Effective Writing Adviser for International Students

University of Glasgow - Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service

Job Purpose
To deliver centrally effective, efficient services across the University to international students to develop academic writing skills to support them to become effective, independent, academic writers.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To design, develop and deliver a range of learning activities to enhance international students’ academic writing.
  2. To design, develop and deliver relevant and up to date college-oriented and where applicable generic academic writing skills workshops and learning activities and promote these to all international students.
  3. To offer tailored advice and effective guidance through providing individual appointments to international students to facilitate reflection on and development of their own academic writing skills.
  4. To raise the profile of the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service within the University to maximise international students’ use of the service.
  5. To monitor, analyse, and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the service provision to identify recommendations on possible improvements and enhancements.
  6. To maintain and develop appropriate professional knowledge of current local/ national and international issues relating to student learning and apply this knowledge to enhance the quality of the bespoke service provided.
  7. To sit on relevant committees, working groups and project teams related to student learning in order to inform student academic support across the Service.
  8. To work with colleagues across the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service as appropriate to develop and deliver the Service’s strategy and plans.
  9. To network with colleagues within the University and in other Higher Education Institutions to share examples of good practice and generate ideas for service improvements.
  10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 – A Global Vision

http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum pro rata to 14 hours per week, 0.4 FTE.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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