Academic Development Tutor

Glasgow Caledonian University

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Full time/Fixed term Contract for 10 months – Interviews will take place on week commencing 22 Jan 2018.

Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 150 modern Universities in the world (THE, 2017). 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 fixed term/full time contract for 10 months 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 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 the learner. You will be expected to be familiar with learning styles and be actively engaged with new and existing pedagogies to inform your 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 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 would be desirable for the candidate to have experience in teaching English as a second or other language. It is expected that applicants have an understanding of and commitment to student support, equal opportunities and diversity issues. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and committed individual who demonstrates excellent communication skills with a high degree of motivation and ability to organise and self-manage.


Further details on this post are available by contacting Dr Fiona Kennedy, Assistant Head of Learning, Teaching and Quality at or on 0141 331 3385.

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.

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).

Applications must be made online at

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