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To offer high quality research-led teaching in the area of social science theories and methods, with particular reference to qualitative methods and study of faith communities.   The post-holder will be required to teach two modules on the MA ‘Islam in Contemporary Britain’ and to contribute to supervision and assessment of students on the programme, alongside the production of research leading to published work in high quality journals.

· To design, prepare, deliver, and lead on assessment for two M-level modules for the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain, these being ‘Principles of Research Design’ and ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ for first delivery in the academic year 2015/16.
· To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with assessment and administration of students on the MA Islam in Contemporary Britain.
· To supervise Master’s student dissertations in the field of Islam in Britain
· To provide pastoral, tutorial, and career support to students
· Willingness to contribute to the wider undergraduate teaching programme of the Department of Religious Studies from academic year 2016/17

· To conduct research within either sociology of qualitative research methods and theories, sociology of religion, or study of contemporary Islam, 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, deliver of conference papers, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students.
· To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals
· To participate in Islam-UK Centre and Departmental research activities.

· 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
· 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.    The successful applicant will have, or will be about to complete, a postgraduate degree at PhD level in a relevant subject.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2.    An established expertise and proven portfolio of teaching within the area of social science theories and methods, with preference for those with particular expertise in qualitative methods, and either sociology of religion,   or, Islam in the contemporary world

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-reviewed journals

6.    Familiarity with qualitative data analysis software packages, e.g. NVivo

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

10.    Knowledge and understanding of Islam, especially in its UK setting

11.    Proven ability to work without close supervision

12.    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.

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

14.    Familiarity with the use of online research and learning resources, or a willingness to acquire this familiarity

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

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