Engineering and Science Sessional Tutor

Kaplan International Colleges

University of the West of England, Bristol’s International College
Starting January 2017

The College is operated in partnership with the University of the West on England, located on the University’s Frenchay campus and offers programmes designed to prepare international students for entry to the University of the West of England. The first students were admitted to the College in September 2012.

The College delivers International Year One Engineering programmes in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Engineering as well as Foundation Level Science programmes. The purpose of the advertised roles is to deliver highly effective teaching to prepare international students for entry into the relevant undergraduate programmes at UWE. Entry is at first year for students completing Foundation level studies or direct to second year for students on completion of IYO studies. There are opportunities to teach a wide range of subject areas including thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, surveying, hydrology, digital principles, C programming, chemistry, physics and biology.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Delivering modules in your subject area to international students studying on programmes offered at Foundation (year zero), International Year One and Pre-Masters levels by the College and assisting with the development of modules
  • Preparing module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking and providing feedback to students Assisting with the maintenance of the College virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Providing input for related modules to the annual review and reporting process
  • Providing, when required, academic learning support to a small number of students

About you

You will enjoy working with international students, be customer orientated and performance driven.

In addition you will have:

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, such as Maths, Life Sciences, Engineering or Physics
  • Experience of teaching Science, Maths or Engineering subjects
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • The desire and ability to develop and update teaching material

In addition it would be desirable for you to have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • A teaching qualification such as a PGCE or PGCHE
  • Experience of contributing towards the development of and working within, a Virtual Learning Environment

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of DBS and professional reference checks. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Application method and closing date:  Apply with your CV and covering letter via our online application form.

Closing Date for Applications: 28th February, 2016

For an informal discussion of the above role, please contact: Ajay Sarda, Academic Director on 0117 3285488

About us

Part of Kaplan Inc., Kaplan International Colleges offers university preparation in partnership with leading universities in Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bristol and London, allowing international students to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes at these partner institutions. In addition to first-rate teaching and excellent study facilities, KIC programmes offer a high level of personal support as well as access to the facilities and resources of our university partners.