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Academic Tutor in Physics

Closing date for applications: 15 February 2018

Job Description

Location: University of Sheffield International College

Start date: negotiable 

Job Purpose:

Are you an inspirational and motivating Physics teacher? Are you a team player who would like the freedom to innovate? If your answers are yes, then why not join our outstanding science team, here at the University of Sheffield International College. Part-time or job share may be considered for the right candidate(s).

The University of Sheffield International College and its programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. We are currently seeking an Academic Tutor in Physics.

Key Responsibilities 

Academic management

  • Provide academic coordination for designated module(s) in the role of Module Coordinator
  • Participating in regular meetings with teaching and support staff contributing to the effective overall management of the programme and student life cycle.

Student learning experience

  • Contribute to the design, delivery and development of modules offered by the college
  • Contribute to the delivery and assessment of provision, with a normal teaching commitment of 18.75 hours per week. However, there may be a reduction in teaching for curriculum responsibility, as well as academic coordination.
  • Prepare module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking and providing feedback to students
  • Develop and update course material for related modules, including module material on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Providing academic guidance and support to a designated group of students through the tutorial system
  • Work with the college’s Student & Academic Services team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of the courses
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Head of Subject.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Engineering or a related discipline


  • A teaching qualification such as PGCE, PGHE or equivalent
  • A Master’s or PhD degree in Physics/Engineering. A Master’s qualification is required to teach on the pre-masters programmes
  • Ability to teach Applied Mathematics (Mechanics)

Experience Required


  • Demonstrable experience of outstanding teaching in Physics within a UK higher, further education or school context at a minimum of level 3


  • Experience of working with international students
  • Examination marking experience at a minimum of level 3
  • Demonstrable experience of providing targeted support for weaker students


  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)
  • Ability to teach effective laboratory skills, as part of a teaching team.
  • A student-centred and client-focused approach
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.

Organisational Compliance

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.



Please apply with an application form and CV to Alex Adams, Project Recruitment Consultant.

Application deadline 15 February 2018