Module Leader for Liberal Arts

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

Module Leader for Liberal Arts

Job ID: 028628

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: Saul Jones ,

Strand Campus   Academic and teaching    

Job description
To lead on the development and delivery of the Liberal Arts module for Level 3 students on the King’s International Foundation.  This module provides the foundations for studying a range of King’s undergraduate programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and helps them become independent, critical and creative learners.   
To be responsible for completing all associated assessment and administrative duties on the King’s International Foundation programme.
We would also be interested in hearing from people who are also able to teach on the Social Sciences module.
NB the Liberal Arts on the King’s International Foundation Programme currently has four strands: Film Studies, History of Ideas, Visual Culture, and Literature Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to design material and teach lessons for each of these strands.
Please note that this is a teaching and module leading role. It is therefore essential that applicants have relevant teaching qualifications and teaching experience.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent
Working 3.5 days a week for 35 weeks, and 2 days a week for 17 weeks of the year.

Key responsibilities

  • To lead on the development and effective delivery of the module, ensuring that it meets stated aims and learning outcomes.
  • To fully utilise technology to enhance teaching and including through the development of the module virtual learning environment. 
  • To lead on the development and use of innovative assessment and to oversee quality assurance procedures on the module.
  • To play a key role in ensuring a high-quality student experience across the department. 
  • To ensure that all module administration is completed accurately and according to departmental guidelines.  
  • To engage in professional development programmes as required. 
  • To 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
Please address each criterion in your personal statement in order under separate headings 
Essential criteria 

  1. Relevant postgraduate degree (completed or nearly completed) 
  2. Teaching qualification (such as a PGCE in the relevant subject area or the PG Cert in Academic Practice) 
  3. Relevant teaching experience, preferably on 1st year undergraduate or courses preparing students for undergraduate study, A-levels or the IB. 
  4. Experience of teaching blended/online courses. 
  5. Experience of high-quality, innovative materials design/development, preferably including materials for use in blended/online programmes. 
  6. Ability to work appropriately with students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds.
  7. Excellent standard of written and spoken English, with the ability to communicate effectively and succinctly. 
  8. Excellent IT skills (including the ability to use the full range of Microsoft Office tools) to support efficient and effective working practices. 
  9. Evidence of being able to manage a demanding workload to meet deadlines. 
  10. Evidence of being able to work autonomously, collaboratively and flexibly.

Desirable criteria

  1. PhD in a relevant field, completed or in progress
  2. Fellowship or senior fellowship of the HEA 
  3. Experience of leading a module or programme of study

Further information 
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