Teaching Associate in American and Canadian Studies
University of Nottingham Department of American and Canadian Studies
United Kingdom

Teaching Associate in American and Canadian Studies (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Sunday, 7th August 2022
Job Type
American & Canadian Studies
£31406 to £40927 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Our School thrives through the different ideas and experiences of colleagues, who come from a mix of cultures and backgrounds. We strive to foster a welcoming, inspiring and supportive workplace. We are seeking applications from candidates whose background, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our existing team and would especially welcome applications from members of groups who are currently underrepresented in the School, particularly Black, Asian and minority ethnic scholars. We understand that having a mix of perspectives, lived experiences and approaches to teaching and research enhances our day-to-day work and enriches our School community.

Applications are invited for this fixed-term post in the Department of American and Canadian Studies (ACS), within the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies (CLAS). ACS is a vibrant academic community with a focus on excellence in teaching and research. In the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise (2021), 96% of the department’s research activity was assessed as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent.’ The purpose of the role is to provide replacement teaching for faculty currently covering non-teaching roles. The successful candidate will undertake teaching and teaching-related administration in the Department of American and Canadian Studies. Duties may vary, depending on the demands of the teaching programme.

Teaching will include seminars and lectures (normally 2 modules in each semester). In the first instance, we require cover on core team-taught level 1 modules Approaches to Contemporary American Culture 1 and Canadian Literature, Film and Culture, and one other module to be confirmed, plus Undergraduate dissertation supervision, and marking across both semesters. The successful candidate will also be responsible for provision of pastoral care and responsibility for allotted administrative roles (in areas related to assessment, examinations, or attendance, for example). 

Candidates must have completed or be close to submission of a PhD (or equivalent) in American Studies or American and Canadian Studies by start date of post. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches. 

Candidates should have the ability to deliver modules to large (50+) and small groups, in both face-to-face and online modes, using lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials, as appropriate. A proven track record in university teaching and experience of convening modules is desirable, as is the ability to design course materials and organise the face-to-face and online delivery and assessment of taught courses within an agreed quality framework. 

Further information about the School is available at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas.  

This is a part-time (18.12 hours), fixed term post from 1st September 2022 to 30th June 2024.

Interviews for this post will take place on 24th August. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Vivien Miller via email: vivien.miller@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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