Tutor in Quantitative Methods: Visa sponsorship

University of Glasgow

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Job Purpose
To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by undertaking a range of teaching, assessment and administrative duties, particularly in relation teaching in quantitative methods courses across the School of Social and Political Sciences. These posts will contribute to learning and teaching objectives in the School of Social and Political Sciences.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching.
2. Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activities directed towards the delivery of subjects at UG and PGT levels.
3. Participate in a range of course administration duties, within required timescales, including effective communication of information, marking, assessment and timely constructive feedback.
4. Assist with the development of appropriate teaching materials ensuring content and methods of delivery meet determined learning objectives.
5. Contribute to the effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision including the use of Moodle and other ICT materials.
6. Apply specialist knowledge to teaching that best meet the needs of individuals and groups of learners, ensuring an inclusive and evidence-based approach that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.
7. Participate in the full assessment process using a variety of methods and techniques, including oral assessment, and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students that supports their learning.
8. Assist with the supervision of student projects, dissertations, and any practical work, advising on skills, methods and techniques to assist the transfer of knowledge, and respond appropriately to the diverse range of learner support/ needs.
9. Facilitate student engagement and pastoral support and contribute towards a positive student experience
10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate, including PgCap.
11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.
Knowledge and Qualifications
A1 SCQF Level 10 [Honours degree] in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or equivalent.
A2 PhD in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or working towards one using quantitative methods
A3 Professional teaching qualification or working towards one.
A4 Specialist knowledge of introductory social science statistics including Generalised Linear Models.
A5 Knowledge of teaching methods and techniques for quantitative social science research methods.
B1 Knowledge of advanced quantitative methods, social network analysis, text analysis, Bayesian modelling, longitudinal analysis, causal inference, agent-based modelling, Machine Learning, or similar.
C1 Excellent communication skills both oral and written, specifically the ability to communicate material of a specialist or technical nature in quantitative social science.
D1 Ability to use R for data management, analysis, and communication; evidenced through research output and/or teaching and/or contributions to software packages.
D2 Ability to communicate quantitative social science concepts to a diverse group of learners (e.g., from a variety of programmes, with differing levels of prior knowledge, and with degrees from different higher education systems .
D3 Ability to work independently and as part of a team
D4 Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly
E1 Relevant administrative experience [e.g. student support, course administration etc.
F1 1-2 years relevant experience of teaching.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 – £36,024 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.
Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
Vacancy reference number: 146853

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