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Business Studies Tutor

Closing date for applications: 30 March 2018

Job Description

University of Sussex International Study Centre, partnered with the University of Sussex, is seeking sessional tutors and cover tutors to teach a range of Business, Management and Economics subject areas within a range of courses for international students at Foundation Year (level 3), International Year 1 (level 4) and Pre-Master’s (level 6). Subject areas are likely to include:

  • Business Organisations and Law
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Business Environment
  • Business Strategy
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour

Candidates should be qualified to at least undergraduate level in their chosen subject. A student-centred approach, good IT and organisational skills are essential. Experience of teaching is desirable; although experience of teaching students within an international context would be highly desirable. A teaching qualification and/or Masters qualification would be an advantage.

Job Purpose: to deliver highly effective modules across one or all of the courses delivered at Sussex ISC, working at one or all of the following levels: Foundation (Level 3); International Year 1 (Level 4); and Pre Masters (Level6).

Key Responsibilities 

Student learning experience

  • Contribute to the design, delivery and development of modules and teaching sessions offered by the Sussex ISC
  • Prepare and deliver teaching lecture, seminar and tutorial sessions, with a normal teaching load of up to 25 hours per week
  • Prepare module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment
  • Mark students’ formative and summative assessments submissions and provide timely feedback to students on their performance, including writing regular student reports and tutorials
  • Develop and update course material for modules and teaching sessions, including module material for the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
  • Work with the Centre’s Operations team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.
  • Notify and liaise with colleagues where necessary to ensure all students receive appropriate on-going welfare and progression support

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module and teaching session level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of courses
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Attend and contribute to standardisation, moderation and other quality assurance meetings

Academic management and personal development

  • Participating in regular meetings with teaching and support staff contributing to the effective overall management of the programme and student life cycle
  • Maintain and submit accurate and timely records of teaching and other activities
  • Participate in regular training and development activities and maintain a log of these activities
  • Carry out any other duties as required from time to time by the Centre Director and/or Deputy Centre Director.

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • A Bachelor degree in the relevant subject area. Candidates with further qualifications in the subject area will be welcome and a Master’s qualification is normally essential for teaching on international year 1 and the pre-masters programmes
  • Teaching qualification (Desirable)
  • Diploma in teaching English (Desirable for teachers of English)

Experience Required

  • Experience of teaching in UK higher or further education and experience of working with international students 
  • EAP experience for teachers of English

Knowledge and Skills

  • 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.)
  • 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.

Apply

Please apply with a completed application form with a cover letter to Phill Trott, Head of Business.

Application deadline 30 March 2018