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Job Vacancy: IPA1010 LGBT* Studies Module Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Sheffield

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Attention all Sheffield University Postgraduate Students!

If you’re looking for some teaching experience on an innovative undergraduate module then Hidden Perspectives co-director Dr Minna Shkul has got just the opportunity for you.

Dr Shkul leads the LGBT* Studies module at the University of Sheffield and she’s looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant to work with her.

LGBT StudiesIf you’re interested then see the job description below but be quick – the deadline for applications is 21 September 2015!

Job description

The Graduate Teaching Assistants will support the delivery of an interdisciplinary undergraduate module at Level 1 at 10 credits. The module will explore different disciplinary perspectives and discussions around Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans-sexual (LGBT) issues. The GTA will be expected to support undergraduate students to further explore the issues. This may involve facilitating workshops, supervising and monitoring student research, leading student discussion, helping with student projects and portfolios and organising teaching or meetings.

The Module

This module introduces students to study of gender and sexuality, and LGBT stories, both historical and contemporary. It examines gender and sexuality in culture, media, and its academic study, as well as contemporary issues of inequality affecting sexual minorities in our society and global contexts. The module is team taught by experts in different departments at the University of Sheffield, who will introduce students to a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, such as history, social sciences, psychology, biology, health care, cultural studies, gender theory and critical study of religion.

The module is assessed by a coursework portfolio.

Students will be paid on scale 6.1 for an anticipated 20 hours over the duration of the autumn semester (September – December, 2015), plus paid holiday entitlement. The distribution of hours across the semester will be determined by the Module Leadership Team.

Employment conditions will fall under the Sheffield Graduate Teaching Assistants protocol as outlined here:http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/scharr/current/pgresearch/sgtas.

For person specification and application details contact see http://shef.prospects.ac.uk/  Application information

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 24th September. Skype interviews will be offered if necessary.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 21 September.

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Author: Hidden Perspectives

A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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