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Humanities Tutor

Study Group - Dublin International Study Centre

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: up to 52.01 EUROS per hour
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st December 2022
Closes: 1st January 2023

Contract Type: Variable Hours – Fixed Term (10 hours per week)

JOB OVERVIEW

To plan and deliver effective programmes which prepare international students for level 1 undergraduate study in UCD and to support students in achieving their progression requirements.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and execute appropriate, effective and inclusive learning programmes through schemes of work
  • Plan teaching sessions which accommodate individualised learning using a variety of resources, including digital learning
  • Ensure a broad range of learning materials are available on the VLE for students to access and engage with, including self-directed tasks and activities that facilitate feedback and interaction
  • Apply the principles of learning and teaching to provide learning activities to meet curriculum requirements and the needs of all students
  • Select the relevant learning approaches and skill development to ensure students’ progress.
  • Apply the theories and principles of assessment including initial, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment
  • Use a variety of methods to check to learn in lessons (formative assessment)
  • Ensure that interactive assessment activities are available to students through the VLE
  • Provide regular and timely feedback to students to enable them to improve and achieve their qualifications
  • Write summative assessments which appropriately measure the achievement of the learning outcomes of the programmes (including repeat assessments)
  • Engage in moderation of assessment materials and student work, including double marking, thorough and timely preparation of all relevant documentation for the external examiners, and participation in module assessment boards
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records of student attendance and progress
  • Respond promptly and appropriately to lapses in student attendance, punctuality, behaviour and application to their studies by individual conversations with students, referrals to personal tutors or referrals to professional services
  • Support students with individual target setting and revise these throughout the year during progress checks
  • Support students with action planning to improve academic performance and achieve aspirational targets
  • Be available to offer support to students as required (e.g. workshops, booster and revision classes and one-to-one feedback sessions)
  • Support students to progress to the University by being proactive in liaising with University Schools and linking tutors
  • Contribute to student progress reports in a clear and constructive manner
  • Contribute to effective communication with stakeholders (parents, sponsors, University etc)
  • Work as part of the academic team to produce and develop an exciting curriculum for students
  • Be prepared to operate on a flexible basis to meet the needs of the academic team and the Centre as a whole
  • Be available to cover lessons for absent colleagues as required
  • Prepare for and participate in appropriate Centre events (e.g. induction activities, University school events, award ceremonies etc.)
  • Promote a cohesive work ethic within the academic team and the Centre as a whole
  • Share best practices and contribute to the academic team’s bank of effective resources/ideas/activities for Teaching and Learning
  • Attend team and centre meetings in accordance with the Centre’s meeting schedule
  • Implement quality assurance procedures at module and teaching session-level and contribute to the annual monitoring and review of courses.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in the areas of Humanities/Arts/Social Sciences (essential)
  • A relevant teaching qualification or post-graduate degree (desirable)
  • Experience of teaching in the Higher or Further Education sectors or of Leaving Certificate (Hons)/A-level (essential)
  • Experience working with international students (desirable)

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