Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NT Lectureship at University of Glasgow

A friend of mine just forwarded this info to me; I am sure there are many of you out there both qualified and interested in the current academic job climate, or for those of you who always wanted to live in Scotland:

Lecturer in New Testament, University of Glasgow

Reference Number 00024-1
Location Main Campus (Gilmorehill)
Faculty/ Services Faculty of Arts
Department 180 Theology and Religious Studies
Job Family Research & Teaching
Position Type Full Time
Salary Range £31,513 - £35,469 (grade 7)

Job Purpose
To actively contribute to teaching at taught masters and undergraduate level, to supervise postgraduate students and to undertake research and administration as directed by the Head of Department
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute to the organisation and delivery of the taught masters and undergraduate programme in New Testament.

2. Maintain and further develop research profile through high quality internationally recognised publications and support the departmental research strategy.

3. Prepare grant applications and secure grant funding in a manner that supports and enhances the academic profile of the Department.

4. Share in the supervision of postgraduate students

5. Supervise individual student projects and assist with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.

6. Contribute to the development of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research led approach to student learning.

7. Engage in professional development as appropriate

8. Participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning

9. Undertake departmental administration as requested and supported by the Head of Department.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Good first degree and PhD in subject related area.
A2 Excellent emerging research profile
A3 Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of research within subject area
A4 An interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching in biblical studies

B1 Ability to make personal contribution to departmental specialisms in research and teaching. These include: dialogue between religion and contemporary critical theory; religion in relation to literature and the arts; religion and contemporary society.
B2 Be able to contribute to courses in early Christianity

C1 Excellent communication skills both orally and written.
C2 Good interpersonal skills
C3 Time/project management skills
C4 Ability to work as part of a team
C5 Ability to work with little supervision

E1 At least 1-2 years teaching experience at a postdoctoral level
F1 Postgraduate teaching experience

Job Features
Planning and Organising
Reactive - Daily queries from departmental staff/students.
Plan and organise administrative duties on an ongoing basis

Decision Making
Prioritise own work.
Experimental design.
Decide on choice of journal for publication of research and conferences to attend.
Content of course(s)

Internal/External Relationships
Head of Department for exchanging information, research strategy, learning and teaching strategy.
Staff/Research students to advise and motivate.
U/G students for teaching and learning support.
Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
Grant funding bodies (income generation)
Journals (publishing)

Problem Solving
Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students involved with area of teaching/research.
Assist postgraduate students with problems relating to research.

Standard Terms & Conditions
The salary will start at the first point on the Research and Teaching grade, level 7, Scale £30,763 - £34,625 per annum.

The successful applicant (if aged under 60) will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Probation Period

Lecturers, on appointment, will normally be required to serve a period of probation; exceptionally Senior Lecturers might be required to serve a period of probation, particularly when they have had no previous university experience. The period of probation, which will normally be three years, may be reduced or waived by the Director of Human Resources on the recommendation of the Appointing Committee having regard for the previous experience of the person appointed.

In exceptional circumstances, when an appointee to a Lectureship has no postgraduate degree or has not worked in a lower level academic position the Appointing Committee can recommend that 4 years of probation be completed.

Relocation assistance may be provided where appropriate

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