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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

PARTICULARS OF APPOINTMENT

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

SCHOOL OF ARTS, LANGUAGES & CULTURES

MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

LECTURER IN MODERN ISLAM (PART TIME)

VACANCY REF: HUM-016767

Salary: Grade 6, £36,914 pro rata, per annum, depending on relevant experience

Hours: 0.5 Fte

Duration: Fixed term from 1 September for 10 months

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Karl Posso (via Stephanie Holmes)

Email: Stephanie.holmes@manchester.ac.uk

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Overall Purpose of the Job

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC) contains one of the UK’s largest

concentrations of high-quality research and teaching in languages and linguistics. SALC is

seeking to recruit a temporary, teaching-focused lecturer to contribute to the activities of Arabic

and Middle Eastern Studies which is housed within the Department of Modern Languages and

Cultures. We are looking for an energetic colleague to help deliver courses on modern Islamic

culture and/or history with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. This 0.5 FTE, 10-month,

teaching-focused appointment will make an important contribution to Islamic and Middle Eastern

Studies at undergraduate level during 2021-22. Applicants must be fully fluent in English and

should, ideally, be fluent in Arabic too.

The School is strongly committed to the enhancement of excellence, in step with the University’s

ambitious plans as set out in the document Building on Manchester 2015 – towards Manchester

2020, which is designed to cement the University’s place within the world’s top 25 universities. In

REF 2014 the University was ranked fifth in the UK for research power; Modern Languages and

Linguistics was ranked third. The School achieved an outstanding REF result, demonstrating its

national excellence. Teaching is a key element of the School’s activity and students at all levels

benefit from the breadth of the School in that they can combine languages and also pursue

interests from a cross-cultural and cross-linguistic perspective.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the

Undergraduate Programme Director for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies with regard to

teaching activities.

  • Convene and deliver teaching for courses on modern Islamic cultural studies and/or

history which focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Teach on other related course units as required.
  • Provide formative and summative assessment, including appropriate feedback; working

with course convenors to set and mark examinations and coursework according to

University criteria.

  • Be available for consultation with students during a minimum of two designated office

hours per week.

  • Undertake other duties, administrative or otherwise, as may reasonably be required.

Person Specification

Essential

  • A PhD in a relevant field, submitted or very near completion.
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English.
  • Teaching experience in modern Islamic cultural studies and/or history at university level.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and ability to empathise with students.
  • Ability to work in a team and to contribute to collegiality.
  • Expertise in using IT resources, including virtual learning environments, for teaching

purposes, and experience developing online teaching materials.

Desirable

  • Fluency (oral and written) in Arabic.
  • Experience of university administration.

The candidate chosen will be the one who matches most closely the overall requirements of the

post, so candidates should address the above criteria in their applications.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to make a 20-minute presentation on teaching – the idea

here would be to offer a 20-minute section of an actual class, as opposed to an entire class

condensed into 20 minutes.

 

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