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Teaching Fellow - College of Arts and Law - Grade 7 - 98685

Employer
University of Birmingham
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434
Closing date
Dec 6, 2021

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Sector
Art and Humanities, Law
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
University and College
Jobseeker Type
Academic (e.g. 'Lecturer')
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Position Details

College of Arts and Law - Department of English Language and Linguistics

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434

Full Time - Fixed Term until 31.08.24

Closing date: 6th December 2021

Background

The Department of English Language and Linguistics

The Department of English Language and Linguistics is a world-leading centre of excellence for both teaching and research in English Language and Linguistics, with students based in Birmingham as well as in over thirty different countries. It forms a central part of the School of English, Drama, and Creative Studies, within the College of Arts and Law. The Department has an excellent track record in teaching and an active research culture with productive collaboration within and beyond the University, and wide-ranging public engagement. Staff in the department research and teach across the full range of English Language and Applied Linguistics, including Corpus Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, New Media, and English Language Teaching.

The School of English, Drama and Creative Studies (EDACS)

This is a vibrant and thriving school, situated within the College of Arts and Law. It hosts a community of academics and students researching and learning in all areas of English and American literature, Language and Linguistics, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Drama and Theatre Arts. It has particular strengths in the study of Shakespeare both on campus and at our Shakespeare Institute in Stratford upon Avon. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offer students the opportunity to combine academic scholarship with creative practice through performance, film and creative writing. EDACS aims to promote inter-disciplinarily and intellectual collaboration both in teaching and research.

Role Summary

As a full-time Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, 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 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 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. This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment and is available from 1st January 2022 until 31st August 2024.

Main Duties
  • 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

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend for interview and deliver a presentation.

For further information please contact Dr Joe Spencer-Bennett, Head of the Department of English Language and Linguistics, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: j.a.bennett.1@bham.ac.uk

Equal Opportunities The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer. The School of English, Drama and Creative Studies recognises that strength and success comes from diversity and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment that enables all staff and students to flourish.

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

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