Associate Lecturer A - Politics

Birkbeck, University of London
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 14

Position description

You will deliver lectures and seminars to Birkbeck Masters 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.

The post requires a specialism in International Relations with particular focus on global governance and security. It involves delivering lectures for the second part of a core Master module entitled Global Politics, Governance and Security. 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 8pm on Tuesday nights commencing on 21 January for 7 weeks (term 2 only). Further information about 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 (International Relations or related Politics specialism) 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.

Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

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