Associate Lecturer in Social Anthropology, Birkbeck, University of London, Londres (Angleterre) — LIMITE : 01/06/2015

Purpose and Main Duties

Based with the Department of Geography, Environment & Development Studies this is an exciting opportunity for applicants with specialist interest in teaching Social Anthropology to adult learners on a range of undergraduate Social Anthropology courses.

We are looking for a part-time fixed term Associate Lecturer A to teach as part of a small team teaching on the Social Anthropology programmes for the autumn 2015 and spring 2016 terms.

Your main responsibility will be preparation, lecturing and leading seminars on the undergraduate modules, contributing to and undertaking student assessment and examinations across the programme and undertaking the administrative work and student pastoral care associated with teaching on the modules.

Modules are taught 1 evening per week, 6 – 9 p.m. (combining lecture, seminar and small group work) in 10 week modules and 1 reading week, 20 minute tutorials to be made with students by appointment.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will ideally have, in addition to the details on the attached role profile :

– A postgraduate qualification in Social Anthropology or a relevant area (A PhD, or equivalent, or near to completing a PhD in a relevant area is desirable).
– Relevant teaching experience (lecturing/leading seminars) at undergraduate level, ideally working with adult students within the HE sector.
– Ability to lecture and lead seminars for a first year Undergraduate module ‘Doing Anthropology’, and/or final year module ‘Anthropology, Diaspora and Development’.
– A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and an ability to relate well to their individual needs and to engage their interest and enthusiasm.
– Experience of/or willingness to develop a wide range of teaching and assessment methods.
– Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across a range of relevant contexts.
– A working knowledge of IT including word, excel, email and experience of/willingness to use Moodle, a virtual learning environment.
HEA fellowship is desirable
– Particularly able to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate.
– Willing to engage in reflective practice.

Please note that candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

Further Information

Remuneration: Payment is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of continuous service with the College (starting rate £55.65 per hour inclusive of pro-rata London Allowance and holiday pay) for contact hours worked. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier which covers preparation, teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course.

The closing date for application is midnight Monday 1 June 2015.

Interview will be held following shortlisting and are currently schedules for Monday 15 June 2015.

Informal enquiries on the role can be made to the Programme Director Dr Penny Vera-Sanso via email to

however, please note that only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all candidates irrespective of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. Birkbeck is a member of the ‘positive about disability’ two ticks scheme and guarantees to interview all candidates who meet the essential criteria for the post.

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