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Associate Tutor in Biosciences

Biochemical Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £20 per hour plus 12.07% Holiday Pay
Fixed Term until July 2024
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 03 December 2023
Reference:  059923

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. 

We are ambitious and have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively, and individually, make a real difference.  

The role

As part of the Bioscience Foundation Year team, you will play a vital role in supporting the teaching and learning process within the programme. This role is for up to 0.4FTE (2 days a week) and would ideally start as soon as possible and is available/funded until July 2024.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of bioscience topics, ensuring that content is engaging, relevant, and aligned with the programme's objectives.
  • Support students in understanding and applying core concepts in areas such as biology, maths, chemistry and learning development.
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of laboratory sessions, promoting safe and effective experimental practices.
  • Contribute to the assessment process, including marking assignments and providing constructive feedback to aid student development.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation and critical thinking.

About you

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A PhD in a relevant bioscience discipline is advantageous.
  • Experience in delivery of teaching in bioscience courses and/or Level 3-4 transition teaching is advantageous.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team of educators.
  • Commitment to promoting a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds. 

How to apply

For further information about the roles, please contact Professor Roberto La Ragione or Dr Kikki Bodman-Smith. Please include with your application a cv and expression of interest (One page maximum) no later than 3rd December 2023. 

This is a fixed term Associate Tutor post, actual hours will be confirmed by the School. Payment will be made in arrears after submission of timesheets.

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