Teaching Fellowships

The ASAUK has awarded one Teaching Fellowship for the academic year 2016/17 to Dr. Thembi Mutch (University of Sussex). The ASAUK has a flexible approach to the award and would be keen to support co-funding or exchange arrangements to sustain a longer placement period. In addition to their agreed teaching duties, the successful candidates will be encouraged to propose a writing workshop (see: http://www.asauk.net/activities/asauk-writing-workshops/). If such a workshop is accepted for funding by the ASAUK, fellows will be paid an additional sum to cover their time and administrative work. In applying for a teaching fellowship, the applicant should write a letter addressed to the President of the ASAUK, Dr Insa Nolte, which:

  • demonstrates a pre-existing working relationship with the department where they wish to be attached (for example, the applicant should have previously studied there, been attached there, or worked there, etc).
  • demonstrates an appropriate match between the applicant’s discipline/area of study and the selected department and courses the applicant proposes to teach;
  • outlines the purpose/aims/objectives of their period in the department;
  • includes a detailed Action Plan clearly articulating what perceived need the visit will fill, how that need was identified and the projected outcomes of the visit.

Alongside the letter to the President, please also:

  • provide a letter of invitation from the host institution and a letter of support from a supervisor or other referee in the UK.

These should be sent as one email file to both the President, Insa Nolte (M.I.Nolte@bham.ac.uk), and the Hon. Sec, Nici Nelson (N.Nelson@gold.ac.uk).

Quote from a past Teaching Fellow: ‘Overall, the ASAUK Teaching Fellowship gave me an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience at the University of Dar es Salaam and contribute to its research activities by organising a writing workshop for early career researchers. The fellowship reinforced my relationship with the university and enhanced my understanding of the Tanzanian academic community.’ Machiko Tsubura (Teaching Fellow at University of Dar es Salaam, October 2014 to February 2015)