This announcement is available on-line: www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/
The Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, seeks to appoint Teaching Fellows to cover four courses during the 2007-08 session.
Applicants may apply to teach one or more courses. The following courses require tutors:
1. HPSC1003 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Autumn Term)
2. HPSC1008 Introduction to Science Communication — 50% (Autumn Term)
3. HPSC3013 The ‘New Genetics’ and Society (Winter Term)
4. HPSC2009 Observation and Discovery in Medicine — 50% – with related teaching in the department’s Student Selected Component (SSC) for our intercalated BSc (Winter Term)
Specific details are below. Applicants are expected to follow existing syllabi, or to provide a strong rationale for variation. Assessment methods must remain unchanged. Teaching times are set and normally cannot be changed. Specific information on each course, syllabi, and timetables, is on-line: <www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/bsc>. Alternative courses may be substituted in exceptional circumstances.
Candidates should have a PhD, or be close to submission, in a related field. They also should have at least two years experience in undergraduate teaching, including development of lecture and tutorial materials, and should show the range of interests and skills necessary to supervise students. Preference will be given to applicants who can deliver several of these courses. Each course amounts to approximately forty percent of a part-time (3 month) staff post and most likely will be paid pro-rated on UCL’s pay structure as grade 7, spine point 33 (£30,012) plus London allowance. In sum, salary per whole course is expected to be approximately GBP3,200 inclusive. These appointments are fixed term contracts; no renewal is planned. Applicants must be able to work legally in the UK.
Candidates should send a CV, names of two referees who can be contacted regarding the candidate’s teaching experience, and a brief proposal on how the existing course syllabus can be implemented or refined. These must be received by 07 September 2007. Send materials to Undergraduate Tutor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. Direct enquiries to Dr Joe Cain, [email protected].
Specific details for courses
· For HPSC1003, the work consists of approximately 40 contact hours (20 1-hour lectures and 2 duplicate sets of 10 1-hour seminars) plus assessment, regular office hours, and related course administration.
· For HPSC1008, the work consists of approximately 20 contact hours (as 1-hour lectures or seminars, organised in co-operation with the lead tutor), plus assessment, regular office hours, and related course administration.
· For HPSC3013, the work normally consists of 30 contact hours (10 1-hour lectures and 2 duplicate sets of 10 1-hour seminars) plus assessment, regular office hours, and related course administration.
· For HPSC2009 and the SSC, we seek to appoint a Teaching Fellow to assist Professor Donald Gillies with the teaching in term 1 of the first block of the SSC, which is concerned with problems of philosophy of science in relation to medicine. Candidates will be expected to give some of the lectures on the SSC, and, in term 2, to give the first half of the course HPSC 2009 Observation and Discovery in Medicine, which covers issues to do with induction and falsification, and includes material on Bacon, Russell and Popper. The work consists of approximately 20 contact hours plus assessment.
· Additional teaching on other courses might be offered, paid on an hourly rate.