Teaching Associate in American and Canadian Studies

University of Nottingham Department of American and Canadian Studies

United Kingdom

Teaching Associate in American and Canadian Studies (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 7th August 2020
Job Type
American & Canadian Studies
£30942 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for this fixed-term post in the Department of American and Canadian Studies (ACS). ACS is a vibrant academic community with a focus on excellence in teaching and research. The department’s work is of the highest quality, and it was the top-ranked American Studies department in the UK for research impact and power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

The purpose of the role is to provide replacement teaching for a Leverhulme Award holder and other faculty currently covering non-teaching roles. The successful candidate will undertake teaching and teaching-related administration in the Department of American & Canadian Studies. Duties may vary, depending on the demands of the teaching programme. In the first instance, teaching will be include seminars and lectures (normally 3 modules in each semester) on both core team-taught Level 1 American History modules and the core team-taught Level 2 Key Texts in American Social & Political Thought, and co-teaching on the Level 2 African American History and Culture and another upper level module, plus Undergraduate dissertation supervision and marking across both semesters. The successful candidate will also be responsible for provision of pastoral care and responsibility for allotted administrative roles (in areas related to assessment, examinations, or attendance, for example).

Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or cognate field. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches. Candidates should have the ability to deliver modules to large (50+) and small groups, in both face-to-face and online modes, using lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, as appropriate. A proven track record in university teaching and experience of convening modules is desirable, as is the ability to design course materials and organise the face-to-face and online delivery and assessment of taught courses within an agreed quality framework.

Further information about the School is available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas

This position is available on a fixed-term basis from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Vivien Miller via email: vivien.miller@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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