Call for Applications: Workshop Tutor / SALC PGT Skills Training Programme 2020–2021
Please find below an application form for Workshop Tutor positions available as part of SALC’s PGT Skills Training Programme (SALC6000). The Skills Training Programme is a year-long course unit available to all Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students in SALC, to support their academic development, study skills and career.
We are looking for PGRs / EACs with suitable teaching experience (second-year and above) to contribute training (described below) to the programme between February and March 2021.
Using Theory workshops – ‘Introduction to’ masterclass series
We invite proposals for ‘Introduction to’ sessions that will introduce students to major intellectual thinkers/artists, introduce and explore key concepts, introduce and examine key approaches in academic theory, or introduce and apply concepts to cultural forms. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, introductions to cultural and interdisciplinary theory, introductions to notable theorists in the field of humanities, or introductions to a seminal philosophical/literary work. This series is intended to be expansive and broad in theme, i.e., proposals to introduce students to your PhD thesis will not be accepted. For example, ‘An Introduction to Artistic Philosophies of Teutonic Lesbianism in Germany, 1918-1933’ would not be considered but ‘An Introduction to Queer Art’ would be considered. Previous successful sessions have included: ‘Introduction to Marxism’, ‘Introduction to Gender Theory: Beyond the Binary’, ‘Introduction to Jacques Derrida’.
Study Skills workshops
We are also looking for experienced PGRs/EACs to run specific study skills workshops that can help PGTs to develop their transferable skills on the following topics:
• MA Dissertation: Plan, Prepare, Complete
• MA Dissertation: Conducting Effective Literature Reviews
• From MA to PhD: What You Need to Know Now
Due to current restrictions, live Skills Training sessions are taking place via Zoom. In this case, workshop tutors will produce:
• a 1-hour workshop to be delivered using Zoom, comprising 50-minute presentation and 10 minute Q&A
• a 1-page activity/question sheet with suggested further readings.
Payment will be £100 per session.
Please note: to be selected, you must be available to work on at least one of the day/time options listed on the application form.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 5 February 2021.
Please direct any questions and email your completed application to Dr David Firth: D.H.Firth@manchester.ac.uk