Jobs: Associate Lecturer, The Arab-Israeli Question (Birkbeck College)


Birkbeck College, University of London

Associate Lecturer A: The Arab-Israeli Question

Birkbeck College, University of London – Teaching

Purpose and Main Duties

We are currently looking to appoint a fixed-term Associate Lecturer A to teach the following 30 CATS Level 7 (MA) module beginning April 2015:

This is a taught MA module about the social, political and cultural history of the disputed territory of Palestine and its communally fractured population from the eve of the British Mandate through the creation of the State of Israel to the present (c. 1914-2014).

You will deliver teaching to Birkbeck students in order to enable them to complete their studies successfully and undertake all related academic duties and pastoral care. In particular, your main responsibilities will include preparation, teaching, administration and marking essays on this module.

The course meets for two hours once a week (timetabled for Wednesday evenings). 20 hours in total beginning Wednesday 22nd April 2015.

Candidate Requirements

The minimum requirements for selection are as follows:

  • A good first degree and good postgraduate degree in History or an equivalent qualification
  • A firm grasp of the history of Palestine, including both Israeli and Palestinian Arab history, and its related historiography
  • A good understanding of the needs of part-time adult learners and the ability to relate to their individual needs and engage their interest and enthusiasm
  • Experience of/or willingness to develop a range of teaching methods
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across relevant contexts
  • A working knowledge of IT including word, powerpoint and email, and experience of/or willingness to use (Moodle), a virtual learning environment
  • Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and independently as appropriate

Please note: Candidates will need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have a completed a PhD in a related subject area and have a teaching qualification.

Further Information

Informal enquiries on the roles can be made to the Course Director for the module, Dr Frederick Anscombe, however please note that only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

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.

Closing date for completed applications is midnight on Sunday 12th October 2014.

Following shortlisting, interviews will be held, date is to be confirmed.

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