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Sessional Lecturers - Sociology

The University is seeking to appoint sessional lecturers to contribute to teaching on the BA Honours undergraduate program in Sociology.

Applications are welcome from candidates with teaching and/or research interests in any aspect of Sociology, although expertise in any of the following areas would be especially desirable: theory and methods, introductory sociology, crime, globalization, political sociology, ‘race’, ethnicity and education, gender and sexuality.

Successful candidates will be added to a register of sessional lecturers and will be advised when suitable work becomes available. Work is not guaranteed and may be as little as a few hours per week - it is advisable therefore that candidates are within commutable distance from the university.

NB. If you are successful at interview you will be invited to join a pool of sessional lecturers and we will contact you if suitable work becomes available. We are not able to guarantee employment as it will be subject to student numbers. The number of hours available might only be a few hours per week. If you have any queries regarding this please contact us on 01905 855170 or discuss it with us at interview.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Reference number: IHCAAC1704 - 3269

Job details

Job details

Salary
£41.47 an hour, incuding holiday pay of £9.12 an hour, and preparation, marking and course administration
Hours
As agreed
Start
As agreed
Duration
Temporary
Responsible to
Head of Department
Responsible for
N/A
Interview date
Interviews to be held on 14th June 2017

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Background

Background

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Main duties

Main duties

1. To prepare for teaching by developing an understanding of the content, learning outcomes and modes of delivery for the relevant sessions. This may involve research and reading in the subject area, and/or adapting existing materials and methods.

2. To prepare course materials, including setting assignments, producing reading lists, and course outlines and handouts, and ensuring that information is available to students in advance of the course and taught sessions.

3. To teach the sessions by lectures, seminars tutorials, and any other relevant form of learning method.

4. To be available for tutorial support to students at specified times.

5. To undertake marking, and other forms of assessment; ensure work is second marked and grades submitted.

6. To ensure regular contact with relevant Course Leader and to keep them informed of progress through the course.

7. To undertake other administrative duties related to the teaching.

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training.

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students.

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

1. A first degree in Sociology or closely related subject at a 2:1 or above) and/or Masters level degree Sociology (or closely related subject).

2. A PhD or near completion in any field of sociological research.

3. Experience of teaching at HE level or equivalent professional experience.

4. A commitment to interactive teaching methods with a learner centered focus.

5. Excellent communication skills (oral and written); excellent inter-personal skills; a commitment to effective team-working when required.

6. ICT competence for teaching purposes and associated course administration.

Desirable Criteria

1. Experience of course/module leadership.

2. A record of research and publication.

Applications from Non EEA Workers:

Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction.

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration.

Visit www.naric.org.uk/visasandnationality for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules.

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background.

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment.

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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