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Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies
Location(s) London
Employment Type Permanent
Job Listed 19-Nov-2019
Job Description

Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies, STEP
Salary £38 - £43,000 pa (dependent on experience)

Based London Kings Cross

The Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) is a joint postgraduate programme run by The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and SOAS, University of London. The programme recruits a largely international student body and extends over two academic years culminating in two postgraduate awards: the MA Muslim Societies and Civilisations and the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Reflective Practice. Following completion of the academic programme in London, graduates proceed to an in-service phase of teaching at the secondary level in their own countries.

The IIS is currently looking to recruit an experienced and creative Teaching Fellow in Islamic Studies interested in pedagogic innovation, who will support the delivery and ensure the quality, stability and enhancement of teaching provision pertaining to STEP, with particular focus on the MA Muslim Societies and Civilisations. We are seeking to appoint a candidate who can demonstrate an extensive knowledge of and ability to teach:

• within the discipline of Islamic Studies and related subject areas (e.g. Islamic History, Muslim Societies and Civilisations, the Qur’an, Literature of Muslim Societies)
• Research Methods

The post will involve convenorship of modules which involves some lecturing, organising and conducting seminars, assessment of academic performance and provision of feedback and undertaking academic-related coordination and administration. The role will involve leading and developing teaching and learning approaches for the subject, supervision of postgraduate taught dissertations, academic advising, as well as general advice and pastoral care. As the academic year has already commenced, the post holder will be expected to support modules which are already ongoing and set up new ones.
The position is envisaged as an academic role requiring academic and research credentials, teaching and leadership experience, decision-making and problem-solving capacity. Candidates will need a PhD and post-doctoral expertise in Muslim societies and civilisations, as well as teaching experience in the Higher Education sector. Experience in leadership and team building, as well as excellent organisational and administrative skills, are essential.

Due to UK Immigration regulations we can only accept applications from candidates who have a legal right to work in the UK.

Successful applicants will ideally be in post by January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please apply online with CV and covering letter online below, where you can also download the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources cgomez@iis.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Thursday 5 December 2019.

Interviews will be held on 9 and 11 December 2019.




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