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Academic Tutor Social Science

Closing date for applications: 8 November 2017

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 an Academic Tutor (Social Science) .

Role: Permanent, full time

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £28,500 per annum

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 college
  • Contribute to the delivery and assessment of provision, with a normal teaching commitment of 18.75 hours per week. However, there may be a reduction in teaching for curriculum responsibility, as well as academic coordination.
  • 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)
  • Providing academic guidance and 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.

Quality and standards assurance and enhancement

  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of the courses.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance and performance
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Head of Subject

Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Training

  • A Bachelor’s and at least Master’s degree in Social Science (Sociology or/and Politics) or other relevant subjects
  • It would be desirable to hold a teaching qualification such as PGCE, PGHE or equivalent. 

Experience Required

  • Significant experience of outstanding teaching Social Sciences (Sociology or/and Politics) or related areas within a UK higher, further education or school context at both level 3 and beyond.
  • It would be desirable to have experience of working with international students
  • It would be desirable to have examination marking experience at A levels 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • 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.


Please send a completed application form to

Application deadline 8 November 2017

Interviews on 17 November 2017