Sessional Tutor - Engineering and Physics

Kaplan International Colleges

Glasgow International College is operated in partnership with the University of Glasgow and offers programmes designed to prepare international students for entry into this university at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We are now looking to recruit a sessional engineering tutor to deliver highly effective teaching to Foundation students, with a particular focus on mechanical/electrical/civil engineering and / or physics subject areas.

Main responsibilities and functions

  • Delivering between 2 - 18 hours teaching per week to international students studying on programmes offered by the college and assisting with the development of modules
  • Developing formative and summative assessments, marking and providing feedback to students
  • Using and developing the college virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Providing input for related modules to the annual review and reporting process
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of student attendance and performance
  • Keeping up to date with college communication by email and Workday (virtual HR system)
  • Maintaining an accurate and up-to-date record of hours worked on Workday
  • As and when required, providing academic learning support to individuals/small groups
  • Attending and participating in regular internal meetings with teaching and support staff as well as representing the college at appropriate events and meetings when required
  • Assisting the college’s Academic Services and Student Services teams in passing information to students and recording students’ attendance and assessment
  • Upholding the teaching ethos of Glasgow International College

Candidate profile

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy working with international students, be student-focused and performance driven.

In addition you will have:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area
  • Teaching experience within a UK higher education context
  • Experience of working with international students
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material
  • Experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment (desired)
  • Competent administrative IT skills (Microsoft Office suite, etc.)
  • A student-centred and client-focused approach
  • Strong record-keeping skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player

Candidates with an appropriate level of teaching experience may be considered for additional teaching on the programme.

Interviews are expected to take place in December.
The successful applicant will be expected to start teaching in the week commencing teaching from early January 2017.

Application Method: Please apply via our online application form with your CV and covering letter highlighting why you believe you are suitable for this role.

Further questions about this role can be directed to the Science and Engineering Programme Leader, Andrew Thurston ( or 0141 330 7366).

Closing date: Friday 9th December