Teaching Fellow in Political Theory

University College London - UCL - Department of Political Science

School of Public Policy

Part Time : 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

The Department of Political Science would like to recruit a Teaching Fellow (TF) on a fixed term basis for the 2016/17 academic year to teach the courses ‘Equality, Justice, & Difference’ and ‘Peer Assisted Learning Sessions’, and to convene the PhD Workshop in Political Theory.Main duties of the post: For ‘Equality, Justice, and Difference’, the TF must prepare and deliver a lecture each week, as well as run between two and four discussion seminars per week to accompany the lecture—generating learning materials and activities, providing demonstrations, facilitating discussion, and answering questions for material presented in lecture. The TF will be expected to first mark assignments, exam and essay scripts, (in line with SPP procedures, at the appropriate times during the academic session). The TF will also need to run the ‘Peer Assisted Learning Sessions’, which regularly engage MA students in discussions on visiting speakers’ papers before subsequently attending seminars with visiting speakers. The TF will also need to convene the PhD Workshop in Political Theory, where PhD students present work-in-progress.Teaching Fellows will also be expected to answer some student emails and support with some administrative tasks.The successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term basis from 1st January 2017 to 30th June 2017.

Applicants must hold or be in the process of submitting a PhD or be currently enrolled in a PhD programme in Politics or an appropriate discipline. An understanding of Political Theory and the ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with students, academic and administrative staff at all levels is essential. Recent teaching experience in the British HE system and experience of marking essays and providing constructive feedback to students would be desirable.

Information about the School and Department can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/spp/ Further information the course can be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/spp/teaching/masters/courses/qqrm  Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Jeff Howard ( jeffrey.howard@ucl.ac.uk ) and any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process should be directed to Ajay Patel ( ajay.patel@ucl.ac.uk ).

UCL vacancy reference : 1594275.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: Week beginning 28 November 2016.

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