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Lecturer in Humanities (Foundation Year)

Swansea University - Arts and Humanities

Location: Swansea
Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2019
Closes: 18th December 2019
Job Ref: AC03871

Hours of Work: Full Time, however applications for part time work will be considered

Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus, Swansea

Please Note: A PhD in a relevant subject area or a degree and relevant professional experience or qualification and a recognised teaching qualification that would lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a commitment to achieve this is essential for this role

Main Purpose of the Post

The College of Arts & Humanities is seeking a lecturer to lead and develop its successful Foundation year. Several programmes in the College share this foundation year, which provides students with a broad introduction to university life, training in a range of transferable skills, and some specific subject content. Modules on offer in 2019-20 include ‘Being Human in a Globalised World’, ‘Introduction to Research and Social Inquiry’, and ‘Personal Development Communication’. Students also undertake a ‘Final Project’ where they write an extended essay on a subject linked to their chosen degree.

The post-holder will be Foundation Year Director and will manage and enhance the Foundation offering; coordinate the teaching teams; convene the compulsory skills modules, and contribute, where appropriate, to the subject content.  Applicants may have a background in a particular Humanities subject, but should be able to look across disciplines and teach on cross-COAH programmes. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in helping students make the transition to university study. This will involve engaging students with a range of different needs, some of whom may have been out of education for a number of years.  The Foundation Year Director will be expected to engage in recruitment activities and, where appropriate, in our ‘partnership’ initiatives with the community, in the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT), and in such University initiatives as ‘Reaching Wider’.

The position may involve teaching across College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) programmes and for the Department of Adult Continuing Education. This may involve occasional working in the evenings or weekends in order to deliver off-campus or out-of-hours teaching and recruitment activities. 

Informal enquiries contact details and Further Information

Informal Enquiries are welcome and can be directed to Mr Mark Jones, Associate Professor : or Dr Stephen McVeigh, Associate Professor, 

Shortlisiting Date: TBC

Interview Date: TBC

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation. The college has an under-representation of women in the areas of academia, so would particularly encourage applications from these backgrounds. Appointments will always be made on merit.

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