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  • Ref no: GCU00807
  • Published: 13/2/2020
  • Closes: 27/2/2020
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £42,792.00 - £49,553.00 per year pro rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 10.5 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


This is a part time (0.3FTE)/open ended opportunity working 35 weeks per year during academic term time

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The School of Health and Life Sciences is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic Academic Development Tutor (ADT) on a part time (0.3FTE) basis working with the current team within the School’s Learning Development Centre. The School is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer across the disciplines of health, nursing and social care, biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and vision sciences.

The ADT role requires an understanding of and commitment to student support using an enhancement-lead approach to learning and teaching and working within a team of dedicated, professional and committed staff. Applicants must have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all levels with a high degree of motivation.

The main responsibilities of the role will be to proactively support students with a range of developmental needs in various delivery contexts, as well as to develop on and off-line materials which support learners’ academic development. The role holder will be expected to be familiar with learning styles and to be actively engaged with new and existing pedagogies to inform their practice.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in Education (or equivalent) and must be able to demonstrate experience in a learning support role or have previous guidance experience. Further essential criteria for this role include experience in and implementation of developmental strategies particularly in the areas of study skills, writing for academic purposes and knowledge and or experience of blended learning approaches and technologies. Additionally, it is expected that applicants will be computer literate with demonstrable digital skills. It is expected that applicants have an understanding of and commitment to student support, equal opportunities and diversity issues. Those applying for this post should be dynamic, enthusiastic, committed and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills with a high degree of motivation and ability to organise and self-manage.

If you have any queries on this post please contact Dr Claire McGuinness Assistant Head of Learning, Teaching and Quality at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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