a PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in a relevant discipline. You will have a commitment to use and develop further innovative teaching methods and e-learning techniques within the classroom. We are looking for an exceptional and inspirational teacher who takes pride in their work.
We hope you will work with one of the department’s research clusters to contribute to its research and teaching profile, assist in the development of new modules and programmes, and contribute to devising overall departmental teaching strategy. This will also help you in integrating into the departments research networks.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Shirin Rai (Shirin.Rai@warwick.ac.uk)
Interview Date - TBC
You will undertake research, research-led teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Department of Politics and International Studies, developing, and enhancing its reputation within and outside of the University.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
• To contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate research-led teaching in International Development, Gender and Development and, East Asian Development including: PO203 Politics of International Development, PO353 Gender and Development, PO384 East Asian Transformations: A Political Economy Perspective, PO901 Theories and Issues in International Development, PO9B4-20 East Asian Development: National and Regional Perspectives, and PO9B5 East Asian Development Policies.
• To collaborate with members of the Departments of Politics and International Studies, to enhance and sustain our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.
• To participate in and contribute to research activities in the Department.
• To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations.
• To develop your own teaching materials, methods and approaches that are inclusive and diverse, as well as intellectually challenging with guidance from colleagues in the Department.
• To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work, providing advice on study skills and with learning problems.
• To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.
• To ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a University that is research-led and committed to developing an inclusive community.
• To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking and providing constructive feedback, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
• To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Department or the University.
Administration and Other Activities:
• To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
• To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
• To publish any research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other outlets.
• To attend and present any research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department.
• To undertake external commitments, which reflect well and enhance the reputation of the University.
• To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.
Teaching Fellows in PAIS are supported to develop their teaching and research profile and are provided with a mentor and other personal development opportunities.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Honours degree, or equivalent in a related subject (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 2
Emerging research profile in International Development (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 3
Ability to deliver high quality research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in International Development, Gender and Development and, East Asian Development (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 4
Contribute to devising overall departmental teaching strategy (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 5
Willing to work with one of PAIS’s research clusters to develop its research and teaching profile (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 6
Assist in the development of new modules and programmes (a) (c) (d)
Essential Criteria 7
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a) (c) (d)
Desirable Criteria 1
International research profile (a) (c) (d)
Desirable Criteria 2
PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in a relevant discipline (a) (c)
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For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website .
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