Trinity College Pastoral Studies Lecturer

University of Glassgow
July 17, 2024
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Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Trinity College Pastoral Studies Lecturer

Background

This 2 year post is supported by external funding from the Church of Scotland Mission and Discipleship Council, the Presbytery of Glasgow and Trinity College (Kerr Trust).

Job Purpose

To broaden participation in vocationally linked theological education by encouraging a broad range of students, including non-traditional students, to enrol in ‘Short' Courses offered through Glasgow University's Theology and Religious Studies Subject Area. To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Critical Studies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of the TRS Short Course range and to other undergraduate teaching within Theology and Religious Studies in the School of Critical

2. Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level and to the ultimate achievement of School /Subject objectives. Studies.

3. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.

6. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

7. Engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.

8. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

9. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

10. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/ Qualifications

Essential:

A1 Good degree in a relevant subject (Theology/Biblical Studies/Religious Studies)

A2 Up-to-date knowledge of subject area, to include a broad knowledge of pastoral studies/practical theology, missiology and congregational learning, with a developed specialism in one of these areas.

A3 Knowledge of the context for vocationally linked theological education in relation to the practice of ministries and congregational life in the Church of Scotland and other Scottish denominations.

Desirable :

B1 An awarded PhD or D Min in Theology and Religious Studies Experience

Skills

Essential:

C1 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity

Experience

Essential:

E1 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement

E2 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication

E3 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Doug Gay ([email protected]).

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for to 2 years.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www. gov.uk/skilled- worker-visa.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 148868 Close Date : 17-Jul-2024 23:45

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