KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Studies (Academic Education Pathway)

Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£38,826 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Posted
26 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Dec 2021
Ref
037593
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Job description

The Department wishes to appoint a Lecturer (Academic Education Pathway [AEP]) in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Studies for a period of seven months.  The appointment will run from 1 January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

The successful candidate will have a strong academic record appropriate for their career stage, and the potential to contribute to the Department’s research-enhanced teaching strategies. The successful candidate will teach and mark one module on Medieval and Early Modern Iberia: “Sefarad: The Jews of Medieval Spain in Literary History and Cultural Memory”.  They will also contribute to the teaching and marking of one co-taught interdisciplinary and cross-period first-year module: the first-year “Cultural Transformations: An Introduction to Modern Languages”. They will also contribute to the teaching and marking of core Spanish Language. Additionally, they will have an academic administrative role and undergraduate personal tutees. According to the terms of the AEP, the scholarship component of the workload should not exceed 20% and is expected to be substantially education-focused.

 

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 7 months

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

  Key responsibilities

Summary

  • To participate in the planning, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • To carry out administration as requested by the Head of Department.

Key objectives

  • Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department in accordance with established departmental practice.
  • Serve as module convenor.
  • Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department and assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems.
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning.
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences within subject-related areas.
  • Accept academic responsibility within the Department and Faculty, involving departmental administrative responsibilities in respect of student services, student recruitment and advice as well as participating in aspects of Faculty governance on Faculty committees.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.

Communication & networking

  • Communicate conceptual and complex ideas to a variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods.
  • Communication with students through the appropriate media.

Decision making, planning & problem solving:

  • Develop ideas for promoting the subject, disseminating and applying the results of scholarship and generating income.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures.
  • Ensure student needs and expectations are met.
  • Manage projects relating to own area of work.
  • Attend staff training courses as appropriate and identify areas in which further training is required.

Service delivery

  • Take a role in the provision of, managing, agreeing, and defining service standard.
  • Balance the pressures of teaching and administrative demands and competing deadlines.
  • Conduct risk assessments and take responsibility for the health and safety of students and others.

Analysis & research

  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and appropriate external activities.

Teamwork, teaching & learning support

  • Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and develop productive working relationship with others.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to student needs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across departments to deliver relevant interdisciplinary programmes.
  • Design teaching material and deliver across a range of modules within subject area.
  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
  • Supervise student projects at UG and PGT levels.
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material.
  • Identify areas of current provision in need of revision or improvement.
  • Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students.

Sensory/physical demands & work environment

  • Conduct risk assessments and take responsibility for the health and safety of students and others.
  • Balance the pressures of teaching and administrative demands and competing deadlines.

Pastoral care:

  • Take responsibility for the welfare of tutees and students on their modules.
  • Provide support and be considerate of other members of staff.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. 

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

1.       PhD in Literature or related field

2.       Teaching experience and/ or teaching potential at undergraduate level

3.       High-quality teaching skills: ability to communicate difficult concepts and material to students of all levels; ability to inspire students; ability to enable students to develop their individual intellectual and personal potential

4.       Excellent presentational skills: ability to present information and concepts in written and oral form to a variety of levels

5.       Excellent administrative skills: ability to support the organisational aspects of research-enhanced teaching and learning

6.       Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)

7.       Native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish

8.       Ability to teach modules in the area of Spanish medieval and early modern literature and culture

9.       Ability to contribute to the teaching of interdisciplinary and cross-period modules

10.    Ability to teach modules in the area of Spanish language

 

Desirable criteria

 

1.       Experience of teaching undergraduate students

2.       Higher education administrative experience, or equivalent

3.       Experience of or potential for teaching modules in the area of Spanish medieval and early modern literature and culture, including basic historical linguistics and interfaith relations

4.       Experience of contributing to the teaching of interdisciplinary and cross-period modules

5.       Experience of teaching Spanish modules in the area of Spanish language

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