Teaching Fellow (Comparative Social Policy)

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

September 26, 2022

Description

Job Identification

5169

Job Category

Academic

Locations

  • Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD, GB
  • Posting Date

    08/30/2022, 06:12 PM

    Apply Before

    09/26/2022, 11:00 PM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

    Health and Safety Requirements

    No key hazards identified for this post

    Criminal Record Check

    No criminal record check required

    Contract Type

    Fixed Term

    Job Description

    UE07 £35,333-£42,155

    Social Policy, School of Social and Political Science, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

    Full for 35 hours per week

    Fixed Term for 9 months from December 2022

    The School of Social and Political Science is looking for a Teaching Fellow with expertise in Comparative Social Policy.

    The Opportunity:

    You will contribute to the organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Social Policy, with a focus on MSc Comparative Public Policy.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A PhD or equivalent, either submitted or awarded by the time of appointment, in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of recent, sustained and developing attainments in teaching, appropriate to career stage, also indicative of commitment to, and potential for, excellence in teaching.
  • Evidence of an ability to design and deliver course materials and to assess student performance, including postgraduate taught programme dissertations, and to provide detailed feedback.
  • A proven record of ability to manage time and to work to strict deadlines.
  • A strongly developed student focussed approach.
  • Click to view a copy of the full job description (opens new browser tab)

    As part of your application, please submit a CV and covering letter that addresses your suitability for the role.

    Informal questions about this post can be directed to the Hiring Manger, Professor Richard Freeman, Head of Social Policy, via email at Richard.Freeman@ed.ac.uk.

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Click to access our staff benefits page (opens new browser tab) for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    Interviews will typically be held 2-3 weeks after the closing date.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab).

    The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The School of Social and Political Science (SPS) is one of the largest and most successful schools of social science in the UK, with global reach and local and global impact. Our goals are to promote excellence in education, research and innovation. The School comprises six Subject Areas plus a number of research and teaching centres and institutes, and a number of cross-Subject consortia and other units. The academic staff complement currently numbers c.200fte. Our staff profile is multi-disciplinary across the key social sciences with a strong and growing international orientation. The School has c. 1,100 undergraduate students on its programmes of study, over 500 taught postgraduates, and over 300 doctoral researchers.

    The School's primary aim is the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding of social science. We provide an outstanding educational environment and support the highest quality research. We deliver excellence in discipline-based and interdisciplinary programmes. In addition, as a School, we play a leading role in delivering learning opportunities for students across the University to engage with current global challenges and uncertainties and in equipping students with the social science tools and lenses they need to become active, responsible and critical global citizens and leaders. Building upon established strengths in the cross-subject areas of sustainable development, international development, quantitative methods, and global health the School is centrally involved in the University's Global Development Academy and Global Justice Academy, and contributes to the Global Academies of Health and of Environment and Society.

    In REF 2014, the School returned 96% of its eligible staff from Professors to early career researchers; a strategy that combined excellence with inclusion. All four Units of Assessment to which SPS contributed were rated amongst the top eight in the UK, and number one in Scotland, for their breadth and quality of research. Overall 36% of our research activity was classified as world leading with a further 41% assessed as internationally excellent. For two of those four Units of Assessment – Politics and International Relations, and Social Policy and Social Work – the whole of the research environment achieved the highest possible rating and was judged to be world leading.

    For further information about our school please visit https:// www. sps.ed.ac.uk/

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