Salary: Grade 6, £30,502 – £34,308 / Grade 7, £37,474 – £42,155 per annum
We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant/Fellow to deliver Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PGT) in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and contribute to the redevelopment of the current provision and co-ordination and delivery of academic content. You will teach and actively contribute to the knowledge, understanding and skills of postgraduate students in the College of MVLS. Working within the team to ensure academic delivery in the area and to contribute as required to the general academic administrative duties of PGT programmes.
Applications are invited from candidates with a first degree in a relevant subject area to MVLS. The posts are full time and fixed term until 27 February 2026. Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Cheryl Woolhead, Cheryl.Woolhead@glasgow.ac.uk
To deliver Postgraduate Taught Programmes (PGT) in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and contribute to the redevelopment of the current provision and co-ordination and delivery of academic content. To teach and to actively contribute to the knowledge, understanding and skills of postgraduate students in the College of MVLS. Work within a team to ensure academic delivery in this area and to contribute as required to the general academic administrative duties of PGT programmes. To liaise with academic colleagues within MVLS and University-wide, to develop a vibrant and attractive PGT portfolio providing excellent training and student experience at postgraduate level.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To work with clusters of programmes to contribute to the re-development of programme plans and to implement the development and co-ordination of new academic content.
2. Contribute to course creation, development and delivery, including tutoring support, within the programmes. Working with teams of academics and in coordination with the PGT administrative team as required.
3. Support the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, in accordance with the University’s Quality Enhancement Strategy, so that the educational opportunities available to students are maintained at the University’s high standards. Contribute to the design and coordinate the implementation of new teaching and learning approaches.
4. Engagement in scholarship to support teaching and student support activities and applying up-to date research to all teaching. Ensuring necessary input of expert material into courses from contributing academics and external sources where required.
5. Maintain and develop knowledge in the subject area through liaisons with the schools in the college.
6. Keep abreast with advancements in technology, their applications, and continually updating both knowledge and skills in support of teaching excellence as appropriate to the subject area.
7. Provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning; and to ensure that appropriate structures are built into the programme to ensure a consistent approach from all contributors.
8. Provide support to colleagues to aid development of teaching and contribute to the ongoing development and design of the current PGT programmes run by the College of MVLS.
9. Work with colleagues in other areas of the University to provide consistent teaching, assessment, and feedback across our PGT programmes.
10. Participate in recruitment and conversion, induction, and orientation activities as appropriate.
11. Undertake other PGT related duties as requested by the Dean of Postgraduate Teaching or delegate.
For Appointment at Grade 7:
12. Undertake other PGT related duties, including management and leadership activities,
as requested by the Dean of Postgraduate Teaching or delegate.
12. Participate in the performance and development review processes, as appropriate, in accordance
with University strategy.
13. Contribute to the implementation of the College Education Strategy.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1. A first degree in a relevant subject area to MVLS.
A2 Specialist knowledge in a relevant subject area to aid the ability to coordinate and develop
For appointment at Grade 7:
A3. A PhD in a relevant subject area to MVLS
B1. Knowledge of university academic policy and procedures.
C1. Excellent interpersonal, organisational, presentation and communication (written and oral) skills
with the ability to deal with issues using tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
C2. Enthusiastic approach to teaching and learning, including communication with students and
C3. Ability to use initiative and to exercise independent judgement.
C4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team to tight deadlines.
C5. Ability to work proactively, multi-task and show a high degree of responsibility
C6. Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
D1. Experience of co-ordinating or delivering a teaching programme.
D2. Possess proven time, project, and people management skills.
E1. Experience of delivering teaching in a subject area related to MVLS.
For Appointment at Grade 7:
E2. Experience of delivering postgraduate teaching in a subject area related to MVLS.
F1. Experience of a postgraduate teaching role in a subject area related MVLS.
F2. Experience of developing teaching.
F3. Knowledge of e-learning, teaching methodology, learning design and pedagogy.
F4. Record of accomplishment in published research and/or delivery of teaching in a subject related
F5. Experience of working in virtual learning environments.
F6. Experience of teaching in an international institution or with international students.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 6/7, £30,502 – £34,308/£37,474 – £42,155 per annum.
This post is full time and fixed term until 27 February 2026.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook , benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community.
Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Cheryl Woolhead, Cheryl.Woolhead@glasgow.ac.uk
Vacancy Ref: 105570, Closing Date: 14 February 2023.