Lecturer (Fixed Term)

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

November 1, 2021

Description

Lecturer (Fixed Term)

The Economic and Social History subject area in the School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking temporary teaching replacement for Honours teaching in the history of the modern Middle East and North Africa, c. 18th-20th centuries, and pre-Honours teaching in global economic and social history. This is a seven-month post and the successful candidate should be able to start in December 2021 or January 2022.

Job Purpose

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

3. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

4. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

6. Engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and

conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.

7. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access, as apporpriate.

9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Qualifications

Essential

A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in a related discipline and/or teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential

C1 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area.

C2 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

C3 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

C4 Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.

C5 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.

C6 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

C7 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

Please note that as part of your application you must address and demonstrate how you meet EACH of the essential/desirable criteria . If you do not address each criteria in the format explained above you will not be shortlisted for interview.

Standard Terms and Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching, Grade 7, £36,382 - £40,927 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for 7 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Dr Rosemary Elliot, Rosemary.Elliot@glasgow.ac.uk

Closing Date: 01 November 2021.

The University of Glasgow is the current Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref : 069329 Close Date : 01-Nov-2021 23:45