Global Politics Tutor

London (Greater) (GB)
Jul 30, 2021
End of advertisement period
Aug 15, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Global Politics Tutor

Job ID: 028629

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: Nick Pearce ,

Strand Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
We are looking for an experienced tutor to teach on the Global Politics module of 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.
To be responsible for completing all associated assessment and administrative duties on the King’s International Foundation programme.
This post will be offered on an fixed-term contract for 12 months
This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent
Working 4 days a week for 35 weeks, and 1 day a week for 17 weeks of the year.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead on module development and ensure that all aspects of programme delivery, both teaching and teaching-related, meet the stated module and programme aims and learning outcomes and contribute towards the implementation of relevant academic initiatives to ensure best practice.
  • To fully utilise technology to enhance teaching and learning and take responsibility for the relevant modules on the King’s Virtual Learning Environment (KEATS).
  • To take responsibility for the overall assessment on the module, including leading on innovative assessment and overseeing quality assurance procedures.
  • To play a key role in ensuring a high-quality student experience across the department. 
  • To ensure that all programme administration is completed accurately and according to departmental guidelines.  
  • To engage in professional development programmes as required. 
  • Contribute to internal and external networks to ensure the smooth running of King’s Foundations programmes and future King’s Foundations programme development.
  • To take on personal tutoring if required. 

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

  1. Appropriate postgraduate degree 
  2. Teaching qualification (such as a PGCE in the relevant subject area) or the PG Cert in Academic Practice (or equivalent) 
  3. Subject teaching experience, including with a blended/ online element, preferably on courses preparing students for undergraduate study such as a foundation year programme, A levels or IB 
  4. Experience of high-quality, innovative materials design/development, including materials for use in blended/online programmes as well as on campus. 
  5. Ability to deal appropriately and sympathetically with students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and maintain effective working relationships.
  6. Excellent standard of written and spoken English, with the ability to communicate effectively and succinctly. 
  7. Excellent IT skills to support efficient and effective working practices:  including using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and Outlook.  
  8. Willingness to manage a demanding workload to contribute to the department’s growth meeting deadlines and prioritising tasks where necessary
  9. Hold a can-do attitude and the ability to show autonomy, flexibility and adaptability.

Desirable criteria

  1. PhD in a relevant field, completed or in progress
  2. Fellow of the HEA 

Further information
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