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Assistant Support Lecturer

University of the West of England, Bristol

Location: Bristol
Salary: £30,046 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th September 2019
Closes: 20th October 2019
Job Ref: R00633

Location: Frenchay Campus

UWE is seeking to appoint an Assistant Support Lecturer in Economics. The department promotes pluralism in economics teaching and research. The Economics Group has adopted an ethos of relevant economists doing relevant economics and the Group's ethos extends to our philosophy of teaching.

The role: With support and guidance from more senior academic colleagues, Assistant Support Lecturers provide support to the teaching team and deliver teaching and academic support services to students, undertaking a range of modules on our academic programmes with the aim of developing their proficiency in their teaching, learning and assessment practice in a supportive environment and through personal reflection and feedback.

This role is a fantastic development opportunity for someone keen to embark on an academic career and you will gain valuable experience and exposure to lecturing at university level, building and honing your teaching skills, enhancing your ability to become a fully-fledged lecturer in the future.

About you: As the primary responsibility of this role involves working with and supporting academic staff in dealing with large numbers of students, all with different abilities and levels of motivation, you will require excellent communication skills to enable you to engage their interest and inspire them to learn and reach their full potential.

You will also require a sufficient breadth and depth of subject knowledge coupled with excellent team working skills that enable you to work effectively and collaboratively with academic colleagues.

About us: UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university and one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,800 staff. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections.

Students join us from all over the UK as well as from another 140 countries, making this a diverse, dynamic and interesting place to work and study. We achieved an impressive 88% overall student satisfaction in the most recent National Student Satisfaction survey, placing us 11th of all UK universities for overall student satisfaction and 7th of all universities in England. We have also achieved TEF Gold status and The Guardian has placed us in the top 30 Universities in the UK.

In addition to progressive pay rates we offer a wide range of staff benefits which includes a holiday allowance of 27 days as well as up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes, employee assistance programme, retail discount scheme and a range of family friendly policies.

Further information:

This post is currently available on a 3 year fixed term contract.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Damian Whittard, Associate Head of Department, by email at

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

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