The appointment will be for the Academic year 2022 – 2023 commencing 1 September 2022. This post will provide a promising academic with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching, pastoral care and academic administration in a supportive environment. To find out more about the college, please see our website (www.lmh.ox.ac.uk).
Nature of the Appointment
This post is a fixed-term college appointment for one year to cover a specific need during the time that our Tutorial Fellow in Engineering, Professor Nick Hankins, is on sabbatical. The post is considered to be a career development opportunity and whilst a renewal of the appointment might be available, it is college policy that stipendiary lecturerships will not be renewed for a period of longer than 3 years.
The person appointed will be expected to teach undergraduates studying for the Engineering Science degree at Oxford for an average of four contact hours per week during Full Term. The lecturer must be able to teach Paper P4: Energy Systems to first year students, and Paper A4: Energy Systems to second years. The lecturer will also be asked to contribute to the teaching of Paper B2: Engineering in Society to third year students (full details of the syllabus and course structure can be found in the undergraduate handbook, which can be found at:
The total of teaching hours includes both tuition given to undergraduates of Lady Margaret Hall and to undergraduates at other colleges on an exchange basis. All payment for any external tuition shall be remitted to Lady Margaret Hall. In addition to teaching, the lecturer
will be expected to help, as needed, with related administrative duties and pastoral duties. You will be asked to act as Personal Tutor for up to 12 undergraduates reading Engineering Science, monitoring progress and providing pastoral support; you would be expected to take a pastoral interest in all of the students you teach and to raise any issues with Personal Tutors. The role will involve writing reports on the TMS for each series of tutorials for each student taught. The appointee will be required to set and mark collections (termly college examinations). The person appointed may be involved in the Admissions process, which will include interviewing candidates for Engineering Science in December (training is required and will be provided, if this has not already been completed).
The lecturer will work under the direction of Professor Xiaowen Dong (Tutorial Fellow in Engineering) and the Senior Tutor. The appointment carries with it membership of the College’s Education Committee, which meets up to twice a term. The lecturer is expected to be involved in social events with undergraduates (e.g. the Freshers’ dinner and the Schools’ dinner) which are funded by the college. It is hoped that the lecturer will become an active member of the college community and participate fully in the life of the college. A commitment to the intellectual life of the college, beyond tutorial teaching and beyond the prescribed contractual duties, would be an advantage.
Salary and Emoluments
Salary will be on the Senior Tutors’ scale for stipendiary lecturers which is £9,308 to £10,469 per annum (at 2021/2022 rates for four hours teaching per week). The post is superannuated within the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). A research allowance of £209 per annum will be paid on presentation of receipts to the Senior Tutor. The lecturer will be entitled to free lunches without charge during full term and one free dinner per week during term (this includes Week 0 and Week 9). The lecturer will be entitled to book a room for teaching and study purposes and will be eligible for election to membership of the Senior Common Room.
- Flu jabs - All College staff are offered a free annual flu jab, administered at work.
- Help with Childcare costs - The College operates Childcare Salary Sacrifice schemes to help meet the costs of nursery, child-minders, nanny and after school club costs.
- Parking - There is parking facility available on site
- Cycle to Work Bicycle Purchase Scheme - The College subscribes to the cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and associated safety equipment, offering discounts on purchase price and an interest-free loan over 12 months.
- Bus and Train Season Tickets - Help can be given to purchase discounted bus and train passes, repaid over 12 months.
- Eye Tests for VDU - You will be entitled to have your eye test paid for. If you require spectacles specifically for VDU use, the College will contribute towards the cost.
- Sports Facilities - The College has a small on-site gym which is available for staff use (for a small fee). Staff may also apply to join many of the sports clubs available through the University of Oxford, though priority is given to students. Further information is available at www.sport.ox.ac.uk/oxford-university-sports-facilities
- There is no entitlement to sabbatical leave.
The successful candidate will:
- hold or be close to completion of a relevant PhD/DPhil degree (or equivalent).
- possess the ability or potential to be an effective and inspiring teacher of Engineering Science in the tutorial context. Direct experience of tutorial teaching may be an advantage.
- have the required knowledge to teach Energy Systems – Fluid Mechanics, Thermodyamics, Electrical Machines to first-year and second-year students, and Engineering in Society to third years.
- demonstrate an understanding of the needs of high achieving undergraduates, and a commitment to fostering high academic achievement in undergraduates.
- possess good communication skills, and have the sensitivity to deal effectively with pastoral duties.
- be flexible, and possess good organisational skills.
- show an enthusiasm for involvement with the wider life of the college and the potential to contribute to the intellectual community.
Method of Application
Applications should be made by email and should include
- a brief covering letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria, as well as:
- a curriculum vitae which should contain the following information:
- Details of any previous and current teaching experience
- A list of published work (if any)
- A brief description of any current research
Completed applications including the (optional) equal opportunities form, should be sent by email to Mrs Jo White firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than noon on Friday 27 May.
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All applicants will be sent an emailed confirmation of receipt of their application as soon as possible after it arrives. This will be sent to the email address given in the application unless specified otherwise by the applicant. Please state clearly in your application if email communication is problematic for you.
Two references will be requested for those applicants who have been shortlisted for interview.
Interviews will be held in person on Wednesday 8 June 2022. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short (10-minute) presentation on a teaching topic related to the requirements of the post (further details to follow).
Please note that any personal data submitted to Lady Margaret Hall as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation. For further information, please see the LMH Privacy Notice at: https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/privacy-notice