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Departmental Tutor & Senior Teaching Fellow

University College London - School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Location: London
Salary: £43,884 to £51,769 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th July 2019
Closes: 22nd August 2019
Job Ref: 1814575

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8.

The School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) is seeking to appoint a dedicated Departmental Tutor who will lead on managing the progression and wellbeing, including pastoral care, of SSEES’s Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught student community, and who can also make a suitable contribution to the delivery of SSEES’s teaching portfolio (subject to their Departmental Tutor requirements).

This post is part of SSEES’s current programme of investments in enhancing the School’s student experience and this new position will play a key role in supporting improvement to SSEES’s support and oversight of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students. The post-holder will be a member of the School’s Management and Teaching Committees, and also represent SSEES at relevant UCL committees and panels.

Applications are sought from Higher Education lecturers/teachers/tutors who have experience of supporting student progression and/or wellbeing and who can teach in one of the School’s four (4) programme areas (Economics & Business, History, Languages & Culture, Politics & Sociology). It is anticipated that the post’s Departmental Tutor responsibilities will take up a minimum of 50% of their time and such duties will have priority over any teaching activities.

The candidate will serve as SSEES's dedicated Departmental Tutor as defined in UCL's Academic Manual and lead the provision of pastoral support to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, including managing the School's personal tutoring scheme.

The candidate will lead the handling of undergraduate and postgraduate taught extenuating circumstance cases and lead the handling on student complaints and student disciplinary matters.

The candidate will also serve as an ex-officio member of SSEES's Management Committee, Teaching Committee and the Staff/Student Consultative Committee.

Finally, the candidate will be expected to undertake any relevant training and continuing professional development activities, contribute to the school's mission and strategic objectives and conduct any other relevant duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role, as requested by the Director.

The successful candidate will have a PhD discipline hosted by SSEES (or related) and an up to date and comprehensive knowledge of a discipline hosted by SSEES. The successful candidate must have experience of delivering teaching, assessment and feedback at either undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. The candidate must also have experience of contributing to the review of teaching provision and/or the student experience and experience of providing academic and/or pastoral advice to undergraduate and/or postgraduate students.

The post holder must have excellent communication and presentation skills including a high level of proficiency in English, and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

The post holder will also be expected to work both independent and as part of multidisciplinary teams of academics and professional support staff. The successful candidate must have the ability to plan and manage their own time effectively and their workload, and show a commitment to and track record of continuous professional development.

UCL vacancy reference: 1814575       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For enquiries concerning the requirements of the post, please contact Mr Chris Harrop (Assistant Director) at For enquiries concerning the application process, please contact Michelle Buckman (Human Resources Officer) at

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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