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Computer Science Tutor (Sessional Contract – 25 hours teaching per week)

Closing date for applications: 7 January 2018

Job Description

Are you an experienced Computer Science Tutor that thrives on empowering students, through innovative and interactive learning?

Do you have the ability to teach Java Programming to undergraduate students?

Would you like the opportunity to work with talented and enthusiastic students from all over the globe?

If so then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

The University of Sussex International Study Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and proactive sessional tutor in computer science to confidently deliver undergraduate and foundation teaching. The ability to teach programming in Java to undergraduate level is essential. In addition, the ability to teach multimedia technologies and web design would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be instrumental in maximising students’ learning and achievement and in ensuring a positive student experience.

Candidates should hold a degree in computer science or a related discipline and a relevant Masters qualification is desirable. A teaching qualification would be advantageous to this role. A student-centred approach, good interpersonal, IT, and organisational skills are essential. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about contributing to our courses and a strong team-player. Experience of teaching students within an international context is also highly desirable.


Study Group is a global leader in providing a transformational learning experience for international students, leaving them with academic success and rewarding careers. 2016 was a successful year with 70,000 students enrolling across 163 countries. Above all, providing a fantastic learning experience to our students is at the heart of what we do, so if you are passionate, dedicated, and interested in embarking in a truly fulfilling position, then you’ve come to the right place.

Location: Brighton 

Salary: Competive

Contract type: Variable hour

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 Computer Science or closely related subject. 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)

Experience Required

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

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to teach programming in Java to undergraduate level. In addition the ability to teach multimedia technologies and web design would be an advantage.
  • 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

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate 


Please apply with a CV, covering letter and completed application form to

Application deadline 7 January 2018