Lecturer in Academic Skills

Kingston University - Department of Pharmacy

This role is teaching foundation pharmacy and engineering students from a number of courses including pharmacy and aeronautical engineering to develop their academic ability to achieve entry into degree courses. This is through tutoring, lectures, workshops and practical's. There are opportunities to use electronic and innovative teaching methods. The post is shared between the Department of Pharmacy and the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.

The most interesting elements are our students, many of whom have not previously reached the required level for degree course entry for a variety of reasons, who subsequently get on their preferred degree course. Even more so is seeing them graduate 3 or 4 years later and move onto important and fulfilling jobs as pharmacists, aeronautical and mechanical engineers. We have a wide range of expertise in our respective teams ranging from pure science and technology through to specialist professional practice. This role is key to giving students who would have been denied these opportunities the ‘leg up’ to get onto these courses and achieve their potential as future health carers or engineers.

The Person
The position will suit someone with a qualification in teaching or who has extensive education and training experience especially with pre-degree students. You will have worked with students or employees who have unrealised potential but have either not had to opportunity to realise it or have not taken the opportunity previously. You will have the ability and experience to use innovative and engaging teaching methods as well as the patience and skills to encourage, nurture and develop students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and initial abilities.

You will ideally have a background in science, technology or health care so that expertise can be integrated in to the skills and competence development of students as well as their knowledge. The post will suit an early career academic that has a focus on pedagogy and an insight into the widening participation agenda in higher education.

Good communication skills in both teaching and learning but also with colleagues are important as is team working and collaboration skills.

The Faculty
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing was designed to enable interdisciplinary study, research and projects – and provide hands-on, ‘real-world’ experiences for its students. More than 400 academics, support staff, researchers and research students work together alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students as one academic community.

Thanks to the Faculty’s success in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF), it will gain greater recognition for its cutting-edge research and continue to help change the world for the better.

The Faculty runs a comprehensive programme of outreach activities to take science, engineering and computing out into the community.

Further Information
Kingston University is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

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