King's College London

Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies

Reference: THW/15/059639/000710
Salary Details: Grade 6 or 7 £32,277 to £47,328
Allowances: London Allowance £2,323
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Part time

King’s College London is seeking an outstanding Teaching Fellow in Jewish Studies (0.4 FTE). This is a permanent post with a start date of 1st September 2015. The successful candidate will teach in the field of Jewish Studies with a particular focus on rabbinic literature. S/he will have a track record or potential as a researcher in the area of specialisation. Expertise in related areas, such as Jewish history and culture in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Jewish-Christian or Jewish-Muslim relations, and Jewish Thought, will be welcome.

Jewish Studies at King’s offers students the opportunity to combine the academic study of Jewish sources in their historical contexts with intense explorations of their significance for current issues and debates. In cooperation with other programmes in the Department and beyond (Biblical Studies; History; Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies; Middle Eastern Studies) and through cooperation across London and internationally, it has created a vibrant environment for excellent research and teaching.

The Department of Theology & Religious Studies at King's, located at the hub of London's artistic, legal, financial and commercial worlds, is one of the oldest, largest and most renowned of its kind. Committed to excellence in research, the Department’s results in the 2014 Research Assessment exercise (REF) rank it within the top four departments of Theology and Religious Studies in the UK for world-leading research. The Department specialises in the study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. Areas of particular strength include the study of conviviality and conflict among religions in multi-religious and secular societies, socio-historical contextualisations, and the study of religion in the arts, literature and film. For more information, please visit www.kcl.ac.uk/trs.

The new Teaching Fellow will teach to the highest professional standards, offering undergraduate modules (courses) in Jewish Studies that will attract students from all three BA programmes in the Department and across the Faculty. S/he will also design and teach modules for the MA in Jewish Studies that reflect excellent research and a creative approach to teaching, and will supervise dissertations at all levels. S/he will be able to educate, inspire and support undergraduate and postgraduate students. The successful candidate will be involved in the recruitment and supervision of MA and PhD students, and in initiatives to expand our developing Jewish Studies programme.

The ability to work within a dynamic team in a large department, to undertake assessment and administrative tasks as required and to fulfil duties as a personal tutor will be essential.

This post offers a chance to make a substantial contribution to Jewish Studies at King’s College London and in the UK, and to gain experience of teaching in a world-class university.

Interviews will be held on 6th August 2015.

Equality of Opportunity is College policy.

Closing date: 30 July 2015

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Dr Andrea Schatz, Tel: +44 20 7848 2337, Email: andrea.schatz@kcl.ac.uk,

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