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Full Time, Fixed term for 12 months

Grade 7 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

The Department of History is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow (1.0) in Modern European History. The position is a fixed-term appointment for one year from 1 September 2019. The successful candidate will have a PhD in history, or be near completion of a PhD, and have demonstrated ability to: teach on a range of modules including Nationalism in Modern Europe, 1815-1914 and Visions of Utopia: Socialism around the World, 1800-1980; contribute to the team-taught module Europe in the Age of Total War; contribute to teaching and administration; contribute to undergraduate and Masters-level modules introducing historical theory and methods; contribute experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent; fluent written and spoken English.

Duties include:

Teach courses through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the department’s 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.
Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment and formative assessed work contributing to the final award – essays, dissertations or presentations etc. - 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 School, College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
Contribute to the department’s teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
Teach and assess modules, the main ones being: a second year option Nationalism in Modern Europe, 1815-1914, a third year option Visions of Utopia: Socialism around the World, 1800-1980, and the team-taught second year option Europe in the Age of Total War.


Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
High level analytical capability
Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully, in particular to deliver the modules indicated above
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Closing date: 9 April 2019 Reference: 80826

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit

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