Online Tutor for BSc Computer Science programme

London (GB)
up to £2,250 per 6 month session of study (*indicative fee for 50 students)
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Online Tutors for BSc Computer Science programme 

London Senate House

Job Reference: 001188

Closing Date: 11/11/2018

Salary: up to £2,250 per 6 month session of study (*indicative fee for 50 students)

Employment Type: Self-employed Contractor

Department: University of London - Worldwide

Division: Administration

Hours Per Week: Not Specified

The Opportunity

The University of London  and Goldsmiths College are developing a suite of Undergraduate Computer Science programmes that will be the first undergraduate programmes to be delivered on the Coursera platform.

These new programmes will launch online in April 2019. More information about the BSc Computer Science programmes can be found here:

We are looking for enthusiastic Computer Scientists to act as Online Tutors to support students studying on these programmes. 
The Role
Online Tutors will provide online support to a group of up to 50 students within a module, via the Coursera platform, running tutorial webinars, marking coursework assignments and providing feedback to students. Each Online Tutor will be supported by a Module Leader and Programme Director and work closely with University of London’s Student Relationship Managers.

We would also like to hear from individuals interested in undertaking examination duties (these duties are arranged separately).

You would be engaged as a self-employed independent contractor and not as an employee of the University of London. 
Candidate Profile 

You will be a motivated individual who enjoys working with students and who is driven to support students to achieve success in their studies.
You will have good programming skills, a computer science or related undergraduate qualification, and experience working in Higher Education
Further details can be found in the person specification.
How to Get Involved 
There is a two-step process to apply: 1) Please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification and 2) please complete the web-form to indicate which areas you can support students learning in (the areas listed in the web form map directly to particular modules on the programmes):
We will communicate with those interested by mid- November 2018, so please get in touch with us before that date by clicking on the 'apply' button below.

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please contact Caroline Tutty via email at

The University of London 
The University of London is the world’s oldest provider of academic awards through distance and flexible learning, dating back to 1858, when the University of London was awarded a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria.

In 1858 Charles Dickens described the University of London as ‘The People’s University’ when its 1858 Royal Charter extended access to degrees to those who could not come to London to study.

Today, students of the University of London’s distance and flexible learning programmes study from a suite of 100+ academic programmes, with some taking the award through self-study or through support from local teaching institutions.

The University’s distance and flexible learning provider is the world’s largest classroom, with 50,000 students worldwide, and over 1.4 million learners on the Coursera online platform for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), bringing this global reach to 1.4 million people around the world, covering more than 180 countries.

Further information about th e University of London is available at: