Teaching Associate (Anatomy) (2 Posts)
To teach anatomy to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences; to contribute to related administrative and outreach activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- Familiarity with the use of digital/online learning.
- Experience of educational quality assurance mechanisms.
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