DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Teaching Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics

Location
Durham
Salary
£33797 - £44045 per annum
Posted
28 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2020
Ref
20000112
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The Role

Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in Medical Law and Ethics, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment that is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

This post is funded by an award from the Leverhulme Trust and seeks to provide teaching and administrative cover to support a 24 month period of research leave for the award holder.

Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic careers and the University is keen to maximise the benefit to as many people as possible. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.

The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 1 October 2020

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key responsibilities
* Teach on the undergraduate 'Medicine and Law' module and other relevant modules, demonstrating an increasing awareness of different approaches to and methods of teaching and supporting student learning
* Demonstrate the ability to manage own teaching and designing, planning and writing teaching materials;
* Lead a module and contribute to modules led by others by collaborating with colleagues on course development;
* Develop and deliver an inclusive curriculum and make an active contribution to an inclusive community in which diversity is embraced and celebrated;
* Supervise undergraduate student(s);
* Contribute to educational skill of colleagues, e.g. giving a seminar to colleagues or engaging in constructive discussion about a seminar;
* Build internal contacts and participate in networks to exchange information;
* Start to engage in scholarship (the creation, development and maintenance of the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines) e.g. develop online teaching resources;
* In addition to Board of Studies, membership of some departmental committees and professional body memberships;
* Student support, assessment of academic performance and provision of feedback, dealing with student disciplinary matters and complaints;
* Undertake effectively and efficiently any administrative role allocated by your Head of Department.
* To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
* To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
* To engage in continuing professional development by attending relevant training and development courses.