Sessional Academic Physics Tutors

Study Group
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
04 Oct 2018
18 Oct 2018
Subject Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Purpose:

The University of Sheffield International College and its programmes are provided by Study Group in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. We are currently seeking sessional tutors for the following subject areas:

  • Physics Tutor to teach on the foundation programme (level 3, A level equivalent), including laboratory work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To deliver high quality teaching of modules to groups of international students at both Foundation or/and Pre-Masters' levels.
  • To undertake marking and feedback provision on formative and summative basis, whilst complying with Quality Standards and Processes.
  • To support development of students' independent learning.
  • To provide module feedback to a relevant module coordinator.
  • To maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of student attendance and performance.
  • To participate in regular meetings with teaching and support staff.
  • To monitor and offer ongoing academic support to designated groups of students.

Organisational Compliance:

The position holder must comply with Study Group policies and applicable laws including those in relation, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety; Anti-Discrimination and Harassment, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and those specifically relevant to the position and authority of the job holder.

Selection Criteria:

As the successful candidate, you will enjoy working with international students and be performance driven. In addition, you will have:


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree for foundation level (equivalent to A level).
  • A minimum of Master Degree for teaching on the pre-Masters programmes. 

Experience Required:

  • A proven ability to teach these topics.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience, in UK higher, further education or sixth form context, or other EAP experience.
  • Experience of working with international students is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience, and a positive track record, of working with staff teams, evaluating performance and identifying development needs.
  • A level examination is desirable for foundation level but not essential. 


  • A student-centred approach.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Ability to develop and update teaching material and preferably experience of working within a Virtual Learning Environment (e.g. Blackboard).
  • Strong record-keeping skills.
  • Competence in teaching and administrative IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • A commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to be a performance-driven team player.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records checks if appropriate.  

Please apply via the link.