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Associate Lecturer Women's Studies

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 a year reduced pro rata
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Role Description

The Centre for Women’s Studies is seeking to appoint a fixed term Associate Lecturer to cover teaching and related administrative duties for the Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies, Professor Victoria Robinson. Desirable areas of expertise sought are especially in gender and sexualities, feminist theory and methodologies, amongst other areas. Preferred fields are Sociology and/or Cultural Studies.

The main purpose of the role will be to lecture and lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of post graduate teaching. You will also carry out on-going curriculum review, including module content and materials. You will also contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies and you will undertake any other administrative duties you may be required to do.

Some of the other key responsibilities of the role will be to supervise and mark dissertations. Where appropriate, working with other staff, you will develop revisions to existing modules or courses in terms of design, content, structure, forms of delivery and method of assessment. You will also contribute to the development of new teaching approaches and course proposals. You will also have evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material.

You will have a Postgraduate degree in Women’s or Gender Studies and preferably an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification, or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice if necessary.

You will have detailed knowledge in Women’s or Gender Studies which will be sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability. You will have highly developed communication skills and an ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning issues.

You will have experience in teaching and learning in Higher Education at postgraduate levels in particular or in an evidenced similar context. You will have a willingness to work proactively with colleagues in other Centres/Departments and Institutions if necessary, and be able to plan and prioritise your own workload in order to meet deadlines.

Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email:

Salary will be within the range: £31,076 a year reduced pro rata and the post is available part time (18.5 hours a week) on a fixed term contract.

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