Teaching Fellow in Egyptology - School of History and Cultures

University of Birmingham

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Position type:

Part time



23 Jun 2020
13 Jul 2020

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-2000020G

Position Details

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

School of History and Cultures, College of Arts and Law

Part time - 50% FTE

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322 with potential progression once in post to £42,792 (Grade 7)

Fixed Term for 12 Months

Closing Date - July 13, 2020


Role Purpose

  • To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, supervised by a member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.


Main Responsibilities

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within Egyptian history, literature, culture and language to undergraduates and postgraduates, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’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 and student dissertations.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is 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 College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
  • Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.


Scope of the Role

  • Teaching within own subject area within an established teaching programme (under the supervision from an academic member of staff)
  • Contribute to enhancement of the student experience and employability


Skills and Experience

  • Higher degree in Egyptology
  • Ability to teach ancient Egyptian language at Beginners and Advanced levels
  • 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


Planning and Organising

  • Plan and manage own teaching and tutorials as agreed by the Head of School or other academic supervisor.
  • Manage administrative tasks related to own work.
  • Decision Making (as appropriate to the specific role and purpose)
  • Teaching within an established teaching programme.
  • Decide in consultation with the academic supervisor/mentor on the most appropriate way of undertaking the specified teaching, including the appropriate teaching methods for groups of undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Assess and organise resources.


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