Teaching Fellow (106314-0922) . Job Reference: 1888001

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 18, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only

Department

Mathematics

Salary

£32,348 - £42,155 per annum

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

Applications are invited for the role of Teaching Fellow at the Warwick Mathematics Institute, one of the UK's largest and most successful Mathematics departments, with around 1000 undergraduate students.

Alongside academic and pastoral duties, the Teaching Fellow will oversee our engagement with local schools and develop widening participation opportunities for those able to benefit from the Warwick Mathematics environment.

The successful candidate will have an academic background and a track record of delivering high quality, innovative teaching. A PhD qualification is required and experience of working in higher education.

We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Professor Dmitry Rumynin, Deputy Head of Department (Teaching) – D.Rumynin@warwick.ac.uk.

Applicants will need to ensure that each of their three referees emails a letter of recommendation to MathematicsPA@warwick.ac.uk

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver high quality teaching and pastoral support to undergraduate students in a challenging teaching environment. To oversee our engagement with local schools and develop widening participation opportunities for those able to benefit from the Warwick Mathematics environment.

To facilitate the workings of the undergraduate and postgraduate student administration, working in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Head of Teaching, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Head of Administration.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Key duties are:

(1) Coordinate the building of relationships with local schools, including school visits by Warwick students and school visits to the Warwick Mathematics Institute.

(2) Work with and provide subject specific input to University Widening Participation team.

(3) Work with Advanced Mathematics Support Programme on training and mathematics enrichment.

(4) Develop outward looking engagement (webpages, social media, public lectures), taking advantage of support from Institute of Engagement as appropriate.

(5) Contribute to outreach activities to prospective students, with sensitivity to diversity of intake including the widening participation agenda; adding value to our University Open Days and to our offer holder open days.

(6) Act as personal tutor to a significant number of students across all years of our degree programmes.

(7) Provide cover and support to academic modules, for example in lecturing, convening, marking exams and acting as supervisor.

(8) Promoting a sense of community between students and the wider department through the support of events and other helpful initiatives.

(9) Teaching on our degree programmes in an area of your speciality, showing imagination in experimentation and development.

(10) Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the role.

The duties and responsibilities outlined above are not intended to be an exhaustive list but to provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post holder will be required to be flexible in their duties, to collaborate with key stakeholders, and take on other duties as reasonably allocated by the Head of Department.

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

Possession of a PhD or equivalent qualification. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including innovative practice and the sensitive promotion of good practice. (a, c)

Essential Criteria 3

An ability to build credibility both with student and academic audiences. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 4

A demonstrable understanding of the wider student experience, particularly in relation to wellbeing, student support, study skills, and employability. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 5

Evidence of a capability to monitor and assess undergraduate student progression as well as to personally communicate responses to feedback back to students. (a, b, c)

Essential Criteria 6

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage positively with students, academic and professional staff, external organisations and other University staff at all levels and from varying disciplines. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 7

An ability to work effectively as a member of multi-disciplinary teams. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Excellent written and communication skills, including the ability to produce documents of a tone and aesthetic that will resonate with a student audience. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 9

Excellent analytical and IT skills and the proven ability to utilise these to facilitate work. (a, c, d)

Desirable Criteria 1

Track record of grants or funding for outreach activity. (a)

Further Particulars

The Department of Mathematics and the University of Warwick are proud of their diverse community of staff, students, and visitors, and are committed to maintaining an excellent record in teaching and research by ensuring that there is equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The Department of Mathematics holds a bronze Athena SWAN award and the University of Warwick holds Athena SWAN silver awards. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. In conjunction with some of the wider aspects of work life balance provided by the Department, the University has guidance on flexible working and the Department will consider any such requests within this framework.

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.

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

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.

Closing Date

18 Oct 2022

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