Social Sciences And Humanities Teaching Fellow (birmingham International Academy)

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Job Description

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Position Details Academic Services Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434 Grade 7 Full Time, Permanent Closing date: 23rd March 2022
Background The Birmingham International Academy (BIA) is a teaching unit within the University of Birmingham that delivers the International Foundation Pathway, Presessional English and Academic English (Insessional) for international students. Formed in 2012, the BIA has seen major growth across all programmes and with a new recruitment agreement in place should see significant growth in its International Foundation Pathway programmes over the next 5 years. We are seeking an individual to teach and advise International Foundation Pathway students within own subject area (Law) and within an established teaching programme, supervised by the academic lead for the Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law (ASSBL) who has ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the modules taught. Birmingham International Academy is committed to the Safeguarding of young people. A DBS check and references will be required for this role.
Role Summary The post holder will be expected to teach within the broad area of Politics, Sociology, English Literature and/or History to an A level standard. This will be within an established teaching programme (under the supervision pathway’s academic lead). Dependant on experience, the candidate may also deliver on other elements of the pathway. Reporting to the Head of BIA and working with the pathway academic lead the individual will form part of a teaching team delivering the BIA’s Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law pathway. They will be expected to contribute to learning materials and or curriculum development or management (specialist duties may include assessment development, teacher development, VLE development, quality systems and audits). The post holder will also undertake other teaching related activities and any other relevant duties, as directed by the Head of BIA or BIA Operations and Development Director.
Main Duties

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within Politics, Sociology, English Literature and/or History to an A level standard to foundation and undergraduate programmes, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the BIA and Colleges’ teaching objectives are met.
  • Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
  • Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
  • Frequently update own subject expertise.
  • Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
  • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.
Person Specification
  • Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
  • Knowledge or experience in delivery at International Foundation or A-level
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
  • Experience of safeguarding the welfare of students.
  • The ability to form professional working relationships with all students, including under 18s and vulnerable adults.
Informal equiries to Hayley Maxwell, email:
Valuing excellence, sustaining investment We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

Primary Location GB-GB-Birmingham
Work Locations Birmingham International Academy Priorsfield, 46 Edgbaston Park Road University of BirminghamEdgbaston Birmingham B15 2RT
Job Specialist/Professional
Organization Academic Services
Schedule Regular
Job Posting 01.03.2022, 6:00:00 PM
Grade (for job description) Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis) 31,406.00
Maximum Salary 43,434.00
Advert Close Date 23.03.2022, 6:59:00 PM

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