Teaching Fellow in Development Cooperation - School of Government - Grade 7 - 97851

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Birmingham, ENGLAND
Job Type: Temporary

Teaching Fellow in Development Cooperation - School of Government - Grade 7 - 97851 - (210001BE)









Position Details

International Development Department

School of Government

College of Social Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year.

Grade 7

Full Time

Fixed Term Contract for approximately 12 months

Closing date – 5 August 2021

The International Development Department (IDD), in the School of Government, is looking to recruit a Teaching Fellow in Development Cooperation for a fixed term of twelve months, from the beginning of August 2021.

IDD provides postgraduate and undergraduate training in international development and public administration, on-campus and via distance learning. The Teaching Fellow would principally support the on-campus delivery of the BA International Development and Politics/BA International Relations and Development and MSc International Development. They will be expected to teach on 2-3 modules including Understanding Development Assistance (2nd Year Undergraduate Module) and Development Cooperation Beyond Aid (PG Module) and supervise MSc student dissertations. The successful applicant should demonstrate interest in and, potentially experience of relevance to, low- and middle-income countries.

IDD is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the academic community.  We particularly welcome applications from female and black minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in IDD and in the School of Government more widely. 

To teach and advise postgraduate students within the area of development cooperation and international development, supervised by members of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the modules involved. The successful applicant should demonstrate interest and potentially experience of relevance to low- and middle-income countries.

Summary of the Role
Teaching within the area of development cooperation and international development within established postgraduate and undergraduate teaching programmes (under the  supervision from academic members of staff) 

Main Duties
Teach courses at a Masters’ and BA level within specified subject area, 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.
Organise and accompany students on group study visits outside of the UK.

Person Specification
Higher degree relevant to teaching area, or close to completion, or equivalent qualifications
High level analytical capability
Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
Ability to contribute to skills-related classes and postgraduate dissertation preparation
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Experience of relevant practice is desirable

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact Dr Jonathan Fisher (Head, IDD) on j.fisher@bham.ac.uk or Dr Claire Mcloughlin (Programme Lead, IDD UG Programme) on c.mcloughlin@bham.ac.uk

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.



Primary Location
: GB-GB-Birmingham
: Academic Non-clinical
: Government
: Temporary
Job Posting
: 21.07.2021, 7:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Advert Close Date
: 05.08.2021, 6:59:00 PM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 30.06.2022
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