Job Opening: Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History

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Here is a call for applications for a position as Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History (10-month contract, starting September 2018) at the University of Leeds. Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research-led teaching in Caribbean History? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire students? Are you keen to contribute to research-led teaching in our department? You will carry out teaching in Caribbean History, with a particular focus on slavery and emancipation; identity, society and decolonization; and migration and travel. You will have a PhD in Caribbean History or a cognate discipline (or be close to submission) and relevant teaching experience. The deadline for submission of applications is June 15, 2018.

Description (Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History School of History, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures) Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out research-led teaching in Caribbean History? Do you have the ability to motivate and inspire students? Are you keen to contribute to research-led teaching in our department? You will carry out teaching in Caribbean History, with a particular focus on slavery and emancipation; identity, society and decolonization; and migration and travel. You will have a PhD in Caribbean History or a cognate discipline (or be close to submission) and relevant teaching experience.

What does the role entail? As a Teaching Fellow, your main duties will include providing a stimulating, supportive and relevant learning environment through the design and delivery of group teaching, the preparation of high quality learning resources and academically rigorous/challenging lectures, making effective use of technology; teaching on a range of modules, across the undergraduate and MA programmes. These are likely to include HIST3287: Caribbean Mobilities: Travel, Culture and Politics, 1838-1939 and/or HIST3724: Caribbean Identity, Society and Decolonisation; HIST2433: The Global Caribbean, 1756-1848; and HIST2435: The Popular Caribbean: A History.

You will also be expected to supervise undergraduate and master’s dissertations, as appropriate, and to contribute to team-taught modules (including HIST5838M: Approaches to Race). Other tasks include preparing students for assessment tasks, by offering appropriate guidance; grading work once submitted and providing timely, constructive feedback in accordance with and with reference to published marking criteria; facilitating the process of gaining feedback from students and evaluating module teaching in the light of experience, students’ achievement and feedback; and administration associated with module delivery and maintaining accurate records including student attendance and assessment records.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Simon Hall, Head of School of History

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3596, Email: s.d.hall@leeds.ac.uk

For more information, see https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=AHCHI1015

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