Job title: Senior Teaching Fellow in Buddhist Studies & Chinese Religion
Salary: Grade 7 (£37,360 Inclusive of London Allowance)
Location: Bloomsbury, London
Contract type: FTC – 3 Years
Hours: 35 Hours

Do you have a passion to teach? Do you have a talent for engaging with a diverse range of audiences? Could you make a difference at one of the most prestigious universities in the world? If so, why not apply to be a Senior Teaching Fellow in Buddhist Studies & Chinese Religion in our History, Religions and Philosophies department!

About the role
The responsibilities of the post-holder will include teaching the equivalent of 2.5 full modules (75 credits) on the BA World Philosophies and the MA Buddhist Studies in the School of History, Religions, and Philosophies and will also supervise undergraduate independent study projects and MA dissertations in the relevant area of expertise.

Modules to be taught:
Undergraduate: Buddhist Philosophy (15 credits), Classical Chinese Thought (15 credits)
Joint UG/PG: Chinese Buddhism in the Pre-Modern Period/ Buddhism in Pre-Modern China (15 credits); The Great Tradition of Taoism/ R471 Taoism: the Great Tradition (15 credits)
Postgraduate: Critical Concepts in Buddhist Studies (15 credits)

About you
An excellent communicator with an expertise in Buddhist Studies and Chinese religions, you’ll have an ability to lecture, tutor and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

We are also looking for an individual who is organised and planned to meet deadlines and have strong interpersonal skills within them

In return we offer 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days; a generous employer pension contribution; a number of loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment; Cycle to Work Scheme; enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme and financial support for childcare.

About us
We are SOAS University of London; the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

How to Apply
Applicants should complete the brief online application form and upload their CV and a supporting statement. All applications will be retained to be considered for future vacancies during this academic session. If a vacancy for which you are suitable becomes available, we will contact you.

Closing date: Monday, 31 August 2020

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Due to the volume of applications received, and the ad hoc nature of appointments, we will only be able to contact candidates if we are interested in inviting them to interview.

Interviews will provisionally be held during the 2nd week of September 2020 via Video conferencing.

Please note that this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration.

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