The executive committee of BAAS is currently working to develop its work with teachers and schools. With this in mind, we are collaborating with The Brilliant Club to develop a pre-designed American Studies course that will be delivered as part of the organisation’s Scholars Programme  aimed either at Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6) or Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8).

To support us in this project, we are seeking an American Studies scholar to carry out 50 hours of paid work (£12/hour, total £600) to create and develop an American Studies focused pre-designed course with BAAS and TBC.

Skills and Experience Required:

The successful candidate will have experience as a researcher in the field of American Studies (i.e. working towards/or with a completed postgraduate qualification). While not essential, experience working with schools and teachers, as well as of delivering taught sessions to students would be beneficial for this role. Engagement with Widening Participation initiatives would also be desirable, as would a working knowledge of where the United States (and the Americas more broadly) features on the UK National Curriculum. It is expected that the candidate will have excellent interpersonal as well independent working skills. There is no fixed place of working for the project and this work carried out remotely.

Timeline of work:          

  • Week Commencing 21st October: Researcher and TBC lead to arrange to meet to plan out course overview. BAAS to cover any travel expenses required.
  • Late October to November: BAAS researcher works on pulling together content (with support from TBC lead)
  • November: creation of first draft of handbook
  • December: handbook signed off by BAAS and TBC

If you are interested in applying for this post, please submit to

  • A 1-page cover letter outlining your skills, experience and suitability for the role
    An up-to-date CV

Please direct informal inquiries to Nicholas Grant (

Deadline: 5pm 18th October.
Interviews are expected to take place on 30th October via Skype.