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    • Birmingham


  • Social science


  • Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Apply by: 2023-03-26

Lecturer in Academic Study Skills/ English Language Support

Published 2023-01-25

The post holder will be required to devise a range of teaching and assessment materials, covering several modules and subject areas and may lead on modules and programmes, primarily, but not exclusively those which provide English Language and Academic Skills Development and Support. Please note that the post is weekend delivery.

Main duties will include:
•Offer teaching and student support at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level of study, either individually or as a member of a teaching team.
•Offer teaching in a variety of learnings settings from seminar and small group tutorials to large lectures, workshops or placements, using appropriate and engaging teaching styles, within an established programme of study.
•Design and develop teaching materials, assessment methods and criteria, for individual modules or modules within a specific subject area, with a clear awareness and understanding of relevant quality assurance requirements.
•Supervise the work of students in a timely, professional and supportive manner, providing necessary advice on study skills, research methods, assessment and dissertation work.
•Offer appropriate advice, feedback, support, and encouragement to students, in both an academic and personal tutor role, to ensure a high-quality student experience.
•Undertake relevant scholarly activity, either as part of a collaborative project or individually, as a means of updating knowledge in an appropriate specialism and underpinning effective learning and teaching, or for seeking publication, knowledge transfer, public dissemination, or for funding and grant opportunities.
•Undertake appropriate administrative tasks to ensure the effective operation and management of the curriculum and, at the request of a line manager, undertake a small cross-programme or School administrative role such as student admissions, involvement in marketing and open day initiatives.

Please view the Job Description for further details, where you will also find a list of the essential and desirable ‘Person Specification’ criteria.

You should have:
•Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
•Experience in teaching English language with relevant delivery, assessment and student support
•Demonstrable organisational and personal management skills
•Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills with evidence of a commitment to team working and teaching
•IT proficiency and experience of using e-resources including a willingness to teach by video-link, VLE, e-mail or website delivery

•Annual leave entitlement is 35 days annual leave per year (plus 8 bank holidays & 4 University closure days)