Associate Lecturer A - Politics

Birkbeck, University of London
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jun 24

Position description

You will deliver teaching to Birkbeck students (either BA students or MSc students), in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully, as well as undertaking scholarship to maintain and enhance your knowledge of the appropriate subject area(s) with the support of Research & Teaching Colleagues. These posts call for lecture preparation and delivery as well as conducting seminars and undertaking administration and assessment.

Opportunities will be available on a range of modules. Please indicate your preferred areas and specialisms. The range includes: global governance and security, political and sociological perspectives on war, Middle East politics, the politics of population change, contemporary politics and political activism, and social and political theory. Further details and reading lists are available on request.

You will be expected to be familiar with a variety of teaching methods: delivering lectures with appropriate use of IT, managing group discussions in a seminar setting, setting examinations and other forms of assessment, and marking students’ essays and examination scripts.

Teaching at Birkbeck is delivered between 6pm and 9pm, with lectures and seminars for each module on the same day of the week. Further information about the timetable and the start and end dates for each term is available on request.

The minimum requirements for selection are listed below:

  • A degree in an appropriate area (iPolitics or International Relations) and teaching experience in this field.
  • Relevant teaching experience, ideally working with students within the HE sector.
  • A good understanding of the needs of students, particularly adult learners and an ability to relate well to their individual needs.
  • Experience of or willingness to develop a wide range of teaching and assessment methods
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across a range of relevant contexts
  • A working knowledge of IT including word, excel, email and experience of/ willingness to use a virtual leaning environment - Moodle.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice. 

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