Teaching Fellow, UCL

Teaching Fellow in Philosophy of Science, Ref:1645177

UCL Department / Division: Science and Technology Studies

Grade: 7

Hours: Full Time

Salary: (inclusive of London allowance) £37,936 - £41,163 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL Department of Science & Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary department active in teaching and research in contemporary science and technology studies (including (a) science policy and governance, (b) communication, engagement, and evaluation, and (c) sociology of science), and integrated history and philosophy of science.

The department seeks to appoint a Teaching Fellow to cover teaching in the 2017-18 session. The post must be taken up by 19 September 2017 and ends 10th June 2018. It is not renewable and it is not subject to extension.

The main duties of the post will involve teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the subject area, undertaking project supervision as agreed, completing marking for these modules in a timely fashion, undertaking administrative and pastoral duties associated with the modules, and contributing to the academic life of the department.

The specific modules assigned to this post will be:

  • HPSC1003 Philosophy of Science 1
  • HPSC3020 Philosophy of Natural Sciences
  • A Master's level module in philosophy of natural sciences, of the tutor's own design.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant(s) should hold a PhD in an appropriate subject area, or otherwise show significant professional development in the area of subject to be taught. Near completion of a PhD thesis is acceptable, provided the candidate can demonstrate significant expertise in the subject of the module. A HEA-accredited teaching certificate in higher education, or equivalent is desirable. They are expected to have an integrated approach to science and technology studies and to be capable of teaching undergraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. The primary criterion for appointment to the post is evidence of teaching excellence in the area of the appointment.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed here. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

As part of the application, candidates may submit one sample syllabus from a module either previously taught by themselves or proposed for teaching within STS, plus a statement of their pedagogy.

Two letters of academic recommendation will be required for candidates who have been shortlisted.

For enquiries about the substance of the position, please contact Professor Joe Cain, Head of Department, UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies - sts-hod@ucl.ac.uk

For enquiries about the application process, please contact Ms Lori Coletti Campbell, Department Manager - sts-vacancies@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 27 May 2017

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview date: Week Commencing 5 June

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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Teaching Fellow in Philosophy of Science - Job Description / Person Specification