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Sessional Academic Physics Engineering Tutors

Deadline for applications: October 18th

Contract type: Casual

Job Purpose

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 sessional tutors for the following subject areas:

  • Physics Tutor to teach on the foundation programme (level 3, A level equivalent), including laboratory work
  • Engineering Tutor to teach on the pre masters (level 6) laboratory skills and experimental design module.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver high quality teaching of modules to groups of international students at both Foundation or/and Pre-Masters' levels
  • To undertake marking and feedback provision on formative and summative basis, whilst complying with Quality Standards and Processes
  • To support development of students' independent learning
  • To provide module feedback to a relevant module coordinator
  • To maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of student attendance and performance
  • To participate in regular meetings with teaching and support staff
  • To monitor and offer ongoing academic support to designated groups of students.

Selection Criteria

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy working with international students and be performance driven. In addition, you will have:

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree for foundation level (equivalent to A level)
  • A minimum of Master Degree for teaching on the pre-Masters programmes.

Experience Required

  • A proven ability to teach these topics
  • A minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience, in UK higher, further education or sixth form context, or other EAP experience
  • Experience of working with international students is desirable but not essential
  • Experience, and a positive track record, of working with staff teams, evaluating performance and identifying development needs
  • A level examination is desirable for foundation level but not essential.

Knowledge and Attributes

  • A student-centred approach
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment (e.g. Blackboard)
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication 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. 

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.

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How to apply

Please apply with a completed application form to Resource Mailbox ISC Recruitment (iscrecruitment@studygroup.com).

Application deadline: Thursday October 18th

What does a role at Study Group mean?

Originality

We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.

Collaboration

We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.

Innovation

We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.

Opportunity

We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.