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Teaching Associate in Islamic Studies (Fixed term, part time)


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £32,348 to £36,386 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience.
Closing Date:  Friday 28 April 2023
Reference:  ARTS103323

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham is looking to appoint a Teaching Associate in Islamic Studies.

We believe in an inclusive working environment for all. We are welcoming, supportive, and caring, and pride ourselves on our positive community. Diversity is vital to our success and fundamental to our values, and we want to continue to tackle the issues faced by underrepresented groups in Theology and Religious Studies. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference in this regard, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the field.

Shortlisting is anonymous: we cannot see any personal data or the ‘Additional Information’ section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions based on the person specification, rather than CV or letter.

About the role:

The primary purpose of this role is to provide cover for academic staff temporarily working on other assignments. Your role as Teaching Associate will be varied and challenging. You will convene and teach our upper-level undergraduate module ‘Muslims and Others: Ethics, Theology, and History’ and contribute extensively to the teaching of our level 1 module ‘Interpreting Islam’. Responsibilities will also include contributions to other undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching subject to considerations of overall workload and expertise.

You will have an excellent track record of delivering quality teaching to undergraduate students. You must have a PhD already awarded in a relevant subject area or to be awarded by time of appointment. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to design and deliver high quality up-to-date course materials.

The well-being and development of our students is of utmost importance to us, so the successful candidate will take a proactive role in the pastoral support of students. You will also be responsible for a reasonable share of departmental administration, and the ability to collaborate effectively with others is essential. A high level of IT skills will be required, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. You will have the ability to work accurately under pressure, whilst prioritising your own work activities in response to differing needs and demands.

This is a part time 0.7fte (25.38 hours per week) post, offered on a fixed term basis commencing 1st September 2023 and ending on 31st March 2024.

Interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 22nd May.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jon Hoover, Head of Department, email:; please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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