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Job Description   Main Duties
To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of work in high-quality journals. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.

· To conduct research within the field of Islamic Studies and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in high quality peer-review academic journals, delivery of conference papers, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.   Preference may be given to those with a speciality in Islamic law.
· To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, including major research funding proposals.
· To participate in School and Departmental research activities.
· To engage in research and publication with guidance, moving towards a REF returnable standard.

· To assist with delivery of the MA/Dip Islam in Contemporary Britain
· To scope the possibilities for development of new optional modules within the MA/Dip Islam in Contemporary Britain (e.g. a module on Islamic banking/Muslim chaplaincy, or Islamic Studies)
· To lead on the development of more flexible delivery of the MA/Diploma Islam in Contemporary Britain to attract new audiences, and to lead on the development of a PG Certificate pathway
· To contribute to existing Islamic Studies modules within the BA in Religious Studies, and contribute to new module development as part of a module team.
· To scope the possibilities for curriculum and programme development in Islamic Studies (e.g. development of a new Joint Honours degree, or collaboration with Islamic institutions).
· To supervise the work of students including the supervision of Undergraduate and Master’s students and the co-supervision of PGR’s
· To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students
· To inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students under the guidance of a mentor/module leader and develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.

· To play an active and engaged role in the life of the Jameel Scholarship Programme and Islam-UK Centre, including attending all Centre events (e.g. weekly Spring Semester Public Lectures; regular ‘Reading Group’ meetings, etc.) and regular team meetings
· Willingness to undertake the administration to support a major conference at the Islam-UK Centre in 2016/17
· To lead on alumni relations for the Islam-UK Centre
· To engage effectively with professional, academic, and faith community institutions etc., regionally and nationally, to raise awareness of the Centre’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the Centre and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
· To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.
· Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification Essential Criteria

Qualifications and Education
1.    Postgraduate degree at PhD level in Islamic Studies. Preference may be given to those with specialism in Islamic law.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
2.    An established expertise and proven portfolio of research in Islamic Studies

3.    Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level

4.    Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field

5.    Proven ability to publish in high quality peer-review journals

6.    Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding

7.    Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the School’s teaching programmes

Pastoral, Communication and Team Working
8.    Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication

9.    The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor

Desirable Criteria

1.    Proven ability to work without close supervision

2.      Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.

3.    Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.

4.    A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration and development.

Salary Range Min. 31,342
Salary Range Max. 37,394

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