Teaching Fellow in the History of Art (Medieval/Early Modern)

***Please note the closing date is 6 June and not 28 June as advertised on Jobs.ac.uk***

***Interviews will take place on 28 June by zoom***


School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434

Grade 7

Full Time

From 1 August (or as soon as possible thereafter) to 31 July 2023

Closing date: 6th June 2022

Interview date: 28th June 2022


To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, supervised by member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.

Summary of Role

•    Deliver high quality teaching at UG and PG level in an established programme.
•    Convene and deliver two optional modules: Year 2 ‘Power Society, Politics: Religious Art in Northern Europe, c. 1400-1600’ and Final Year  ‘Women and Artistic Culture in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period’; convene and/or contribute to the delivery of other modules including the second year module ‘Research Techniques in the History of Art’; the first year modules ‘Writing Arts Histories I: Antiquity to the Enlightenment’ and ‘Writing Arts Histories II: Modern and Contemporary Art’; and ‘A History of Art in 20 Objects’, plus undertake associated marking and assessment.
•    Contribute where necessary to other modules and marking.
•    Supervision of BA and MA dissertations as appropriate in own specialism and beyond.
Fulfil administrative roles as required by the Head of Department

Main Duties / Responsibilities

•    Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
•    Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
•    Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
•    Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
•    Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
•    Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining.  (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
•    Frequently update own subject expertise.
•    Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
•    Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
•    Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
•    Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
•    Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
•    Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.
•    Attend field trips (including in EU) where required and possible.

Person Specification

•    A PhD in the History of Art (or near to completion) with a specialism in the medieval and/or early modern period
•    Teaching experience in the history of art, especially in relation to the medieval and/or early modern period at BA and/or MA level
•    Experience of teaching, assessing and supporting students in a university department or equivalent
•    Ability to organise co-taught modules with other members of staff
•    Ability to teach works of art in-situ (CV19 permitting) and lead study visits where required
•    Ability and flexibility to fit easily into existing teams to deliver a range of modules
•    A specialism and interest in an area of History of Art and/or exhibitions that can contribute to other modules, module development, dissertation supervisions etc.
•    Excellent time management
•    Fluent written and spoken English
•    Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
•    Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
•    Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
•    Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28th June 2022 via zoom. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to prepare a ten-minute teaching-focussed presentation that will be delivered to the panel during the interview.

For further information please contact Dr Elizabeth L’Estrange, e.a.lestrange@bham.ac.uk