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The University of Edinburgh is committed to providing an outstanding student experience, preparing them for life beyond their studies and equipping them with the expertise and attributes they need to achieve their full potential within the global community.\n \nThis post is aimed at University of Edinburgh postdocs and is primarily aimed at those in the School of Biological Sciences. This post will assist with courses administered by the Biology Teaching Organisation. The post holder is expected to prepare and deliver tutorial sessions and/or facilitate group discussions. The post holder may be requested to mark assignments using defined marking criteria and to provide suitable oral or written feedback. Markers may also be requested to provide feedback directly to students.\n \n 1. Job Details \nJob title: Tutor \nSchool/Support Department: Biological Sciences \nUnit (if applicable): Biology Teaching Organisation \nLine manager: Projects and Enhancement Officer\n \n 2. Job Purpose \nThis role will generally be concerned with contributing to elements of teaching within a clear and established programme by provision of tuition in specific areas of a course to groups of usually undergraduate students. A key purpose of the role is to lead practical sessions, for example, as a floor leader or to stimulate discussion and debate amongst students on course topics in order to further the understanding of key course topics and assisting students in drawing key learning points out of course materials.\n \n 3. Main Responsibilities \nThe following items are representative work activities which may be undertaken by a Tutor at this level:\n To lead tutorials or practicals, within a framework set by others, for groups of students, with specified learning outcomes, in discussing key points from lectures and/or course materials within a clear and established programme. Tutorials may take a variety of forms including those appropriate to problem-based learning. To carry out necessary prior reading and preparation on tutorial or practical topics in order to be able to guide discussion and answer queries arising from set exercises. Contribute to identification of topics for discussion and assist in developing reading lists. To undertake marking, under supervision, of assignments and/or class tests. To monitor student progress and provides feedback to the student, highlighting to the course organiser any concerns about student performance or pastoral issues. To be aware of any Health & Safety, and welfare issues, and raise any concerns with the course organiser. \n 4. Planning and Organising \nWithin boundaries of set topics, plan and present methodology and material for practical, or develop discussion within the tutorial session. The course organiser will set the broad topics to be discussed at tutorials throughout the semester. In discussion with the course organiser, the tutor may suggest additional/alternative topics/material to aid the practicals or discussion and small variations to the order of topics.\n \n 5. Decision Making \nProvided with guidelines on course content or marking criteria by course organiser. Some discretion on how to deliver topics or how to mark. Would feedback to course organiser any concerns eg plagiarism, student performance issues.\n \n 6. Key Contacts/Relationships \nCourse organiser; undergraduate students.\n \n 7. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job \nDemonstrable capability to lead groups, which may have been gained through experience as a demonstrator, including explaining concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Sufficient knowledge of the topic under discussion to adequately lead the discussion taking account of the needs of the specific group including detailed explanation of how the topic relates to the wider area of study. Postholders will normally hold a degree relevant to the teaching area and have an understanding of the basic principles of teaching, learning and assessment.\n \n 8. Dimensions \nTutorial groups or practical classes of undergraduate or post-graduate taught students may range from 5 to 110 students.\n \n Application Procedure \n \nAll applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page.\n \nThe application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application.\n \n Eligibility to Work \nIn accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK). \nTo do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. You must present yourself and your eligibility to work documents to the Biology Teaching Organisation reception desk in JCMB room 2105. \nFor further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website \nIn the circumstances where the vacancy does not meet the Home Office and Visa Services advertising, salary and/ or qualification level criteria for sponsorship the successful applicant must have the existing right to work in the UK.\n \n Conditions of Employment \n Pension Scheme \nThis role is grade UE06 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme. \nFor further information please visit our Pensions website .\n \n Salary \n \nThe role is guaranteed hours. It is grade UE06 and attracts an hourly rate of £15.25 plus annual leave allowance. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.\n \n The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual. \n var links = document.querySelectorAll(".targetLink"), i, j, aTags, string; for(i=0; i School of Biological Sciences As the modern inheritors of our 400-year-old reputation for excellence, our staff and students contribute to a vibrant academic community whose visions are shaping tomorrow's world.\n \nThe School of Biological Sciences is at the leading edge in teaching, research and innovation. Independent rankings such as the Times Higher Education consistently place us amongst the top 25 universities in the world for biological sciences. \n \n Teaching and learning: Our undergraduate students can study a wide range of topics, providing a strong grounding in fundamental biology with the flexibility to gain experience of the most recent research developments in biological and biomedical science in the later years of their degree programme. More than 300 students per year are admitted to our taught programmes, which are managed and supported by the Biology Teaching Organisation.\n \n Undergraduate programmes \n \n Masters programmes \n \n Research: Our students are taught by some of the world's leading scientists. We are one of the top biology departments in the UK for the quality and impact of our research. More than half of our research activity was rated as 'world-leading' in quality and scope in the 2014 UK national research assessment, placing us second in the UK amongst university teaching departments. The success of our research is testament to the excellence of our people: some 130 academic teaching staff and independently-funded research fellows, and the 400 research assistants and technicians and more than 200 PhD students who work with these Principal Investigators. The Graduate School of Biological Sciences provides overarching training and support for our PhD students.\n \nOur research is wide-ranging in scope and is structured around themes which build links from fundamental science to research that addresses global problems. We are investing in growth and expanding our facilities to accommodate new research directions. Our aim is to create innovation and impact from our research by integrating expertise across our research themes to generate transformational new knowledge. \n \n Research Themes, Institutes and cross-disciplinary Centres \n \nThe School is a member of SULSA , the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance.\n \n Professional services: The School's academic success is supported by a large professional services team who deliver administrative, IT and technical services.\n \n Working in the School: We aim to ensure that our culture and systems support flexible and family-friendly working and to recognise and value diversity across all our staff and students. The School has an active programme offering support and professional development opportunities for all staff. We place a particular focus on development for early-career researchers (postgraduate and postdoctoral research staff and personal fellowship holders), offering mentoring and an active 'BioDocSoc' organisation that brings together researchers for networking, events and training opportunities. \n \nThe School of Biological Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance the representation of women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.\n \nOur website contains more information about the School.\n College of Science and Engineering (

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