Teaching Fellow and Centre Facilitator - Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion

University of Birmingham

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Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

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.

16 Apr 2019
03 Jun 2019

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-81111

Job Purpose

Background

To contribute to the strategic development of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion and to assist in the design, planning and delivery of and its activities to increase public understanding.

 

Summary of Role

Working with the Director to extend the existing Cadbury Centre strategic plan 2015-2020 to ensure a robust continuing strategy. Contribute to generating funding and may:a) contribute to enhancement of the student experience or employability; b) contribute to designing CPD programmes for clients external to the University and similar;c) contribute to deliver CPD programmes, consulting on own specialism and the like, often under the supervision of a project leader. Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.

 

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in the organisation of a Westminster symposium in June/July for the Women, Faith and Humanitarian Interventions project and the creation of the project toolkit on religions and development.
  • Work with the Director to extend the existing Cadbury Centre strategic plan 2015-2020 to ensure a robust continuing strategy. This will also require close working with the Development and Alumni Relations Office to pursue philanthropic funding opportunities.
  • Work with the Director to develop pipeline research project bids (including follow-on activity for the WFHI project and collaborations with Sydney and the UN)
  • Contribute to the design of modules, programmes and projects with other colleagues.
  • Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing the Centre’s activity, Frequently update own subject expertise.
  • Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from Centre development.
  • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the Centre’s research outputs and promotion of its activities and agenda.

 

Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to Theology & Religion or focussed on the impact of religion in fields such as: anthropology, sociology, political science, development, social policy, public sector administration or similar; or equivalent qualifications
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Experience in strategic planning, the pursuit of philanthropic and/or research funding and project development would be a considerable advantage, as would professional experience in the public or third sectors.

Closing Date 3 Jun 2019

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