Senior Teaching Fellow in Roman History and Epigraphy (102922 - 0621) . Job Reference: 1877229

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

June 24, 2021

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Classics & Ancient History

Salary

£41,526 - £49,553 per annum

Location

University of Warwick - Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term Contract 1 September 2021 for 12 months 36.5 hours per week

This post offers the opportunity to teach across the range of Roman history and epigraphy in a supporting and friendly department. You will also provide pastoral and administrative cover. You will have a research specialism in Roman History and the ability to teach Classical Epigraphy at Masters level, and Latin literature at UG and MA level.

You will organise and co-teach the first-year core module, Roman Culture and Society (including sessions on study skills) and convene and teach an Honours-level optional module. This will be either ‘The Roman Near East' or ‘The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian'. Both modules are taught in translation, but also have a Latin texts component for which you will teach weekly classes to those students with higher level Latin. You will also teach the Masters-level module ‘Classical Epigraphy' and contribute to the Core module on the Masters in Ancient Visual and Material Culture. You will supervise Honours and masters-level dissertations and mark exams and assessed work as required. You will need experience in lecturing and leading seminars, as well as in marking, supervising and offering constructive feedback.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with existing teaching experience to expand their experience within a supportive department, with undergraduates and postgraduates from a wide variety of backgrounds. You will devise your own teaching materials within the scope of the current prescriptions for these modules. You will be involved in many aspects of departmental life, tracking students' progress, participating in staff meetings and Open Days and assist in our engagement work with local schools and the wider public. You will also have the opportunity to gain experience in academic administrative roles by acting as personal tutor to students, and through undertaking administrative duties, as requested by the Head of Department.

Interviews will be held on-line via Microsoft teams at the end of June or early July, and will involve a teaching presentation and interview.

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this post is to provide teaching in Roman history and epigraphy, as well as pastoral and administrative cover.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

• You will act as module coordinator for the first-year undergraduate core module, Roman Culture and Society, which includes academic skills training. You will teach all lectures and seminars in Terms 1 and 3, and co-teach Term 2 in association with other colleagues. You will set essays and update bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person; update the module Moodle. You will set and mark the exam paper and run revision classes. You will monitor student progression and attendance. • You will act as module coordinator for an Honours-level Roman history module, either ‘The Roman Near East' or ‘The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian'. Please indicate in your covering letter which you would prefer to teach. You will teach all of the lectures and seminars; set essays and update bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person; update the module Moodle. You will run weekly text classes for students studying key texts in Latin. You will set and mark the exam paper. You will monitor student progression and attendance. • You will act as module coordinator for and teach the Masters-level module in Classical Epigraphy, and contribute to the Core module Approaching Ancient Visual and Material Culture for the Masters degrees in Ancient Visual and Material Culture. You will guide MA students in identifying appropriate essay questions, offering advice on methods and bibliography, and mark MA essays. You will also second-mark essays for other MA options. You will supervise and mark MA dissertations. • You may be asked to contribute to the teaching of the Advanced Language module for MA students, subject to demand. • You will supervise final-year undergraduate dissertations, and participate in seminar presentations from other students. You will give timely feedback on draft chapters, and mark dissertations for Finals. • You will second-mark essays and exams for other modules • You will be available to students at least 3 days a week in the department. • You will attend staff meetings • You will attend student inductions • You will update web pages for modules (including Moodle + Talis Aspire reading lists) • You will attend Open Days • You will participate in outreach events with schools or the wider public as requested by the Head of Department. • You will offer pastoral support to students as their personal tutor and also undertake administrative duties, as requested by the Head of Department.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PhD or equivalent in the field of Roman history. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Excellent knowledge of Roman history, epigraphy, and material culture. (a), (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to convey material clearly and in an engaging fashion. (d)

Essential Criteria 4

Teaching and lecturing experience at undergraduate level (a), (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 5

Organisational skills (a), (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 6

Collegiality (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 7

Experience of teaching Latin texts to undergraduates (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 8

Experience of giving constructive and detailed feedback on student work (a), (c),

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of masters-level teaching (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience of teaching and supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of using Moodle or other VLE (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 4

Administrative experience (a), (c)

Further Particulars

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching.

The Department of Classics and Ancient History has an established reputation for excellence in both teaching and research with a commitment to research-led teaching. We have a student population of around 200 undergraduates and 35 postgraduates, and 15 permanent academic staff, as well as a number of postdoctoral research fellows. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for both staff and students, with high levels of staff-student interaction.

The department values diversity, aims to challenge discrimination, and promotes equality. We are committed to strengthening our equality and diversity agenda both in relation to our community (students and staff), our research, and our curricula. Applications are welcome from under-represented groups, including people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, women, people with disabilities, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

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As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

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Closing Date

24 Jun 2021

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