Academic General Funds GTA

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

October 7, 2022

Description

Academic General Funds GTA

Job Purpose

To effectively and efficiently undertake a range of duties associated with the teaching of full time and part time students and associated administration as requested by the Head of School/Subject in order to contribute to the College/School/Subject Area objectives. Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities, including tutorials/seminars directed towards the delivery of subjects at undergraduate level.

  • To contribute to the development of appropriate teaching materials to ensure content and methods of delivery meet learning objectives.

  • To participate in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

  • To participate, as appropriate, in the supervision of practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge.

  • To contribute, as appropriate, to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led and scholarly approach to student learning.

  • To undertake limited administrative duties as requested by the Course Convenor/Head of Subject/Programme Director.

  • To engage in training in teaching, assessment and other related activities, as required.

  • Dimensions Develop and maintain involvement in teaching plans with respect to teaching developments on an ongoing basis over the semester/s. Deliver teaching for undergraduate courses as appropriate. Undertake teaching in accordance with a fair distribution of departmental workload.

    Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge/Qualifications A1 Good first degree in subject area. A2 A postgraduate qualification or equivalent, or current enrolment as a postgraduate research student A3 Appropriate level of knowledge and expertise in the subject specialism.

    Skills B1 Excellent communications and language skills both oral and written. B2 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills. B3 Time/project/ management skills as appropriate. B4 Ability to work independently and as part of a team B5 Ability to work with little supervision. B6 Self-motivation. B7 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

    Experience Essential C1 Participation in small group learning C2 Successful completion of previous year's APR, where appropriate

    Desirable D1 Successful completion of first year of postgraduate research degree D2 Previous teaching experience though not essential as appropriate training provided

    Job Features Planning and Organising Effective organisational skills to effectively manage time and prioritise as appropriate teaching and administrative duties. Reactive and responsive -– responding to or passing on queries from students as appropriate. Plan and organise administrative duties on an ongoing basis.

    Decision Making Take decisions as appropriate in accordance with assessment processes, course content and committee advice and in consultation with the course convener and administrator. Prioritise own work.

    Internal/External Relationships Internal Head of College/School/Subject/Programme for exchanging information and learning and teaching strategy. Course convenor for curriculum delivery and overall assessment. U/G students for teaching and learning support. Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information. Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.

    Problem Solving Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students in subject area. Address teaching problems i.e. delivery of materials to mixed-ability groups etc. Assist students with issues relative to welfare. Inform students of the availability of relevant academic and support services within the University, where appropriate.

    Vacancy Ref : 096671 Close Date :

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    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,...