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Teaching Associate in Hebrew Bible (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th June 2022
Closes: 5th July 2022
Job Ref: ARTS264822

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a Teaching Associate in Hebrew Bible with expertise in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical hermeneutics, and reception history.

We believe in an inclusive working environment for all. We are welcoming, supportive, and caring, and pride ourselves on our positive community. Diversity is vital to our success and fundamental to our values, and we want to continue to tackle the issues faced by underrepresented groups in Theology and Religious Studies. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference in this regard, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the field.

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About the Role

Your role as Teaching Associate will be varied and challenging. You will convene and teach our Level 1 modules ‘Interpreting the Hebrew Bible’ (yearly) and ‘Introduction to Biblical Hebrew’ (23-24), the Level 2 module ‘Intermediate Biblical Hebrew’ (22-23), the Level 2/3 module ‘Women and Warfare in the Hebrew Bible’ (22-23), and a Level 2/3 module in Hebrew Bible in your area of expertise (23-24). Teaching responsibilities will also include undergraduate dissertation and postgraduate research supervision, contributions to the Level 1 module ‘The Bible in Music, Art and Literature’ and to other undergraduate modules subject to considerations of overall workload.

You will have an excellent track record of delivering quality teaching to undergraduate students. You must have a PhD already awarded (or submitted with viva pending) in Hebrew Bible or a related area with expertise in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical hermeneutics, and reception history. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to design and deliver high quality up-to-date course materials. 

The well-being and development of our students is of utmost importance to us, so the successful candidate will take a proactive role in the pastoral support of students. You will also be responsible for a reasonable share of departmental administration, and the ability to collaborate effectively with others is essential. A high level of IT skills will be required, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. You will have the ability to work accurately under pressure, whilst prioritising your own work activities in response to differing needs and demands.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term, full-time (36.25 hours per week) contract, commencing 1st September 2022 and ending on 30th June 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jon Hoover, Head of Department, email: jon.hoover@nottingham.ac.uk; please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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