Academic Skills Teaching Fellow (Environmental Management)

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom

October 6, 2022


Post Title: Academic Skills Teaching Fellow (Environmental Management)

SBU/Department: School of Life and Medical Sciences – Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography

FTE: 1.0 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH6 £29,619 - £35,333 per annum on achieving designated skills and experience

Location : College Lane Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Geography, Environment and Planning is an ambitious Subject Group in the School of Life and Medical Sciences, ranked 14th in the Guardian (2022) for Geography and Environmental Studies in the UK. We have a strong focus on applied and research-informed teaching, excellent pastoral care and graduate employability (ranked 10th for career prospects). BSc degrees are offered in Environmental Management and Ecology, Geography, Human Geography and Physical Geography, and MSc programmes include Environmental Management, Sustainable Planning and Transport Planning. The post is based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, situated in a leafy campus within commuting distance from London.

Main duties and responsibilities

The post-holder will support the provision of teaching, provide academic student support and administration in Environmental Management at postgraduate level within the Geography, Environment and Planning (GEP) Subject Group. This will include maintaining regular contact with students, being accessible and supportive of their academic progress, personal and professional development. To contribute to teaching in academic study skills, through one- to-one tutorials, small group and large group workshops, including academic integrity, referencing, academic writing and reflecting holistically on feedback received on assessed work.

Skills and experience needed

The post-holder will have demonstrated excellent planning and delivery of study support to students in higher education, as well as managing academic administration or personnel records. They will have strong ability to provide academic guidance, mentoring and pastoral care to students from a range of backgrounds. Experience teaching Environmental Management and other related areas at Postgraduate level, of lecturing, field-based teaching, computer- based teaching, the setting and marking of assessments, and project supervision, are all desirable.

The successful applicant will be friendly, helpful, patient and enthusiastic, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills consistent with the highest quality of teaching and learning, along with evidence of successful teamwork and a caring and collegial approach. Proficiency in English is essential.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria.

Qualifications required

The post-holder will hold a minimum of an Honours Degree in Environment, Sustainability, Geography or a cognate area, or equivalent level qualification. A teaching qualification or Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is desirable.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to the Joint Subject Group Leads for Geography, Environment and Planning, Dr Alastair Curry ( and Dr Phil Porter (

Closing Date: 06 October 2022

Interview date: TBC

Reference Number: 042955

Date advert placed: 08 September 2022

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include a small gender pay gap within the School where this post sits (6%) and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ+ candidates, who are currently under- represented within the programme.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a...