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Sessional Academic Tutors

Closing date for applications: 1st June 2018

Job Description

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/Science (ideally Engineering specialist) Tutor to teach on the pre masters (level 6) laboratory skills and experimental design module.
  • Biology Tutor to teach on the foundation programme (level 3, A level equivalent), including laboratory work.
  • Biology Tutor to teach at pre masters level (level 6) Bioscience module. This is a new module so there maybe a possibility for module development work for the right candidate.
  • Politics Tutor (with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics or related subject area).
  • Maths Tutor (with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics) to teach Pure Maths and Applied Maths at foundation level.
  • Maths Tutor (with a Bachelor’s and at least Master’s degree in a Mathematics related degree (e.g. maths, applied maths, engineering, physics) to teach JAVA programming and pre masters maths.
  • Business Tutor (with a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related subject area) to deliver Business lectures and seminars.
  • Economics Tutor to deliver Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics

Location: Sheffield

Contract: Variable hours (£29.08 per class hour)

Key Responsibilities 

  • To deliver high quality teaching of modules to groups of international students at both Foundation 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

Qualifications and Training

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • A teaching qualification such as CELTA or PGCE
  • 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, Skills 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. A full background (DBS) check will be required.


Please apply with an application form and CV to .

Application deadline: 1st June 2018