FIE: Foundation for International Education is an international educational organisation working in partnership with universities and colleges in the US to provide immersive study abroad programs for undergraduate students in London, Dublin, and Amman.

FIE London is currently seeking to contract a qualified, enthusiastic, and confident sessional instructor to teach an undergraduate course on Food, Society, and Culture in Britain: From Traditional Tastes to Contemporary Concerns in the spring 2022 semester. The ideal instructor will have a PhD (or be near to completion) in a directly related field (food studies, sociology, anthropology, and/or history) and have experience of teaching at the undergraduate level. FIE classes are delivered to undergraduates from a variety of institutions, predominantly American universities. The ideal candidate will therefore have experience teaching American university undergraduates at a range of levels. Faculty are responsible for all aspects of course preparation, teaching, and assessment.

The essence of FIE's teaching and learning strategy lies in using the location of London in creative ways to enable students to develop subject-specific and intercultural competencies. We are interested in experiential education, which may be achieved through research projects and independent studies, academic internships, and service internship placements. We assist our students to become more reflective and to develop their analytical and presentational skills. By understanding a foreign culture, students should gain new perspectives on their own. Therefore, anyone who teaches a subject with us would have to be willing and able to incorporate field trips, site visits, guest lectures, and other experiential components as part of their teaching delivery strategy.

We are currently recruiting for a course being offered on Food, Society, and Culture in Britain: From Traditional Tastes to Contemporary Concerns.


Hours for course: 42 contact hours
Pay for this course: £3,450
Term dates: The course will begin week commencing 10 January 2022. It is still to be confirmed if this course will be taught over 7 weeks (meeting twice a week) or 14 weeks (meeting once a week).
Closing date for applications: ASAP
Interviews will take place in London on dates / will be undertaken on a rolling basis.


This course focuses on the complex relationships between food and cuisine and society and culture and how they shape and influence each other. Drawing from the disciplines of food studies, intercultural communication, anthropology, and sociology, students have the opportunity to engage with food as culture – in theory and in practice. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this course examines the critical issues in food today and the interconnectedness of food, culture, and society in modern Britain.  The rich and multicultural heritage of London provides a multitude of opportunities to explore the issues herein and use our senses to taste, smell and see the food cultures of this dynamic city.


A course outline is available here.


This is a sessional fixed-term contract for services and not employment. Candidates must be registered, or be able to register, as self-employed in the UK. Those on a VISA may not be eligible for self-employment.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter (detailing your teaching philosophy and background) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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