The Full Time Position Of Teaching Associate

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I would like to apply for the full-time position of Teaching Associate. I have been employed in this same position during the current academic year where I have supervised over forty undergraduate students on the following papers: SAN1, SAN2, SAN8, and S5 (SAN6). In addition to supervising, I have written and delivered eight core second year lectures on Economic Anthropology and two lectures on the anthropology of welfare and social protection. I have also c0-facilitated eight MPhil seminars in Economic Anthropology and a five-day MPhil workshop on social anthropological research methods. While I have dedicated much of my vacation time to my own research, I have solely concentrated during each term on the learning requirements of my students. Below I present two brief examples of my teaching strategy, before discussing my research interests and plans. I believe it is of utmost importance for supervisors to adapt to the students and their learning style, but also to encourage different approaches to supervisions. In the last year, I have found it particularly important to urge students to think beyond the question they have answered for their written essay. Having marked over seventy scripts in this year’s exams, it is clear that the strongest students are able to skilfully utilise their existing knowledge but to move beyond their supervision essay and demonstrate their use of analytical thinking within the exam. I believe this form of learning should be encouraged.
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