Teaching Fellow in English Literature - School of English, Drama and Creative
Studies - 97509 - Grade 7 - (210000XO)
School of English, Drama and Creative Studies
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With
potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year.
Part Time - 70% FTE (26.25 hours per week)
Fixed Term Contract from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022
Closing date – 20 June 2021
As a 0.7 fte Teaching Fellow in the Department of English Literature, the post
holder will be expected to undertake approximately 12 hours of timetabled
teaching per week at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level and
participate in the department's overall contribution to the School, College,
and University. The post holder will also undertake personal academic tutoring
and supervise UG and PGT dissertations. The post will include organisation,
management and leadership duties. The successful candidate will have
considerable relevant teaching and assessment experience in the field of
English literature across a range of periods, and be committed to providing an
excellent student learning experience. Experience of teaching widely across
different levels and disciplinary areas would be an advantage, as would
experience of teaching American literature and culture and/or dystopian
writing. This is a part-time, fixed-term appointment and is available from 1st
September 2021 until 31st August 2022.
Teach and mark modules at a range of levels to undergraduate and postgraduate
students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the
School's teaching objectives are met.
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.
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
Frequently update own subject expertise.
Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-
reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance
own teaching and learning processes.
Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit
to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project
Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and undertake
organisation, management and leadership duties.
Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement
activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under
supervision of a project leader.
Scope of the Role
Teaching within an established teaching programme
Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and/or employability
Skills and Experience
A PhD in English Literature, or close to completion
High level analytical capability
Considerable experience of teaching undergraduate students and co-ordinating
Considerable experience of marking and co-ordinating the assessment of
undergraduate work in English Literature
Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader
The Department of English Literature
The Department of English Literature is a central part of the School of
English, Drama and Creative Studies within the College of Arts and Law; our
partner department within the School is the Shakespeare Institute, based in
Stratford upon Avon. The Department has an excellent track record in teaching
and an active research culture that emphasises excellent publications,
productive collaboration within and beyond the University, and wide-ranging
public engagement. Staff in the department research, publish and teach across
the full chronological range of English Literature from Old English to the
present day and are committed to a rich diversity of theoretical, historical
and intellectual approaches to their subjects.
The School of English, Drama and Creative Studies (EDACS)
This is a vibrant and thriving school, situated within the College of Arts and
Law. It hosts a community of academics and students researching and learning
in all areas of English and American literature, Language and Linguistics,
Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Drama and Theatre Arts. It has particular
strengths in the study of Shakespeare both on campus and at our Shakespeare
Institute in Stratford upon Avon. Our undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes offer students the opportunity to combine academic scholarship with
creative practice through performance, film and creative writing. EDACS aims
to promote inter-disciplinarily and intellectual collaboration both in
teaching and research.
The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer. The School of
English, Drama and Creative Studies recognises that strength and success comes
from diversity and strives to maintain a flexible and supportive environment
that enables all staff and students to flourish.
For further information please contact Dr Dave Gunning, Head of the Department
of English Literature,The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15
2TT. Telephone: 0121 414 2763, Email: D.R.Gunning@bham.ac.uk.
Valuing excellence, sustaining investment
We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and
welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to
discussions around all forms of flexible working.
University of Birmingham Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT
: Academic Non-clinical
: English, Drama and Creative Studies
: 07.06.2021, 6:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Advert Close Date
: 21.06.2021, 5:59:00 AM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 31.08.2022