Lecturer in Scottish Ethnology

  • Làn-ùine / Full-time
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Tha seo dùinte do thagraichean ùra / Applications have closed
  • Tuarastal / Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 p.a.
  • Cùmhnant / Contract: Open-ended
  • Uairean san seachdain / Hours per week: 35
  • Gàidhlig / Gaelic: Na bhuannachd / Desirable

Làrach-linn / Website edinburghuniUniversity of Edinburgh

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Scottish Ethnology, situated within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures.

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to teaching, research and impact within the subject area of Celtic and Scottish Studies, including course design and delivery at pre-Honours, Honours and Masters level, and in due course, to the supervision of PhD students. While being encouraged to develop new and innovative courses within the discipline of ethnology, the successful candidate will have particular responsibility for the traditional arts, including song, instrumental music and intangible cultural heritage.

This is a full-time, 35 hours, open-ended position. The post is available from September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, and some flexibility on a start date is possible subject to negotiation.

Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 per annum.

The closing date for receipt of applications is no later than 5pm (GMT) 1st August 2018.

Informal queries are welcome and should be sent via email for the attention of Dr Neill Martin, Head of Celtic and Scottish Studies, to llc@ed.ac.uk.

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to addressing an equalities, diversity and inclusion agenda.

Job Details

Job title: Lecturer in Scottish Ethnology
School/Support Department: Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Unit: Celtic and Scottish Studies
Line manager: Head of Department

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to teaching, research and impact within the subject area of Celtic and Scottish Studies, including course design and delivery at pre-Honours, Honours and Masters level, and in due course, to the supervision of PhD students. While being encouraged to develop new and innovative courses within the discipline of ethnology, the successful candidate will have particular responsibility for the traditional arts, including song, instrumental music and intangible cultural heritage.

Main Responsibilities

Approx. % of time

Teach, supervise and assess at all levels within the subject area, with particular responsibility for the traditional arts including song, balladry, instrumental music and orality. Take responsibility for the design and development of new courses and for their quality, and contribute generally to the enhancement of high quality teaching in the department, notably in the planning and delivery of the new MScT in Traditional Arts Performance. Teaching duties may include the delivery of lectures and small group tutorials, design and delivery of online distance learning courses, and the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects and dissertations. This includes course organisation, and the provision of high quality assessment feedback in a timely fashion. 30%

Contribute to the research work of the department by pursuing an independent and/or collaborative research programme at an international level that leads to regular publication and presentation of results, and to successful applications for external funding. The successful candidate should apply knowledge derived from research to teaching in the Scottish Ethnology and Scottish Studies Programmes, including the supervision and recruitment of PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. 30%

Provide advice and support to students. This includes acting as a Personal Tutor for a set of students, and meeting with them at least once a semester according to stipulated School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures policy. 10%

Liaise closely with and contribute to the ongoing development of the School of Scottish Studies Archives and its related activities. This may involve undertaking and depositing fieldwork recordings, developing archive-related assessment types and helping to maximise the impact of SSSA through encouraging and promoting engagement with its resources within and beyond the University. 15%

Represent the work of the department and University in the field locally, nationally and internationally in relevant networks and/or in public activities. 10%

Undertake further administrative duties, as specified by the Head of School or Head of Department. 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

Essential
  • Educated to PhD level in Ethnology, Scottish Studies, or related discipline
  • Demonstrable ability to design and deliver inspiring teaching, assessment and research supervision
  • Proven expertise in the area of the traditional arts of Scotland, including such topics as Scots song, balladry, instrumental music, and Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Awareness of current developments in the wider field of ethnology, and the potential to contribute positively to them
  • Experience of undertaking advanced ethnological fieldwork
  • Potential to develop new and innovative courses and forms of assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • A commitment to undertaking ethnological research, and evidence of ability to contribute high quality research outputs for submission to REF
  • Familiarisation with the Scots language
  • Experience in a range of methods of teaching and delivery of course content at higher/further education level
  • Empathetic and student-focused
  • Ability to motivate students
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a wider team
Desirable
  • Familiarisation with Scottish Gaelic
  • Experience of active engagement or collaboration with national or local cultural organisations
  • Understanding of the role of archives within collection-centred ethnological practice
  • Experience of designing and delivering innovative teaching and learning practices, including e-learning
  • An interest in knowledge exchange and potential to develop impact case studies from your research
Dimensions
  • Contribute teaching and assessment on two undergraduate programmes (Hons in Scottish Ethnology and Hons in Scottish Studies) and three postgraduate programmes (MScT in Celtic and Scottish Studies, MScR in Celtic and Scottish Studies, and PG Cert (Distance Learning) in Scottish Culture and Heritage
  • Serve as Course Organiser for 2-3 courses per year
  • Supervise 2-3 undergraduate and 2-3 Masters dissertations per year.
  • Serve as Personal Tutor for up to 20 students per year
  • Serve as 2nd supervisor for up to 3 PhD students in first two years, and as 1st supervisor for 2-3 PhD students thereafter.
  • Deliver teaching to a range of class sizes, ranging from tutorials of around 10, to lectures of up to 250 students.
  • Publish an average of 2-3 scholarly articles or equivalent per year.

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