Teaching Associate (Anatomy) (2 Posts)

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Oct 11, 2016
Closes
Nov 07, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE:

To teach anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences; to contribute to related administrative and outreach activity.

MAJOR DUTIES:

Teaching:

  • Deliver a range of teaching activities in anatomy including lectures, practical classes and tutorials within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences.
  • Contribute to the assessment of students’ work by setting and marking examinations and coursework using relevant criteria.
  • Seek ways of improving student performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing student feedback.
  • Supervise practical work where it is part of the course and advise students on techniques.
  • Plan and develop independent teaching contributions and contribute to the design or revision of course units; contribute to curriculum development.
  • Develop own teaching materials. Administration/Contribution to the Community: Contribute to the School’s outreach and marketing strategy including contributing to Open Days and other course promotional events.
  • Mentor students within own area to ensure, as far as practicable, that relevant teaching issues are dealt with in a timely and
  • effective manner.
  • Carry out designated administrative duties, including for example, participation in committee work; assisting with module/course administration; employability activities.
  • Ensure that appropriate records associated with teaching are processed and archived.
  • Contribute appropriately to the Teaching Quality Assurance activity of the Centre.



Planning and Organising:

  • Plan and manage teaching contributions as agreed with Centre Director or Head of School.
  • Co-ordinate with others (such as module coordinators, support staff or academic colleagues) to ensure efficient delivery of student needs and expectations.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of modules and teaching.
  • Plan for use of teaching resources including laboratories and tutorials where appropriate.


Resource Management Responsibilities:

  • Share the responsibility, with Centre Director and Chief Technician of ensuring practical classes / tutorials have adequate resources in terms of equipment, consumables and demonstrators.
  • Mentor students especially in relation to their practical class activity and the acquisition of practical skills.


Internal and External Relationships:

  • Membership of the School Board and Centre Examination Board and such committees relevant to their administrative duties (e.g. Module/Pathway Review).
  • Collaborate with other staff within Faculty, School and Centre as appropriate.
  • Support the School’s outreach programme by contributing to Open Days and other promotional events.


ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • A primary degree in anatomy or closely related subject (minimum 1).
  • Significant knowledge of Human Anatomy.
  • Evidence of teaching in Higher Education.
  • Proven ability to create effective teaching material.
  • Experience of setting and judging student assessments.
  • Evidence of contribution to administrative processes.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a given resource.
  • Experience of contributing to University community/outreach events.
  • Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively to students.

 

  • Demonstrable intellectual ability.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with University staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrable ability to be an effective team member.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours as reasonably required. Completed Postgraduate Qualification in Higher Education Training or HEA membership.
  • A PhD completed or about to be completed in a relevant area.
  • Knowledge of subjects related to the anatomical sciences e.g. histology, embryology.
  • Significant experience of human dissection.
  • Evidence of teaching anatomy at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Evidence of good teaching evaluations.
  • Evidence of contribution to the enhancement of quality teaching.
  • Experience of student mentorship.
  • Familiarity of a broad range of assessment methodologies.


DESIRABLE CRITERIA:

  • Familiarity with the use of digital/online learning.
  • Experience of educational quality assurance mechanisms.