Teaching Associate in Philosophy (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 5th December 2021
Job Type
£31406 to £35326 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

The Department of Philosophy is looking to appoint a Teaching Associate in Philosophy with undergraduate teaching responsibilities in the areas of Philosophy of Religions and Continental Philosophy. The post is cover for Professor Philip Goodchild, who has been awarded a two-year research grant as part of the Widening Horizons in Philosophical Theology project.

As a member of the Department of Philosophy, you will become part of a pioneering university that provides an exceptional education and delivers transformational research. We are committed to equality of opportunity and creating an inclusive working environment for all. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming, supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community.

Your role as Teaching Associate in the Department of Philosophy will be varied and challenging. You will convene our first-year module ‘Philosophy of Religions’ and the second-year module ‘Continental Philosophy’ (module details are here). Depending on student enrolments there may also be some teaching responsibilities on other undergraduate modules, dissertation modules, and MA modules. You will have an excellent track record of delivering quality teaching to undergraduate students. You must have a PhD already awarded (or near completion) in the field of Continental Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Religions. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to design and deliver high quality up-to-date course materials.

The well-being and development of our students is of utmost importance to us, so you will take a proactive role in the pastoral support of students. You will also be responsible for a reasonable share of departmental administration, both individually and in teams, so an ability to collaborate effectively with others is essential. You will be expected to engage in professional development related to teaching and engage with local and national teaching developments. A high level of IT skills will be required, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. You will have the ability to work accurately under pressure, whilst prioritising your own work activities in response to differing needs and demands.

This post will be offered on a full-time (36.25 hours), fixed-term contract commencing 31/01/2022 and ending on 28/01/2024. Arrangements for job share would be accepted.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Neil Sinclair, Head of Philosophy - Please note that applications sent directly to this email will not be accepted.

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