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STEM Tutor

Study Group - University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

Location: Glasgow
Salary: Up to £34,853 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd December 2021
Closes: 1st February 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

An excellent opportunity has come up for a STEM tutor to join the Study Group team at the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre. The ideal candidate should be a committed, and passionate tutor, with exceptional communication skills and a true passion for providing transformational learning experiences. You will be responsible for teaching modules in Physics, Electronics and Mathematics to students on university preparation programmes including undergraduate foundation and pre-masters.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of STEM you will be responsible for the design, delivery and development of Physics, Electronics and Mathematics modules for undergraduate and Pre-Master’s level teaching.

  • Contribute to the design, delivery and development of modules offered by the International Study Centre at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Prepare and deliver teaching on Blended Delivery programmes including synchronous and asynchronous input for pre-recorded lectures, weekly tasks, live input, seminars, and tutorial sessions, drop-ins up to a maximum of 25 contact hours per week (based on standard delivery model).
  • Mark students’ formative and summative assessment submissions and provide timely feedback to students on their performance, including during one-to-one tutorials/ LCs and through regular student reports (usually RPAGs).
  • Develop and maintain module VLE pages for Blended Delivery, Online Delivery and if necessary Standard Delivery.
  • Work with the Centre’s administration team in the delivery of induction, orientation and registration programmes.
  • Notify and liaise with colleagues, where necessary, to ensure all students receive appropriate ongoing welfare and progression support.
  • Track students’ academic journey and identify and implement appropriate intervention strategies to support ongoing learning.
  • Act as a Personal Tutor/ Learning Development tutor/ Skills for Success tutor for one or more groups of students if required.
  • Take part in bi-termly Learning conversations with students offering progression and engagement guidance and support.
  • Follow centre protocol and liaise with colleagues and line manager according to the procedure regarding compliance processes such as class timetables, attendance and engagement monitoring.
  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module and teaching session-level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of courses.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of students’ attendance and performance.
  • Take up opportunities to become (for example) a Champion in eLearning; VLE development; Peer Observation activities.
  • Attend and contribute to standardisation, moderation, and other quality assurance meetings.
  • Liaise with the Head of STEM to aid in the preparation of module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking, moderating, and providing feedback to students, including re-sit examinations.
  • Carry out any other duty as required from time to time by the Academic Management team and/or Head of Curriculum and Progression.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Physics and/or related subject area.
  • Relevant Teaching Qualification (or be in the process of achieving this).
  • Experience of teaching in the UK higher or further education and preferably a teaching qualification and experience of working with international students at UG level with some PG.
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment and Blended Delivery programmes. Candidates with further qualifications in the subject area will be welcome and a Master’s qualification is essential for teaching on any of the Pre-Masters programmes.
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