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Associate Lecturer A - MA Culture, Diaspora, Ethnicity

Birkbeck, University of London

Location: London
Salary: £59.65 per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th April 2019
Closes: 31st May 2019
Job Ref: 384307

The Department of Psychosocial Studies is currently looking for a part-time fixed term Associate Lecturer to teach the following for 2019 – 2020 for the MA Culture Diaspora Ethnicity (beginning in September 2019).

Study Skills: Autumn Spring and Summer Terms

10 hours or five X two hour sessions spread throughout the academic year £59.65/hour.

Independent Research Module: Autumn term

Thursday evenings from 3 October 2019

Attend lectures (10 x evening sessions approx 6.00-7.30pm paid at £23.88/hour run seminar group for MA CDE students (10 x evening sessions approx 7.30-8.30pm paid at £59.65/hour).

Culture Community Identity: Spring term

Tuesday evenings from 14 January 2020

Attend lectures (10 x evening sessions approx 6.00-7.30pm paid at £23.88/hour) run seminar group for MA CDE students (10 x evening sessions approx 7.30-8.30pm paid at £59.65/hour).

*This depends on student numbers and will be confirmed in autumn.

Culture Community Identity: Spring Term

Dates 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 (£59.65/hour; pay includes first marking of up to 5-6 dissertations and supervision of 0.5 hours/student; further supervision payable up to 5.5 hours/student paid @ £23.88/hour).


  • Personal Tutorials (approx. 10 hours/term): 15 minutes/student/term/module is included in hourly teaching pay; anything provided above this paid at £23.88/hour.
  • Meetings x 2/term - £23.88 per hour (capped at a maximum of £40 per meeting)
  • Marking for ‘Race’ Racism Postcoloniality | January 2018 - £13 per essay

The duties of the Associate Lecturer 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.

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.

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.


Payment is based on an hourly rate depending on length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £59.65 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. 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.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Yasmin Narayan Programme Director via

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender & cultural diversity of its workforce holding an Athena SWAN award membership of WISE operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 July.

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