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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Teaching Associate in South Asian Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies, to be based at the Centre of South Asian Studies. The post is available from 01 October 2017 - 30 September 2020. The roleholder should have a proven specialist academic interest in the modern and contemporary South Asia and be qualified to PhD level in a related subject area. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have recently completed their PhD and have teaching experience at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

-To plan and deliver seminars and classes in the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on the mandatory Core Course in the MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies. This will include at least 12 hours of seminars in the Michaelmas Term.

-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to explain concepts and complex information to non-experts, develop and encourage the commitment to learn in others and to present material to a range of audiences.

-To attend, and sometimes chair, the weekly South Asian Studies Graduate Research Seminars.

-To provide academic guidance to graduate students, and to supervise MPhil dissertations in their area of expertise.

-The roleholder should have some experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching at university level, including smaller group work. The role holder is expected to maintain and develop his/her knowledge in the subject area by reading other academic material, and take forward his/her own research.

-To take part in MPhil examining, including the setting and marking of papers, and the marking of graduate dissertations.

-To deliver seminars and classes in other POLIS MPhils, commensurate with his/her field of knowledge.

-Other duties as required by the Head of the Department commensurate with the nature and grade of the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application deadline for this post is Monday 17 July 2017.

Please quote reference UE12504 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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