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Computer Science Tutor

Closing date for applications: 29 November 2017

Job Description

We are looking for a Computer Science Tutor that has a passion for empowering students, with a student centred, interactive approach to teaching, and a genuine passion and interest to teach international students.

Location: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Contract: Variable hour contract

Salary: £27.59 per hour 

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 Centre.
  • Contribute to the delivery and assessment of provision, with a normal teaching load of 5 hours a week, and providing tutorial support to a specified number of students throughout the academic year.
  • 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).
  • Provide academic guidance and pastoral 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.
  • Write student reports at the designated points during each term, and on occasion in addition to this.
  • Enhance student outcome opportunities via module and development and teaching and learning.
  • Engage in scholarly activity to ensure the delivery of modules is current and relevant.

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement 

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of the programme.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance using the Centre’s systems in keeping with the Centre attendance policy.
  • Take up opportunities to become (for example) a Champion in ELearning; VLE development; Peer Observation activities.
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Head of Centre.

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 Masters qualification is normally essential for teaching on any of the pre-masters programmes. Candidates holding a PhD will be particularly welcomed 

Experience Required

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

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

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 by sending a CV to Alex Adams, Project Recruitment Consultant.  

Application deadline 29 November 2017