The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Islamic Theology and Ethics — LIMITE : 11/07/2021

Teaching Fellow (Islamic Theology and Ethics)
University of Birmingham – School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion – College of Arts and Law

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30,942 to £32,817 with potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th June 2021
Closes: 11th July 2021
Job Ref: 97692

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year. Due to funding restrictions maximum starting salary available for this post will be £32,817

Fixed term for/until From 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2023

Interview Date: 27th July 2021

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Islamic Theology and Ethics for a fixed term of 24 months (1 Sep 2021 to 31 August 2023). The post-holder will teach courses at a range of levels to undergraduates and postgraduates, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the Department’s teaching objectives are met. The post-holder will contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues, will plan and prepare teaching, undertake management/administration arising from teaching, including some oversight of established programmes, and otherwise contribute to Departmental teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.

The Teaching Fellow is expected to co-teach in both Semesters, including making discrete contributions across the academic year to the first year module Introduction to the Study of Islam, second year module The Human Condition, and postgraduate modules Research Methods, Approaches to the Study of Islam. Opportunities to supervise on undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations may also be possible.

This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a vibrant department, committed to innovative, inclusive and accessible teaching and learning, with an excellent research environment. The Department team’s expertise spans the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and political perspectives to the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that impactful research in the unit has changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities. Various research projects, centres and postgraduate programmes operate within the Department, including the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, the Science, Knowledge and Belief in Society Research Group, and the Centre for Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

Person Specification:

Higher degree relevant to research or teaching area or equivalent qualifications
High level analytical capability
Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
Ability to design and deliver effective undergraduate and taught postgraduate module materials successfully
Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a wider team
Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Amy Daughton

Closing date: 11.07.2021 Reference: 97692

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27 July and will be held via Zoom or equivalent online tool.

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