Teaching Fellow - School of Philosophy - 81478 - Grade 7 - (1900010K)
School of Philosophy
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.
FTC – up to one year
Closing date: 30 July 2019
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow for a fixed term of 12 months (1 Sep 2019 to 30 August 2020). The post-holder will teach courses at a range of levels to undergraduates and postgraduates, teaching and advising undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the Department of Philosophy’s teaching objectives are met. The post-holder will contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues, will plan and prepare his/her own teaching, undertake management/administration arising from teaching, and contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
The teaching fellow is expected to teach Philosophy of Health and Happiness, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of Mental Health, and also contribute to modules on ethics and logic. They will teach within their own subject area, within an established teaching programme (under the supervision from an academic member of staff). They will contribute to generating funding and may contribute to enhancement of the student experience/ employability. They will contribute to designing and delivering CPD programmes for clients external to the University, consulting on their own specialism, often under the supervision of a project leader. This role will contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and public understanding of the discipline.
This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a vibrant philosophy department with an excellent research environment and high student satisfaction. Please note we are currently recruiting for two TF posts in the Department, please also see job 81614.
As part of your application please submit a CV, and cover letter (up to 1000 words) including a short teaching statement.
Interviews will be held on either Monday 12th or Monday 19th August 2019. Please make clear in your application if you are unable to attend these dates.
• Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates and postgraduates, 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.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required
• Hold, or be close to completion of, a higher degree relevant to research or the teaching area (or equivalent qualifications)
• Demonstrably high level analytical capability
• Demonstrable proven ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
• Demonstrable ability to assess and organise resources effectively
•Demonstrable understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/ administration processes
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Jussi Suikkanen, email email@example.com or phone 0121 414 5775
: Academic Non-clinical
: Philosophy, Theology and Religion
: 30.06.2019, 7:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
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