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Anatomy Demonstrators

Employer
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£24.30 per hour, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Job Type
Academic Posts, Tutors
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

ob description

Anatomy Demonstrators teach and supervise undergraduate students in the Department of Anatomy, as well as those students studying Dental and Medical programmes. This is done via tutorials, dissections and other classes. Demonstrators are also involved in the teaching of external groups (e.g. osteopathic medicine, sport therapy, nursing etc.). They may be required occasionally to assist in the setting and marking of “spot” examinations.  Some of our Demonstrators are also required to design, teach and assess a series of tutorials on the Advanced Human Anatomy module. All Demonstrators are required to produce prosections to be used for teaching.

Demonstrators will receive instruction on aspects of Anatomy relevant to the classes in which they are involved. These will be delivered by academic members of the Department responsible for organising the Dental, Medical and Science courses. All Demonstrators are also given expert guidance and training (no fee, on-site and online) towards their postgraduate surgical and radiological examinations (e.g. MRCS). This training is given by current and experienced trainers and examiners. Reasonable time will be given to sit professional examinations and to attend recognised courses of study. Moreover, there is also help and supervision for research and publication submissions and the chance to take a pivotal position in the Alcock anatomical society. 

All Demonstrators are offered research opportunities, which are discussed with them upon arrival. Supervision and guidance for these projects are given by the academic staff of the Department. Demonstrators are encouraged to present their projects at a scientific meeting (e.g. British Association of Clinical Anatomy), and to submit an abstract or paper for publication. Such research is not obligatory but useful in today’s competitive postgraduate training. 

Demonstrators are fully briefed on the requirements for teaching on a weekly basis. 

This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract for 9 months. 

This is a part-time post but teaching occurs daily during term-time.  Locums are possible during the appointment by agreement. 

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching practical anatomy to medical, dental, BSc and MSc students.  
  • Preparing prosections 
  • Designing and running tutorials for 3rd year BSc & intercalating (i)BSc students 
  • Acting as Personal Tutor to iBSc students 
  • Supervision of anatomical projects for BSc and iBSc students 
  • Assessments of BSc and iBSc students (construction of exam questions and marking)

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. Have completed Foundation Year 2 within the last 5 years, and show a commitment to a career in surgery or other appropriate discipline 
  2. Demonstrate teaching experience 
  3. Have a sound knowledge and understanding of anatomy 
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills 
  5. Have excellent communication skills 
  6. Have a valid UK work permit 

Desirable criteria 

  1. Have a pass in MRCS A 
  2. Have a teaching qualification (e.g. PGCert) 
  3. Have a BSc or iBSc qualification and/or research experience

Further information

Candidates who are shortlisted will be interviewed in the style of MMIs, which will include two short teaching sessions on anatomy topics in the dissecting room. Planned interview dates: 20/05/2024 (PM) and 22/05/2024 (AM). 

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance.

Company

King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

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