Assistant Lecturer, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

University of Essex

United Kingdom

August 14, 2022


Job title

Assistant Lecturer, School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences

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Application closing date





Grade 7, SP 27 (£16.73 per hour). ALs who have achieved AFHEA accreditation before the start of the module will be paid at SP 28 (£17.23 per hour)

Employment type

Fixed-term, Part-time

Job category/type



REQ06131 Assistant Lecturer Job Description.pdf

Job description


The School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is seeking to appoint two Assistant Lecturers for SE101 Professional Skills and Development. You will support the delivery of employability skills teaching and the assessment of the employability portfolio coursework assignment.

Purpose of the role

Assistant Lecturers support academic staff at the University by performing teaching or teaching related duties in line with business need and affordability. This post also provides a development opportunity for postgraduate students to develop their teaching skills in preparation for more senior teaching posts in future and to achieve professional recognition.

Teaching should normally be undergraduate class teaching/seminars or demonstrating, using existing teaching materials. Lecturing duties, and any delivery of teaching at Masters level, would not usually be undertaken by Assistant Lecturers and must be associated with a student's research interest, and require prior approval from the Deputy Dean (Education) of the relevant Faculty in which the teaching will be conducted. Lecturing duties should be as directed by and under the supervision of the module supervisor. Marking should be undertaken in line with the Marking Policy and with permission from the Deputy Dean (Education), on the basis of a case made by the Head of Department.

Assistant Lecturers will receive close supervision and direction from the module supervisor, including regular feedback, pastoral support, and guidance. The module supervisor will give full background on the module and clear direction on the content to be taught and the preparation necessary and will undertake assessment of teaching.

Main Duties

The main duties of the post will be:

  • Teaching classes to students, providing them with a thorough knowledge of the subject and enabling them to meet the learning outcomes
  • Attending the lecture associated with the class.
  • Marking coursework assignments, including use of FASER
  • Essential Requirements

    Applicants for posts as an Assistant Lecturer must be registered for a postgraduate degree at the University of Essex during all or part of the academic year 2022-23.

    Knowledge/Qualifications - Essential:

  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • Studying for a PhD in a relevant area but not in further completion
  • Good knowledge of the subject area being taught
  • Willing to undertake training to the requirements of the post
  • Knowledge/Qualifications – Desirable:

  • A Master's degree in a relevant subject area
  • Professional recognition e.g. AFHEA or a teaching qualification
  • Skills – Essential:

  • Able to communicate academic and teaching material clearly to both academic staff and a wide range of students
  • Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise different duties
  • Able to present work in a well-structured and coherent manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience – Desirable:

  • Some experience of delivery of academic content to small groups using oral presentation
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Assessing students' work and providing feedback
  • Assistant Lecturers who have previously taught within the Department, should hold CADENZA accreditation in order to be considered.

    Contractual Arrangements

    The appointment will be made at the University rates for Assistant Lecturers, depending on hours agreed, at Grade 7 SP 27 (currently £16.73 per hour) or at Grade 7 SP 28 (currently £17.23 per hour) for those who hold CADENZA.

    The posts will be offered as fixed-term employment contracts until the post holder completes or withdraws from postgraduate studies or enters further completion or an extension to completion period.

    Although an overarching contract will be in place for the duration of postgraduate studies, ALs will need to apply for individual posts and will have no entitlement to future engagements beyond their initial post. The reason the contract is fixed-term is that these posts provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students to develop interpersonal, communication and practical skills.

    Support, Mentoring and Monitoring

    Assistant Lecturers must engage in professional development activity related to teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities. All ALs are expected to achieve Associate Fellowship of the HEA (CADENZA) at the first possible opportunity and by the end of their first year of teaching (or they will not normally be able to continue teaching as an AL). ALs will be paid for all mandatory training. The following training should be undertaken:

  • Attendance at the central induction event (September and/or January) (12 hours)
  • 'How we work at Essex' mandatory online training (3 hours)
  • Complete the CADENZA application (6 hours).
  • In addition, there will be the following Departmental induction and training.

  • Departmental Induction (2 hours, September)
  • Assistant Lecturers are also expected to play a wider citizenship role in the Department. This will include activities including where appropriate involvement in module development and review and being represented at Departmental meetings and events.

    Please visit https: // www. training/cadenza for further information regarding CADENZA accreditation.

    How to Apply

    Please send a CV and a covering letter outlining how your qualifications, experience and skills map against the job description to Mel Wiltshire, by 14 August 2022

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