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University Teacher in Digital Media and Society

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Department of Sociological Studies has a major international reputation for excellence in research and teaching across Sociology, Social Policy, Digital Media and Social Work and achieving high levels of cross-fertilisation between the three disciplines. It is committed to understanding society and social change, and to research and teaching that improves people's lives, especially those of the most vulnerable. We are proud to be one of the top social science research departments in the UK, with a long history of high profile contributions to theory, policy and practice.

The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to the Department’s portfolio by maintaining our high standards of teaching through delivering modules primarily in Digital Media and Society.

You will have or be working towards a PhD in relevant discipline (or have equivelent experience), with an expertise in Digital Media and Society, with excellent communication skills and both organisational and time management skills along with the ability to work independently or collaboratively. A przven teaching ability is essential.

Interviews for this post will be held Thursday 27 July 2017.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of
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Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare and deliver teaching, including: preparing teaching material; communicating subject matter and encouraging critical discourse to develop thinking; observing and reacting to student interventions; responding to student queries and questions outside class times.
• Carry out assessment, including: marking and providing written/oral feedback; and formulating final assessments of students’ work.
• Supervise student dissertations and projects.
• Apply course and module learning outcomes to teaching undertaken and liaise with module leaders to ensure the delivery of high quality teaching that fulfils Departmental objectives.
• Carry out course evaluations, including: facilitating student feedback; reflecting on own teaching design and delivery; and implementing ideas for improving own performance.
• Carry out administrative duties such as class record keeping, attending meetings, and report writing.
• Attend Departmental Committees (e.g. Departmental Teaching committee and/or Course Team Committee).
• Plan and prioritise own daily work and monitor the work of students on a daily basis.
• Deal with requests, such as those relating to teaching, student support and administrative tasks, on a daily basis.
• Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.


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