Social Sciences Tutor

London (Greater) (GB)
Jul 30, 2021
End of advertisement period
Aug 15, 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Part Time

Social Sciences Tutor

Job ID: 028625

Salary: £38,304 - £45,026 per annum pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance

Posted: 27-Jul-2021

Closing date: 15-Aug-2021

Business unit: King's Foundations

Department: King's Foundations

Contact details: Head of Foundation Programmes Nick Pearce: ,

Strand Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
We are looking for an experienced Social Sciences tutor to teach on the King’s International Foundation programme at King’s. You will have demonstrable experience in developing materials in a variety of media, and will be able to demonstrate interest and experience in integrating technology into teaching, as well as in online and/or blended approaches to teaching. 
You will be educated to a minimum of master’s level, and will hold an appropriate teaching qualification.
You will be based at King’s Foundations (Bush House) and, like all members of the Department, may be required to work on any of the King's campuses or from home.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a part-time post - 80% full time equivalent
Working 5 days a week for 35 weeks, and 2 days a week for 17 weeks of the year.

Key responsibilities

  • To teach on the Social Sciences module on the King’s International Foundation programmes both campus-based and online. You may also be asked teach on other modules depending on Centre needs and the skillsets of the successful candidate.
  • To input on the design and development of the Social Sciences module.
  • To contribute to departmental academic life and focus on the development of pedagogical excellence across programmes

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

  • Appropriate postgraduate degree, either completed or near completion. 
  • Teaching qualification (such as a PGCE in the relevant subject area) or the PG Cert in Academic Practice (or equivalent)
  • Up-to-date knowledge of social sciences, online pedagogy & developments in these fields.
  • Excellent IT skills to support efficient and effective working practices:  including using Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook. 
  • Strong relevant teaching experience at pre-degree level both online and on campus, preferably on courses such as a Foundation year. 
  • Experience of high-quality, innovative materials design/development, including materials for use in blended/online programmes as well as on campus. 
  • Ability to deal appropriately and sympathetically with students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Excellent spoken and written English, with the ability to communicate effectively and succinctly.
  • Willingness to manage a demanding workload to contribute to the department’s growth meeting deadlines and prioritising tasks where necessary. 
  • Hold a can-do attitude and the ability to show autonomy, flexibility and adaptability.

Desirable criteria

  • PhD in a relevant field, completed or in progress 
  • Fellow of the HEA 
  • Record of CPD, which is acted on, and ability to share insights from training events.

Further information 
Here at King’s we are passionate about the power that diversity has on everyday life and the world leading work that we do. We are working towards Athena Swann Silver, and proud Disability Confident Employers who would encourage anyone from an underrepresented background to apply and make our University even richer.