Associate Lecturer A – MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity

Birkbeck, University of London - Psychosocial Studies

Purpose and Main Duties
The Department of Psychosocial Studies is currently looking for a part-time fixed term Associate Lecturer to teach the following for 2017–2018 for the MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity to begin on 11 September 2017

Study Skills (Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms)
10 hours or five x two hour sessions spread throughout the academic year.

Independent Research Module (Autumn term, dates tbc)
Attend lectures (10 x evening sessions, approx. 6.00-7.30pm.
Run seminar group for MA CDE students (10 x evening sessions, approx. 7.30-8.30pm).

Culture, Community, Identity (Spring term, dates tbc)
Attend lectures (10 x evening sessions, approx. 6.00-7.30pm).
Run seminar group for MA CDE students (10 x evening sessions, approx. 7.30-8.30pm) This depends on student numbers and will be confirmed in autumn.*.

Culture, Community, Identity (Spring Term, date tbc)
A guest lecture on the module.

Dissertation workshops (Summer term, dates tbc)
Run up to 5 (exact number tbc) x 2.5 -hour workshops for MA CDE students to present work in progress.

The duties of the Associate Lecturer A include preparing for and conducting seminars, responding to students' email queries, meeting students for personal tutorials, administration and undertaking the assessment marking on all core modules on the programme. Full details on the potential duties of an Associate Lecturer A can be found in the further information section below.

Successful applicants who are new to teaching may be required to take the Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Supporting Learning in Higher Education or attend the College's 'Fundamentals of Teaching' course.

Candidate Requirements
Full requirements of the role are outlined in the role profile attached. Successful applicants are likely to be those close to completing or who have completed a PhD in Cultural and Postcolonial Studies, Psychosocial Studies, Sociology or a related field. Teaching experience and prior experience in a similar role is desirable, ideally working with adult students within the FE/HE sector, as is the interest and capacity to teach study skills, a teaching qualification and research publications.

About the Department
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Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £57.55 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of service with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Informal enquires can be made to the Programme Director Dr Yasmeen Narayan via email to however please note that only completed formal applications through the online system can be considered.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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