University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

PhD Student (Tutor)

United Kingdom

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PhD Student (Tutor)

Job Purpose Within a clear and established teaching programme, contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by undertaking a range of teaching, assessment and administrative duties, principally at undergraduate level, to further the understanding of key course topics and assist students in drawing out key learning points from course materials.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate teaching.

  • Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level.

  • Participate in a range of course administration duties, within required timescales, including effective communication of information, marking, assessment and timeous constructive feedback.

  • Assist with the development of appropriate teaching materials ensuring content and methods of delivery meet determined learning objectives.

  • Contribute to the effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision including the use of Moodle and other IT materials.

  • Apply specialist knowledge to teaching that best meet the needs of individuals and groups of learners, ensuring an inclusive and evidence-based approach that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

  • Participate in the full assessment process using a variety of methods and techniques, including oral assessment, and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students that supports their learning.

  • Assist with the supervision of student projects, dissertations, and any practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge, and respond appropriately to the diverse range of learner support/ needs.

  • Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

  • To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan.

  • Qualifications

    Honours degree (SCQF Level 10) relevant to the teaching area or have expertise in a relevant field, together with an understanding of the principles of teaching, learning and assessment. Registered for and working towards the achievement of a PhD qualification in a relevant subject.

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    Expert knowledge of the subject area. Experience of delivering and supporting undergraduate or postgraduate students either in an online, distance learning or face to face environment. Experience of supervising, mentoring or teaching students in practical and active learning environments. Relevant administrative experience (e.g. student support, course administration etc.) Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to use IT and relevant software packages to support teaching and learning. Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work to deadlines. Commitment to the University's published values and professional behaviours.

    Vacancy Ref : 134148 Close Date : 31-Jul-2024 23:45

    Job details


    PhD Student (Tutor)


    University of Glassgow


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    July 31, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

    The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

    The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

    The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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