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Teaching Fellow

University of Birmingham - Department of English and Linguistics

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2021
Closes: 6th December 2021
Job Ref: 98685

College of Arts and Law

School of English, Drama and Creative Studies

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434.  As this vacancy has limited funding, the maximum starting salary that can be offered is £31,406

Fixed-term for up to 31 Months

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

The Department English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham wishes to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow. The post holder will be expected to undertake approximately 16-18 hours of timetabled teaching per week at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level and participate in the department’s overall contribution to the School, College, and University. The post holder will also undertake personal academic tutoring and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate taught dissertations. The post will include organisation, management and leadership duties.

The successful candidate will have considerable relevant teaching and assessment experience in English Language and Linguistics and be committed to providing an excellent student learning experience. Experience of teaching widely across different levels and disciplinary areas would be an advantage.

Main Duties include:

  • Teach and mark modules at a range of levels to undergraduate and postgraduate students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
  • Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
  • Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. Frequently update own subject expertise.
  • Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes. 
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching
  • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and undertake organisation, management and leadership duties.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.

Person Specification

  • A PhD in English Language and/or Linguistics
  • High level analytical capability
  • Considerable experience of teaching undergraduate students and co-ordinating modules
  • Considerable experience of marking and co-ordinating the assessment of undergraduate work in English Language and Linguistics
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes 

Informal enquires can be made to Dr Joe Spencer-Bennett, Head of the Department of English Language and Linguistics, at j.a.bennett.1@bham.ac.uk.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit our careers website; https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 98685 in all enquiries.

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