At the beginning of June, History UK launched a ‘Pandemic Pedagogy’ initiative to help support historians move out of the ‘emergency’ phase of online teaching and start planning for a remote and socially-distanced campus in the Autumn. The aim is to produce short, user-friendly, and practical guides than can inform planning, including:
- An overview of tools for online teaching – an annotated list introducing various digital tools people may have heard of but not used
- An introduction to various ways of staging digital small-group interactions
- A page on tools and strategies for collaborative close ‘reading’ and annotation of ‘texts’
History UK is seeking a postgraduate student for a fixed-term fellowship to support the initiative. The History UK fellow will conduct desk-based searches of websites, blog posts, and social media for relevant case studies, reports, and other practical guides. They will write clear and concise summaries of their findings to help inform the resources that History UK will produce and curate, and attend virtual team meetings. They will be encouraged to write a blog post for the History UK website on a topic of their choosing (relevant to the initiative), and may also be required to assist in the organisation of an online ‘Pandemic Pedagogy’ roundtable.
The fellow will be expected to work flexibly for 50 hours in total over four weeks, starting on Wednesday 17 June, or soon after. All work needs to be completed by Wednesday 15 July. The renumeration for the fellowship is fixed at £750.
- A postgraduate student (MA or PhD) in History, or a related subject, based at a higher education institution in the UK
- Strong research skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
- Excellent organisation, project management skills, and attention to detail
- Expertise and interest in pedagogy (preferable)
- Experience of writing for the web (preferable)
Send a CV of up to two pages and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the cover letter you should explain why you are interested in the role, how you meet the person specification, and what you will bring to the initiative.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 11 June at 2pm.
Applications will be reviewed by the team working on the Pandemic Pedagogy initiative: www.history-uk.ac.uk/2020/06/03/history-uks-pandemic-pedagogy-initiative-starts-today and the successful candidate notified by the end of Monday 15 June.