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Teaching Fellow in English Fiction to 1945

University of Birmingham - School of English, Drama and Creative Studies in the College of Arts and Law

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 6th July 2022
Job Ref: 99860

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Fixed-term for up to 12 months

As a Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Literature, the post holder will be expected to undertake approximately 14-16 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 UG and PGT dissertations.  The post will include organisation, management and leadership duties. The successful candidate will have considerable relevant teaching and assessment experience in the field of English Literature, across a range of periods, and ideally across different levels and disciplinary areas. The candidate should be committed to providing an excellent student learning experience. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate expertise in research and/or teaching the works of George Orwell. 

Main Duties/Responsibilities include(s):

  • 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.
  • Redesign and deliver the existing final-year undergraduate module ‘Orwell’s Books’.  
  • 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.  (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
  • 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.

Person Specification includes;

  • A PhD in English Literature
  • 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 Literature
  • Proven expertise in research and/or teaching of the works of George Orwell.
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Dave Gunning, Head of the Department of English Literature, Email: D.R.Gunning@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 above or visit our careers website; https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 99860 in all enquiries.

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