Teaching Fellow in Music - Department of Music - Grade 7 - 99567

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

May 25, 2022

Description

Teaching Fellow in Music - Department of Music - Grade 7 - 99567 - (220000T3)

Description

Position Details

School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434

Grade 7

Full Time (or with an option of two 0.5 FTE Teaching Fellows on job-share basis)

Fixed term contract From August 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to July 2023 (12 months)

Closing Date: 25th May 2022

Background

To teach and advise undergraduate and postgraduate students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, supervised by a member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.

Summary of Role

The Department of Music is looking to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow (or two 0.5 FTE Teaching Fellows on job-share basis) to cover planned teaching on modules focusing on Undergraduate and MA-level music. In addition, the successful application may supervise MA portfolios and undertake second marking within the department on a range of topics at a variety of levels as required. The role may also involve providing pastoral support for students through group tutorials and office hours, taking on administrative roles, and attending departmental meetings. We are open to appoint either one candidate or two candidates on the basis of job-share so encourage applications from candidates even where they might not have expertise across full range of modules outlined in the person specification.

• Deliver high quality teaching at UG and PG level in an established programme. • Contribute to the delivery of Year 2 optional module ‘Music Cognition' (20 credits) teach topics related to experimental music and music and the internet in the first year modules ‘Music and Ideas' and ‘Music and Cultures', and contribute to the teaching of ‘Studio Composition' across the UG and MA curriculum, plus undertake associated marking and assessment. • Contribute where necessary to other modules and marking, including marking and supervision of BA and MA portfolios as appropriate. • Fulfil administrative roles as required by the Head of Department

Main Duties / Responsibilities

• Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates and postgraduates, 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 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 academic supervisor.) • 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 leader. • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching. • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching- related administration. • 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. • Promote equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification

• A PhD in Music (or near to completion) • Teaching experience in experimental music, music cognition and studio composition at BMus and MA level • Experience of teaching, assessing and supporting students in a university department or equivalent • Ability to organise co-taught modules with other members of staff and specialist staff from the Department of Music • Ability and flexibility to fit easily into existing teams to deliver a range of modules • A specialism and interest in an area of Music that can contribute to other modules, module development, dissertation supervisions etc. Those with a specialism in experimental music and studio based composition are especially encouraged to apply. • Familiarity with online delivery or willingness to learn • Excellent time management • Fluent written and spoken English • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

For further information please contact Annie Mahtani (a.j.mahtani@bham.ac.uk) (do not submit applications via this email address)

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.

Qualifications

See attached

Primary Location

: GB-GB-Birmingham

Job

: Academic Non-clinical

Organization

: Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Schedule

: Temporary

Full-time

Job Posting

: 03.05.2022, 6:00:00 AM

Grade (for job description): Grade 7

Salary (Pay Basis)

: 31,406.00

Maximum Salary

: 43,434.00

Advert Close Date

: 26.05.2022, 5:59:00 AM

Fixed Term Contract End Date 14.08.2023

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