Job Posting — Part-time position in Divinity & Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen

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College / University Administration: College of Arts & Social Sciences
School / Section: School of Divinity, History & Philosophy
Discipline/Area: Divinity & Religious Studies
Position Type: Part-time
Closing Date: 15 Jul 2013
University Grade Structure: Grade 6

Job Summary
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy looks to appoint a part time (50% of full-time) Teaching Fellow in Religious Studies. The candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of any two of the following: a religion of Asia, Islam, or religion in Ancient Greece and Rome.

As this post is to cover a period of research leave, it will be offered for a period of 12 months.

Each candidate should hold a PhD in Religious Studies or related subjects with expertise in Comparative religion with a focus on any two of the following: a religion of Asia, Islam, or religion in Ancient Greece and Rome. Candidates should be able to deliver courses/tutorials at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in these areas and have the ability to liaise with support staff in the delivery of this teaching. Candidates should also be able to engage with student monitoring, attendance; provide student support; supervise student projects; develop course materials; assist with outreach and student recruitment and advising activities.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale, with placement according to qualifications and experience.

The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy continues to flourish as an established centre of excellence in the study of religion, biblical, theological, philosophical and historical studies. Its ambitions and achievements reflect one of the most vigorous research cultures within the University. In the most recent RAE2008, Divinity and Religious Studies in Aberdeen ranked first in Scotland and second in the UK in the Times Higher Education tables. It continues to host one of the largest postgraduate populations within the University, and provides high quality undergraduate programmes within the University’s recent reformed curriculum.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Tracey White, HR Adviser (, for further information on this.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr. Lukas Pokorny, +44(0)1224 272 382, e-mail )

#PhD in Religious Studies or related subject
#Ability to teach major religions of the past and present with a focus on the history and doctrine
#Ability to teach on a range of courses with particular emphasis upon a religion of Asia, Islam, or religion in Ancient Greece and Rome.
#Relevant academic preparation
#University teaching experience or demonstrated capacity for the same
#Excellent oral and written communication skills
#Strong leadership qualities and ability to network
#Ability to relate well to colleagues and students
#Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
#Ability to meet administrative deadlines in relation to your teaching responsibilities
The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.

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