Teaching Associate - Languages and Social Sciences

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Teaching Associates (3 Posts)
Languages and Social Sciences
Salary:    £34,520 to £38,833 per annum
Grade:    Grade 08
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (11 months fixed term contract)
Basis:    Full  or Part Time
Closing date:    23.59 hours BST on Friday 29 June 2018
Interview Date:    Week commencing Monday 16 July 2018
Reference:    R180226

The Sociology and Policy subject group is looking to appoint up to 3 Teaching Associates from 1st September 2018. The posts are to provide teaching and administrative cover for members of Sociology and Policy staff on maternity leave, replacement teaching for a Horizon 2020 project and Visiting Professorships. The posts are: 

1 full-time (1 Sep 2018 to 31 Jul 2019) to cover teaching in research methods, social divisions, race and racisms and racism, class and gender.
1 part-time (0.8) (1 Sep 2018 to 31 Jul 2019) to cover teaching in introductory policy analysis, government and management, ageing and corporate power.
1 part-time (0.8) (1 Sep 2018 to 31 Jul 2019) to cover teaching in social theory (introductory and advanced) and global society.     

Some redistribution of modules across the posts may be possible, depending on expertise and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and rapidly expanding Sociology and Policy subject group within the School of Languages and Social. It is therefore anticipated that the successful candidate will have a proven track record of teaching to a high standard, or that they can demonstrate this potential. This should include, appropriate to stage of career, teaching experience including lectures and seminars, teaching large and small groups, and experience of setting and marking assignments and examinations. Ideally, it may include experience of module design and implementation. Interest in and experience of innovative teaching and assessment practices would also be most welcome. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake administrative responsibilities, again appropriate to their stage of career. The Sociology and Policy group is keen that the successful candidates are committed to further strengthening the group’s collegial ethos.