Associate Tutor

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

December 6, 2021


Associate Tutor

Job Purpose

To be responsible for undertaking a range of duties which may include teaching, dissertation supervision and administration on teaching programmes, as requested by the Programme Leader in accordance with School requirements. Packages of work, which may consist of any combination of the duties and responsibilities outlined below and as appropriate will be agreed, calculated and paid at an hourly rate.

This post is on a fixed-term (1 year) and part-time basis. You will be offered a minimum of 50 hours work during the duration of the contract.

Main Duties and Responsibilities may include:

1.To deliver an agreed range of teaching, supervisory and assessment activities in accordance with School teaching requirements.

2.To provide academic leadership in the subject area and aspects of the curriculum, drawing on prior professional experience and expertise.

3.To contribute as a member of the teaching team to the development of appropriate materials to ensure content and methodology meet learning objectives.

4.To participate fully in the assessment process employing a variety of appropriate methods and techniques and to provide effective and timely feedback, both formative and summative, in support of student learning.

5.To contribute as a member of the teaching team to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum and demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching and evidence-informed practice.

6.To support and assess individual student projects and assignments and to assist with emerging difficulties.

7.To engage in professional development activities as required, in order to enhance knowledge, understanding and skills.

8.To undertake appropriate course and programme administration as required.

9.To be familiar with current educational research and its applications.

10. To undertake other duties as appropriate, in consultation and agreement with the relevant programme leader and / or the Director of PGT.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 PhD in one of the subject areas identified above (A Masters degree with substantial professional experience may be considered as an alternative).

A2 Up to date knowledge and an understanding of research/scholarship within subject related area.

A3 An established track record of development and delivery of teaching including CPD.

A4 An understanding of the research/scholarship that underpins learning and teaching.

A5 Substantial post qualification experience in a professional post.


B1 Experience of working in a research-led environment including supervision of student projects / dissertations.



C1 Excellent communication skills both orally and written.

C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.

C3 Excellent time management skills.

C4 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

C5 Ability to work with little supervision.

C6 Self-motivation.

C7 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.

Experience Essential

E1 Demonstrable post qualification experience in subject area.


F1 Experience in a leadership role.

Job Features

Planning and Organising

• Develop and maintain involvement in teaching programmes which are underpinned by research/scholarship. • Production of teaching resources as appropriate within appropriate agreed timescales/ period.

• Design, implement and evaluate teaching programmes as appropriate.

• Develop organisational skills to effectively manage time and priorities to include teaching and administrative duties and scholarly and professional activity.

• Plan and organise administrative duties on an ongoing basis.

• Contribute to planning and organisation of courses and teaching programmes.

• Plan, organise, deliver and review required teaching and carry out assessment at a variety of levels.

Decision Making

• Prioritise work in accordance with agreed School requirements including assessment processes, course content and committee advice.

• Monitor and evaluate content and delivery of teaching programmes.

• Act as first point of contact for enquiries from students in subject area.

Internal/External Relationships Internal

• Exchange information about a course or programme with the Programme Leader and other relevant staff to ensure that School objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted.

• Provide students with advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seek advice from the University's Student Support Services.


• Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) and professional organisations to exchange ideas and information about teaching and assessment practice.

• Interaction with school partners to ensure appropriate content of teaching programmes and to monitor progress of students.

Terms and Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 8, £44,706 - £51,799 per annum.

This post is on a fixed-term (1 year) and part-time basis. You will be offered a minimum of 50 hours work during the duration of the contract.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Reference: 073189 Closing Date: 6 December 2021

Vacancy Ref : 073189 Close Date : 06-Dec-2021 23:45