Essentials before you apply
Research students are invited to apply to teach from the equivalent of their second year of full-time registration at the University of Nottingham onwards (e.g. after Confirmation Review.)
In order to be prepared for applying to join the teaching affiliate pool for 2020-21 (interviews for which will take place in Spring 2020), you will need to:
No Teaching Affiliate will be allowed in to the teaching pool without going through the application and selection processinterview process.
Teaching Affiliates who are successful at interview will be put into the schools casual staff pool for a maximum of five years, subject to satisfactory performance.
When in the pool, Teaching Affiliates are not required to re-interview in order to take on further casual assignments.
Please note that casual staff have no obligation to be available for work, nor does the University have an obligation to provide work.
Teaching Affiliates MUST NOT work until they have gone through this process.
The next deadline to return an Expression of Interest forms to Louise Mason, in the School Office (A107) is 9am 8th June 2020.
The interview will be held at some point between 6th July 2020 and 10th July 2020. Exact dates will be confirmed once the Expression of Interest deadline has passed.
Applicants must provide the following to
Emily Dawkes, and include the following:
The next deadline to return an Expression of Interest forms (see below) to the School will be via Emily Dawkes, no later than 9.00 am on 8 June 2020.
An interview will be arranged for candidates between 6 and 10 July 2020.
Research students who have already taught in the School do not need to re-apply to teach in 2020/21 but should contact their current Head of Section and
Emily Dawkes to confirm their availability for teaching in the following academic year.
Current Heads of Section (2019/20):
Head of Drama and Creative Writing
Prof Professor Jo Robinson
Head of English Language and Applied Linguistics
Dr Lucy Jones (Semester 1)
Dr Violeta Sotirova (Semester 2)
Head of Literature, 1500 to the present
Prof Professor Máire ní Fhlathúin
Head of Medieval Language and Literature
Dr Paul Cavill
Short interviews of approximately 20 minutes (including a brief presentation on an area of research interest) will take place with the Section Head and Teaching Affiliate Director, using pre-determined generic questions.
Interview outcomes will be communicated by the Senior Administrator (Operations) who copies in the Section Head and Teaching Affiliate Director.
Section Heads must double check that all provisional Teaching Affiliates have all successfully completed their relevant annual review, e.g. confirmation review and progressed to the next stage of their PhD.
When this has been completed, offer letters will be issued by the Senior Administrator (Operations) and arrangements made to register Teaching Affiliates with Unitemps.
The Senior Administrator (Operations) will maintain an up-to-date record of the teaching pool, broken down into Sections, on behalf of the School.
A copy of your passport will be taken to confirm to Human Resources that You should bring with you your passport when you are interviewed to confirm that you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom. You should bring with you your passport when you are interviewed.
If you are successful at interview you will be sent a Letter of Engagement by the School offering you work as a Teaching Affiliate.
This will detail the work that you will be expected to undertake, including the length of the engagement and the number of hours you will be paid.
Please visit: www.unitemps.com/Register/Candidate to register.
It is essential that you register with Unitemps before undertaking any work.
You will not be paid for any work done prior to registering as it is a legal requirement to have your eligibility to work confirmed before working. Once you have registered you will be issued with a unique
six digit payroll number, which is required in order for payments to be made to you.
How HR are involved for non-postgraduatesTeaching Affiliates who are not Students
As part of the casual engagement process we work closely with HR to get your engagement record set up so you can be paid for the work you are engaged to do. To enable this to take place, you will need to register with HR as a casual worker. You will receive
an email from the HR department, which explains how to complete this process.
The engagement automatically terminates whenever the Teaching Affiliate has completed the tasks for which they were engaged, and the University has no obligation to offer any other work or engagements in the future. Both parties can terminate the arrangement at any time upon one weeks notice in writing, if one or both parties wish to end the engagement.