University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Lecturer for Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies (R&T and LTS Tracks)

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Lecturer for Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies (R&T; and LTS Tracks)

The College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Glasgow is seeking to appoint two new members of academic staff to complement and extend the expertise and activities of our sector-leading Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies. Each post will be co-located both in the Beniba Centre and in any one of the College's other Schools/subjects and will contribute to teaching and/or research and external partnership in both areas and to developing interdisciplinary collaborations. These new, open-ended investment posts demonstrate our commitment to further strengthening and building long-term capacity in the Beniba Centre and in cognate fields (for example, in scholarship relating to race and ethnicity, black and indigenous studies, reparative justice and decolonial pedagogies).

We are looking for candidates who will complement and enhance the work of the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies and contribute to the success of any of our other Schools/subject areas. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in the following scholarly fields: reparative justice; race; race and ethnicity; racism and anti-racism; Black and indigenous studies; colonisation and decolonisation; Global Majority studies; Black Studies; Caribbean Studies; the Portuguese-speaking African Diaspora, and Museum Studies. In addition, we welcome applications from candidates with an interest in Digital Humanities methodologies.

As part of our values-led approach, we are firmly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community in the College of Arts & Humanities. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who identify with underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We are also holding an informal webinar in early June (date tbc) to give interested candidates an opportunity to learn about the Beniba Centre as well as about the posts. Please register for this event here. If you are unable to attend the webinar, please note that a recording will be available following the webinar, and will be sent to anyone who has registered.

Post 1: Learning, Teaching and Scholarship (LTS) Track (Grade 7) The successful candidate will teach and convene courses across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the College of Arts & Humanities including the Master's programme in Reparative Justice (delivered jointly with the University of the West Indies); they will supervise PGT and PGR students; work alongside other academic and Professional Service colleagues to enhance the student experience; deliver new courses and programmes; pursue scholarship on pedagogy relevant to their discipline with the opportunity to develop leadership in this area and they will contribute to College and University initiatives to decolonise our curriculum and practices. They will undertake necessary administrative and service duties. They will work with others to initiate and sustain strategic external partnerships locally, nationally and internationally - including with HEI and non-HEI partners.

Job Purpose To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the College of Arts & Humanities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 1.Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School. 2.Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment. 3.Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession. 4.Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery,course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision. 5.Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment. 6.Engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others', teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area. 7.Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs. 8.Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access. 9.Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate. 10.Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate. 11.Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School. 12.To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/ Qualifications

Essential A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in a related discipline and/or teaching experience. A2 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area. A3 Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness. A4 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.

Skills C1 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.

Experience E1 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement. E2 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication. E3 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage

Post 2: Research and Teaching (R &T) Track (Grade 8) The successful candidate will undertake research of international excellence in any field relating to the work of the Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies and to any one of the College's other Schools/subjects (and future REF UoAs.) They will pursue external funding (via UKRI awards, consultancy and other routes) and they will contribute to knowledge exchange and impact activities relevant to their field of enquiry. They will teach and convene courses across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the College of Arts & Humanities including the Master's programme in Reparative Justice (delivered jointly with the University of the West Indies); they will supervise PGT and PGR students; work alongside other academic and Professional Service colleagues to enhance the student experience; deliver new courses and programmes and they will contribute to College and University initiatives to decolonise our curriculum and practices. They will undertake necessary administrative and service duties. They will develop and sustain strategic external partnerships locally, nationally and internationally - including with HEI and non-HEI partners.

Job Purpose To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the College of Arts & Humanities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities 1.Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area. 2.Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities. 3.Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field. 4.Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the subject area. 5.Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment. 6.Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision. 7. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment. 8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs. 9. To supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students. 10. Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School. 11. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate. 12. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School. 13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/ Qualifications

Essential A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area A2 Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate A3 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline to develop research and teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support

Skills C1 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes. C2 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding and developing early career academic colleagues. C3 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

Experience E1 Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area E2 Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives. E3 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods. E4 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge. E5 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication. E6 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

Terms and Conditions Salary will be Grade 7 £39,347 - £44,263 per annum or Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum. As part of your application, you will be asked whether you wish to be considered for the Grade 7 post, Grade 8 post, or both.

Both posts are full time (35 hours per week) and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect: 1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared. 2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension, benefits and discount packages. 3 A flexible approach to working. 4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University .

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community here.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Closing Date : 23:45 on Friday 7th June 2024

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in July 2024.

Vacancy Ref : 146090 Close Date : 07-Jun-2024 23:45

Job details

Title

Lecturer for Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies (R&T and LTS Tracks)

Employer

University of Glassgow

Location

United Kingdom

Published

May 11, 2024

Application deadline

June 07, 2024

Job type

Lecturer

Field

Linguistics,Literature

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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