Teaching Fellow in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Fixed Term)
Durham University is one of the world’s top universities, boasting a welcoming and vibrant international community. Durham is an exceptional place in which to base your career. Our strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences see us listed as a top 5 UK and top 100 global university with our students and our world-leading academics sitting at the heart of delivering our ground-breaking work. As part of our ambitious strategy, we are growing and we look forward to welcoming your application.
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The Department seeks to appoint an exceptional Teaching Fellow for a period of six months to teach on a range of social science modules across all academic years. Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity to gain valuable experience and support from experienced staff. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, including during the summer period, and there will also be administrative duties that relate to education, pedagogy and recruitment. We seek to appoint an individual who wants to join a multi-disciplinary teaching community, and who are dedicated to tackling inequalities, promoting social justice and ensuring better health and wellbeing within and through sport, exercise and physical activity.
The post is for a fixed term of 18 months. It is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term. Successful applicants will ideally be in the post by February 2022. The successful applicant will contribute to the Department’s taught programmes, which are ranked in the Top 10 best sport-related degrees in the country. They will also be required to be an excellent citizen by successfully contributing to the administration of the Department, undertaking citizenship roles appropriate to their career stage.
Durham University’s strategic plan identifies a diverse and inclusive workforce as one of our key priorities. The Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, therefore, welcomes colleagues with the experiences and competencies to contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity and diversity throughout campus life.
For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/sportandexercise/
The Department seeks to appoint an exceptional Teaching Fellow for a period of 18 months to convene and teach on a range of social science modules, as specified in the section below.
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 February 2022
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.