Europaeum Scholars Programme Teaching Fellow
The Europaeum is seeking to appoint new Teaching Fellows to assist with the delivery of the Europaeum Scholars Programme. An association of nineteen of Europe’s leading universities, we have successfully brought together talented students and faculty working in the humanities and the social sciences for over thirty years through faculty collaboration, student exchange, joint teaching programmes, lectures and workshops, and student spring and summer schools. We believe that today, we need more not less international collaboration, more not less emphasis on universities engaging with the wider society, and more not less connection between the disciplines. And we believe that fresh cohorts of talented young people, committed to making a difference for the better, are essential to shaping the future of Europe for the better.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with some of the most talented doctoral candidates in Europe, helping us to deliver our world-class Scholars Programme, which is designed to produce a new generation of leaders, thinkers, and researchers who have the capacity to shape the future of Europe. The Programme runs for two years alongside Scholars’ existing doctoral programmes. It places a strong emphasis on policy making (cultural, economic, political, social) and linking academics with practitioners from a range of different fields. Scholars selected for the programme have excellent academic track records and have a demonstrable interest in Europe and the public good. Further information about the programme and its aims is available here: https://europaeum.org/programmes/scholars-programme/ Our website also has overviews of past programme content.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual who is keen to combine academia with the policy world. We already have a team of Teaching Fellows and wish to expand it by recruiting new Teaching Fellows with a wide range of expertise. The successful applicants would work with our Scholars in modules in Oxford and/or Brussels. In Oxford the Teaching Fellows will be expected to attend talks and workshops related to leadership and policy and then discuss the key themes arising with the Scholars in small groups of 7 or 8. In Brussels, the Teaching Fellows will participate in visits to EU institutions and attend talks with the Scholars, before moderating group discussion of potential group projects. All projects have contemporary policy relevance and are identified, designed, and researched by the Scholars with guidance from the Teaching Fellows and Europaeum team. Examples of previous group projects can be viewed on our website: https://europaeum.org/programmes/scholars-programme/group-projects/
The Oxford module is scheduled for 11 to 14 March 2024 and the Brussels module will be held 24 to 27 June 2024. Subject to performance and the direction of the Scholars’ group projects, successful applicants may also be invited to join modules in Budapest (26 to 29 August 2024) and Krakow (9 to 12 December 2024).
Remuneration will be £400 per full day or £200 per half day of contact, and includes a small amount of preparatory work. Economy travel to and from the module locations from the candidate’s home university would be reimbursed, and accommodation would be provided.
Teaching Fellows must either be employed by a Europaeum member university or have a strong connection to one and must be working in a Humanities or Social Science field.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by 15 January 2024 and should consist of:
- A CV of not more than 6 pages
- A letter of application of not more than 2 pages setting out your suitability to moderate group discussion, your teaching philosophy, and the ways in which you see your research, teaching and other professional experience as potentially contributing to the project area outlined above.
- The names of two referees who have agreed to write in support of the applicant. Please note that we require one reference in advance. Please send your first referee a copy of this call for applications and ask them to send their reference directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a video or Zoom interview in late January.
Informal enquiries about the role, eligibility, etc. should be addressed to the Programme Director, Dr Tracey Sowerby (email@example.com)
Europaeum Teaching Fellows Selection Criteria
Candidates must be based at a Europaeum member university or, if working in another university or outside the Higher Education sector, be able to demonstrate a very strong connection to one. They must have a background in the Humanities or Social Sciences and have received a doctorate within the last seven years (excluding any periods of parental leave) OR be of equivalent academic standing and have experience of policy making. They must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Applications should demonstrate:
- A doctorate in a relevant subject or the equivalent of a doctorate in policy-related research experience
- A strong track record of excellence in research
- A strong track record of excellence in teaching; a track record of small-group teaching is especially desirable
- The ability to moderate group discussion effectively
- A strong interest in postgraduate development and training
- A track record of, or clear interest in, interdisciplinarity
- A strong interest in bridging academic research and non-academic fields of interest
- A good knowledge of current European affairs
- Research and/or teaching expertise and/or professional experience with clear relevance to Europe
- Experience of interacting with policy makers or other non-academic stakeholders
- The applicant’s relationship to a Europaeum member university
Applicants who demonstrate experience of helping students to develop group projects may be given preference. Experience of European institutions and/or policy making would be particularly desirable.
Europaeum Teaching Fellows: Job Description
The primary role of the Europaeum Teaching Fellows in general is to facilitate and moderate small group discussion, usually of groups of 7 or 8 Scholars. The Scholars are doctoral candidates drawn from a range of Humanities and Social Science disciplines, meaning that such discussions will be multidisciplinary. In Brussels, Teaching Fellows will assist the Scholars as they identify the area in which their group project will lie.
Teaching Fellows may also be asked to help with other aspects of the programme such as chairing talks and helping to provide skills training (if appropriate).
The profiles of Teaching Fellows who have helped to deliver the Scholars Programme since its inception in 2018 can be found here: https://europaeum.org/fellows/
Employment would initially be for the delivery of one module. Subject to performance, there will be opportunities to continue to work with the fourth cohort and potentially also future cohorts. Teaching Fellows will be invited to join our recently established alumni network.