Teaching Associate in American Studies (fixed-term) University of Nottingham, Department of American & Canadian Studies United Kingdom

Teaching Associate in American Studies (fixed-term)



Closing Date
Thursday, 16th November 2017

Job Type

American & Canadian Studies

£29799 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for this fixed term post in the Department of American and Canadian Studies (ACS). ACS is a vibrant academic community with a focus on excellence in teaching and research. The department’s work is of the highest quality, and it was the top-ranked American Studies department in the UK for research impact and power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.


The purpose of the role is to provide teaching cover for a colleague with full-time research commitments. The successful candidate will undertake teaching and administration in the Department of American & Canadian Studies. Precise duties will vary from year to year, based on the shifting demands of the teaching programme. It is anticipated that duties will include co-teaching and contributing to core American History modules, teaching independently or as part of a team on Level 2 and Level 3 optional modules, convening the undergraduate dissertation modules, provision of pastoral care and responsibility for allotted administrative roles (in areas related to assessment, examinations, or attendance, for example).


Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or cognate field with a focus on US History. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be especially valuable: colonial America; 18th- or 19th-century U.S. history; the history of slavery and/or the Civil War; African American history and culture; indigenous history and culture. Candidates with cross-border expertise including Canadian or Mexican history are also invited to apply. Candidates should have the ability to deliver modules to large (50+) and small groups, using lectures, seminars and tutorials, as appropriate. A proven track record in university teaching and experience of convening modules is also essential, as is the ability to design course materials and organise the delivery and assessment of taught courses within an agreed quality framework.


This position is available on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 31st December 2020.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Susan Billingham tel: 0115 9514271 or email susan.billingham@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.


The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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