Teaching Fellow in Anthropology of Africa

United Kingdom
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology is looking to appoint a teaching fellow (0
May 14, 2019
Jun 04, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job Purpose

To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, managed supervised by member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.

Main responsibilities include:
  • Teaching of courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates, postgraduates
  • and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School's teaching objectives are met.
  • Specifically, to teach and assess modules in Anthropology and African Studies. These are likely to include LC Anthropology of Africa (20 credits), LI/H Ethnographies of the marginalised (20 credits), LI Perspectives on Africa (20 credits). You will also contribute towards the teaching and assessment of Theory, Ethnography and Research (40 credits, our core Anthropology module at Level I); and to other modules in Anthropology and African Studies as appropriate.
  • 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, specifically final-year undergraduate dissertations in Anthropology, and second-year undergraduates' ethnographic research projects.
  • 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.)

Closing Date: 4 Jun 2019

Applicants should note that the department offers a Joint Honours degree in Anthropology. The programme includes compulsory modules on core anthropological theory and the ethnographic method; and optional modules in economic anthropology; anthropology of religion; popular culture; and kinship, gender and sexuality. Many of our undergraduates combine Anthropology with African Studies, although other combinations are also popular.We are interested in anthropological and critical approaches to development, particularly in African contexts, areas which previous modules have successfully explored.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Insa Nolte at the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: m.i.nolte@bham.ac.uk

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