Teaching Fellow in Roman History
University of Warwick Department of Classics & Ancient History
United Kingdom

Teaching Fellow in Roman History (101681-059) 

 

 

Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only

Department

Classics & Ancient History

Salary

£30,395 - £39,609 per annum, pro rata

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term, Part-Time Contract for 12 months, from 1st September 2019 onwards

 

29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)

 

The purpose of this post is to provide teaching in Roman history, covering for Prof Kevin Butcher who has won an ERC Advanced Grant. You will have a research specialism in the Roman Near East, as well as the ability to teach more broadly on Roman history and material culture.

 

You will organise and teach the second/third-year optional module, ‘Roman Near East’, and supervise undergraduate dissertations. You will also contribute to other modules, as relevant to your research interests, and to teaching on the Masters in Ancient Visual and Material Culture. You will need experience in lecturing and leading seminars. Experience in marking, supervising and giving constructive feedback will be an advantage.

 

This is an opportunity to gain a wide range of teaching experience within a supportive department, with undergraduates and postgraduates from a variety of backgrounds, devising your own teaching materials within the scope of the current prescriptions for these modules. You will be involved in many aspects of departmental life, tracking students’ progress, participating in staff meetings and Open Days. You will be expected to be available to students at least 2 days a week in the department during term time.

 

Interview Date: Monday 8 July

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this post is to provide teaching in Roman history and culture, covering for Prof Kevin Butcher who has won an ERC Advanced Grant. You will have a research specialism in the Roman Near East, as well as the ability to teach more broadly on Roman history and material culture.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

• You will act as module coordinator for the second/third-year optional module, ‘The Roman Near East’. You will teach all of the lectures and seminars; set essays and update bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person; update the module Moodle. You will set and mark the exam paper. You will monitor student progression and attendance.

 

• You will contribute lectures and seminars relating to Roman history and material culture to other modules, as relevant to your research interests. These modules may include the core first-year module on ‘Roman Culture and Society’, the second-year Core module ‘The Hellenistic World’ and optional modules such as ‘Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology’, ‘Domestic Space in the Roman World’, and ‘The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian’. You will set essays and update bibliographies; mark essays and give timely feedback via Tabula and in person. You will set questions for the exam paper and mark them, as requested by the module convenor. You will monitor student progression and attendance. You will participate in the study visit for first-years to the British Museum or Ashmolean Museum.

 

• You will supervise final-year undergraduate dissertations, and participate in seminar presentations from other students. You will give timely feedback on draft chapters, and mark dissertations for Finals.

 

• You will second-mark essays and exams for other modules

 

• You will contribute to teaching on the Taught Masters in Ancient Visual and Material Culture, in relation to your research interests. You will guide MA students in identifying appropriate essay questions, offering advice on methods and bibliography, and mark MA essays which you have supervised. You will also second-mark essays for other MA options.

 

• You will be available to students at least 2 days a week in the department.

 

• You will attend staff meetings

 

• You will attend student inductions

 

• You will update web pages for modules

 

• You will attend Open Days

 

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.

 

Person Specification

 

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

PhD or equivalent in the field of Roman history, including study of the Roman Near East. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Excellent knowledge of Roman history and culture. (a) (c) (d)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to convey material clearly and in an engaging fashion. (d)

Essential Criteria 4

Relevant teaching and lecturing experience (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 5

Organisational skills (a) (c) (d)

Essential Criteria 6

Collegiality (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to supervise undergraduate dissertations in Roman history and culture. (a) (c)

Essential Criteria 8

Ability to give constructive and detailed feedback on student work (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of dissertation supervision (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience of masters-level teaching (a) (c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience of using Moodle or other VLE (a) (c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

 

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

 

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching. To find out more about the University please visit: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/humanresources/about/.

 

The Department of Classics and Ancient History has an established reputation for excellence in both teaching and research with a commitment to research-led teaching. We have a student population of around 200 undergraduates and 35 postgraduates, and 15 permanent academic staff, as well as a number of postdoctoral research fellows. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for both staff and students, with high levels of staff-student interaction. To find out more about the department, please visit our website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics.

 

Right to work in the UK

 

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system

please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2.

 

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

 

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Other Information

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date

26 Jun 2019


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