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33GH tutor in Design & Screen Cultures (Semester 1, 2020-2021)

Applications are invited for a Guaranteed Hours (GH) contract as a tutor in the School of Design.

Dissertation (Design Cultures) (DESI11074)
As part of this role, the successful candidate will teach on ECA Design's Design and Screen Cultures core dissertation course, which is a 20-credit course offered to MFA 2nd year students in the School of Design. In addition to the supervision of 8 to 10 students' 6,000-word dissertation projects, the successful candidate will mark students' formative and summative essay submissions. While some of the work (e.g., marking final submissions) will be flexible in terms of organising time, the successful candidate will need to be available for feedback sessions and small group tutorials on Friday mornings or afternoons. The small group and individual tutorials will take place online starting from week beginning 21st September 2020. More information on the course can be foundon our web page.

A minimum of 40 hours will be offered between 21st September 2020 and January 2021.

This is an open ended, UE06 position attracting a full time annual salary between £28,331 - £32,816.

Closing Date: 22nd Septmeber 2020 at 5pm.

1. Job Details

Job title: Tutor

School/Support Department: Edinburgh College of Art

Unit (if applicable): Design

Line manager: Head of subject area

2. Job Purpose

To deliver learning and teaching activities including tuition, workshops, individual tutorials and group critiques. Specific learning outcomes will be prescribed as part of the integrated overall structure of courses and to enhance the learning experience of students. A key purpose of the role is to create a stimulating and interactive learning environment where students can further their understanding of Design and Screen Cultures.

3. Main Responsibilities
(Normally between 4 and 10. Percentages should total at least 95% (and no more than 100%))
The post holders will be based in the department, within Edinburgh College of Art in the University of Edinburgh's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The role will involve:
• Delivering tutorials, group reviews, and formal feedback sessions for courses with associated preparation.
• Teaching administration, including mandatory course and team meetings.
• Student supervision and associated administration
• Working in collaboration with other staff within the School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art as and when required
• Undertaking other duties as determined by the Head of subject area

4. Planning and Organising
Plan how to develop discussion/teaching delivery during sessions, within boundaries of topics set by the Course Organiser. Assist with the identification of topics, reading lists and teaching materials within course parameters and, under the direction of the Course Organiser or other appropriate member of staff.
Ensure an adequate level of preparation in advance of planned sessions. Attend any training/briefing sessions as agreed with the Course Organiser. Consult with the Course Organiser on the advisability of attending some or all course presentations to get an understanding of the level of the brief, student expectations etc.
For studio-based teaching, post-holders may be required to source and prepare all the material required in advance in consultation with the Course Organiser.

5. Problem Solving
Expected to resolve most problems relating to own teaching activity independently and only pass onto the Course Organiser, or other appropriate member of staff, more complex issues including concerns relating to students' health and safety or pastoral issues.
In interacting with students, recognise any personal problems that may have a negative impact on academic functioning and be aware of the student support system to direct students appropriately and/or refer the issue to the appropriate member of staff. Pastoral issues must be treated with sensitivity and discretion.

6. Decision Making

Expected to guide students and answer their questions, deciding when to refer queries and issues to the CO or other appropriate member of staff.

7. Key Contacts/Relationships

Students, Course Organiser, other tutors and teaching staff on the course.
Course Secretary and relevant professional services staff.

Depending on the nature of the specific role, the post-holder will have:
• Demonstrable ability to apply knowledge, skills and techniques to teaching and ability to understand the needs of a group of/and individual students and to provide appropriate guidance.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
• Sufficient knowledge of the discipline/topics under discussion.
• Understanding of the basic principles of teaching, learning and assessment.

8. Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

Qualifications/Training
Essential
• A degree relevant to the teaching area or demonstrable equivalent experience
Experience
• Post-holders will have specialist knowledge from relevant practice and/or an understanding of debates, trends and issues within relevant field.

Desirable
• Experience of teaching at university level

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Essential
Excellent knowledge of cultures of design practice; methods and concepts relating to material, visual and/or digital cultures.
Highly effective teaching and general communication skills
Ability to work confidently and effectively with a diverse student cohort
Demonstrable critical, informed and scholarly capacity to engage with a range of teaching media, including online learning and teaching
Ability to work within teams with a collegial attitude, respect and sensitivity toward students and other staff members
Desirable
Ability to think ambitiously and creatively about teaching
Evidence of being proactive, enthusiastic and highly motivated in developing and delivering creative initiative.
Personal Attributes
The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:
• An enthusiastic, positive and creative approach to teaching
• The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
9. Dimensions
Not responsible for other members of staff.
No financial responsibilities.

10. Job Context and any other relevant information

Direction, guidance and feedback should be provided by the relevant teaching staff, e.g. Course Lecturer or Course Organiser

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the apply link at the bottom of this page [or] via our Vacancy Website [delete as appropriate, use the first sentence when publishing the vacancy on the eRecruitment system] and submitting an up to date CV [delete as appropriate]. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.

We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing [insert date].You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
The closing date is 5pm on 21st September, 2020.

Eligibility to Work

In accordance with UK legislation the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).

To do so, the University requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.

For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website

In the circumstances where the vacancy does not meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) criteria for sponsorship the successful applicant must have the existing right to work in the UK or individual circumstances which enable permission to work to be obtained.

For further information about whether you require a visa and other visa routes please visit the GOV.UK website

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Conditions of Employment

Pension Scheme
This role is grade UE06 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

For further information please visit our Pensions website .

Salary

The role is grade UE06 and attracts an equivalent annual salary of £28,331 to £32,816 pro-rata. Salary is paid a full month in arrears, by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.

The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

Edinburgh College of Art
Edinburgh College of Art is a large and diverse school within the University of Edinburgh's College of Humanities and Social Science. It is comprised of the Schools of Art, Design, History of Art, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Reid School of Music.

Our mission is to promote world-leading critical enquiry across all these subject areas through scholarly research, teaching and creative practice.

Almost 3,000 students and 300 staff study and work at ECA and we enjoy strong relationships with museums, galleries, archives, practitioners and industry partners in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Edinburgh College of Art is committed to equal and fair treatment of all its employees and in recognition of the positive promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Edinburgh College of Art a Bronze Award in 2017.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences ( )
The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Dorothy Miell, it has 13,800 undergraduates, 5,500 taught postgraduates, 1,300 research students and more than 3,800 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literatures, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014)

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted the work of more than 750 staff to 23 Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of its research impact and 76% of the overall quality profile were assessed as world-leading (4 ) and internationally excellent (3 ). Using the widely used Research Power index (which combines the submission's overall score for 3 and 4 work with the volume of staff submitted), 12 of the College's Units were ranked within the top five in the UK, and 18 were ranked first in Scotland. With an assessment of more than 95% at 3 and 4 , we're particularly proud of the outstanding research environment we create for staff and research students.

The University of Edinburgh
For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They've explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do.
The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 41,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 14,500 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

University Family Friendly Initiatives

Equality Networks:

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies
Disabled Staff Network

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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Our philosophy
We are not just designing artefacts. By understanding the world around us, and understanding where design vision and ideas lie within a global context, we develop challenges and solutions to the way we live. Through a process of collaboration, we provide a supportive framework to encourage students to create a collective philosophy of what design is and what it might become.

Making connections
Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. The School of Design is developing a network of these key partners which will place the School at the forefront of research development. Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh College of Art is a large and diverse school within the University of Edinburgh's College of Humanities and Social Science. It is comprised of the Schools of Art, Design, History of Art, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Reid School of Music.

Our mission is to promote world-leading critical enquiry across all these subject areas through scholarly research, teaching and creative practice.

Almost 3,000 students and 300 staff study and work at ECA and we enjoy strong relationships with museums, galleries, archives, practitioners and industry partners in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Edinburgh College of Art is committed to equal and fair treatment of all its employees and in recognition of the positive promotion of diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Edinburgh College of Art a Bronze Award in 2017. College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences ( ) The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is a large and diverse part of the University. Led by Vice-Principal Professor Dorothy Miell, it has 13,800 undergraduates, 5,500 taught postgraduates, 1,300 research students and more than 3,800 academic and professional services staff. The College incorporates 11 Schools (Business; Divinity; Economics; Edinburgh College of Art; Education; Health in Social Sciences; History, Classics and Archaeology; Law; Literatures, Languages and Cultures; Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and Social and Political Science), the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Centre for Open Learning. The College is located on multiple sites across Edinburgh, with the majority of Schools and College Offices based close to the central George Square area. The College, which is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for the arts, humanities and social sciences in research and teaching, has been growing and investing strongly in recent years.

Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014)

The College operates at the highest levels of international quality across a very wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences and submitted the work of more than 750 staff to 23 Units of Assessment in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. The College achieved a superb result, combining a large-scale, broad and diverse submission with very high quality outcomes: 86% of its research impact and 76% of the overall quality profile were assessed as world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*). Using the widely used Research Power index (which combines the submission's overall score for 3* and 4* work with the volume of staff submitted), 12 of the College's Units were ranked within the top five in the UK, and 18 were ranked first in Scotland. With an assessment of more than 95% at 3* and 4*, we're particularly proud of the outstanding research environment we create for staff and research students. The University of Edinburgh For more than four centuries, our people and their achievements have rewritten history time and again. They've explored space, revolutionised surgery, published era-defining books, paved the way for life-saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas from penicillin to Dolly the sheep. We have believed that anything is possible, we still do.
The latest Research Excellence Framework highlighted our place at the forefront of international research. This adds to our international reputation for the quality of our teaching and our student experience excellence. The University is proud of its success with online teaching initiatives, with 2550 students currently studying its online distance learning postgraduate programmes, and a total to date of more than 2 million enrolments for Edinburgh MOOCs.

As a member of staff, you will be part of one of the world's leading universities, with 20 Schools spread over 3 Colleges that offer more than 1600 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate programmes to over 41,000 students each year. Professional services are critical to this success as well as our world-class teaching, research and student facilities. In fact, we are one of the top employers in Edinburgh, with over 14,500 people spread across a wide range of academic and supporting roles.

As a world-changing, world-leading university, we offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate academic, professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. The University has a range of initiatives to support a family friendly working environment, including flexible working and childcare vouchers. See our University Initiatives website for further information.

University Family Friendly Initiatives

Equality Networks:

Staff Pride Network for LGBT+ colleagues and allies
Disabled Staff Network

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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