Science and Engineering Tutor

Bristol, United Kingdom Full Time

Salary: £29,000 per annum, plus benefits

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The Company

Kaplan International Pathways offers university preparation in partnership with leading universities in Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bristol, York, Essex and London, allowing international students to progress onto a wide range of degree programmes at these partner institutions. In addition to first-rate teaching and excellent study facilities, Kaplan International Pathways programmes offer a high level of personal support as well as access to the facilities and resources of our university partners.

University of the West of England, Bristol’s International College

The College is operated in partnership with the University of the West of England, Bristol located on the University’s Frenchay campus and offers programmes designed to prepare international students for entry to UWE Bristol. The College opened in September 2012.

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The Role

The purpose of the role is to deliver highly effective teaching in the Science and Engineering Department. The modules taught in the department includes; Design Manufacture and Materials, Applied Electronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering principles, Digital Electronic Systems, Programming, Civil Engineering Field Study, Engineering Hydrology, Surveying and GIS, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.


Ability to teach at least 5 of the following modules is essential:

· Design Manufacture and Materials, Applied Electronics,

· Electrical and Electronic Engineering principles

· Digital Electronic Systems

· Programming

· Civil Engineering Field Study

· Engineering Hydrology

· Surveying and GIS.

The ability to offer other engineering modules would be desirable. These include:

· Basic Engineering

· Fluid Mechanics

· Thermodynamics.

Main responsibilities and functions

  • Teaching engineering modules and others as required to international students on Foundation Certificate, International Year One and Pre-Masters programmes which aim to prepare students for entry into undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
  • Preparing module examinations and other forms of formative and summative assessment, marking and providing feedback to students.
  • Contributing to the design and development of Engineering modules offered by the College
  • Providing academic leadership for a designated number of engineering modules, this includes preparing module guides and reports, and updating module-related information for an agreed suite of modules.
  • Developing, reviewing and updating course material for related modules, including module material on the virtual learning environment.
  • Providing input for related modules to the annual review and reporting process.
  • Providing academic learning support to a number of students.
  • Representing the College at appropriate events and meetings.
  • Any other duties as required from time to time by the Programme Leader for Science and Engineering.

Candidate profile

You will enjoy working with international students, be customer orientated and performance driven. In addition you will have:

  • A first degree in a relevant subject area, such as Maths, Engineering or Physics
  • Experience of teaching Engineering at HE institutions
  • Proven organisational, administrative and IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, etc.).
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • The desire and ability to develop and update teaching material

In addition it would be desirable for you to have:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • A teaching qualification such as a PGCE or PGCHE
  • Experience of contributing towards the development of and working within, a Virtual Learning Environment
  • The flexibility and willingness to work under pressure to deadlines
  • The enthusiasm and motivation to be a creative team player.
  • Experience of working with international students

Application method and closing date

If you meet the requirements of the position, are excited by the opportunity of working in a fast-paced international education environment, please send your CV along with covering letter, highlighting why you believe you are a suitable candidate, via our online application form

Closing Date for Applications: 29th June

Interviews will be made held in week beginning 18th June

This appointment will be subject to clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of DBS and professional reference checks. Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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