Sessional Lecturer to teach Sporting London - Studying Identity and Culture through the Olympic Games

Foundation for International Education

Hours for courses: 42 contact hours (courses can be scheduled up to 60 hours and the pay would reflect this)
Term dates: 60 contact hour course w/c 28 August – w/e 8th December. 42 contact hour course – w/c 4th September – w/e 20th October.

Foundation for International Education

The Foundation for International Education is a London-based, non-profit educational organisation, providing customised partnership and individual student enrolment programmes in London, Dublin, and Amman for undergraduates.

FIE London is currently seeking to contract a qualified, enthusiastic, and confident sessional instructor to teach multiple sections of Sporting London-Studying Identity and Culture through the Olympic Games, an undergraduate course in fall semester 2017. The ideal instructor will have a PhD (or be near to completion) in a directly related field and have experience of teaching at the undergraduate level. FIE classes are delivered to undergraduates from a variety of institutions, predominantly American universities. The ideal candidate will therefore have experience teaching American university undergraduates at a range of levels. Faculty are responsible for all aspects of course preparation, teaching, and assessment.

This is a sessional fixed term contract for services and not employment, hence candidates must be registered, or be able to register, as self-employed in the UK. Those on a Tier 4 (General) visa are not eligible for self-employment.

The essence of FIE's teaching and learning strategy lies in using the location of London in creative ways so as to enable students to develop subject-specific and intercultural competencies. We are interested in experiential education, which may be achieved through research projects and independent studies, academic internships, and service internship placements. We assist our students to become more reflective and to develop their analytical and presentational skills. By understanding a foreign culture, students should gain new perspectives on their own. Therefore, anyone who teaches a subject with us would have to be willing and able to incorporate field trips, site visits, guest lectures, and other experiential components as part of their teaching delivery strategy.

The course description is as follows:

This course provides an opportunity to understand sports in a British context against a backdrop of the Olympics, with London as the host city - 1908, 1948 & 2012. The module is presented from a historical and contemporary perspective and examines a series of themes and issues, primarily through sports history and the sociology of sport, with supplementary references to economics, politics, and the media.

The closing date for applications: ASAP – This is a rolling application until filled
Interview date TBC

To view the course outline and apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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