- Reference Number
- Garscube Campus
- College / Service
- COLLEGE OF MVLS
- SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
- Job Family
- Research And Teaching
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Salary Range
- £35,210 - £39,610 per annum
Support the delivery of clinical skills and anatomy teaching to the BVMS students and to support the development of written reflective skills in the development of BVMS individual student portfolios.
1. To participate in the teaching of practical skills advising on methods and techniques in the clinical skills facility and teaching laboratories.
2. To teach gross anatomy to students and facilitate students’ practical work. Impart and interpret information from the anatomy guides to ensure students’ comprehension.
3. To take responsibility for the delivery of a range of assessment activities and engage with in the examination process as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.
4. To contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research led and scholarly approach to student learning.
5. To undertake administrative duties as requested by the course leader and Head of Division and to lead specific initiatives to enhance the learning experience and ensure the requirements of regulatory bodies are met.
6. To participate in quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation with the University and professional bodies to ensure high quality education provision is maintained.
7. To 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 or improved.
8. To participate in the Advisor of Studies (student mentorship) Programme and assist students with difficulties.
9. To engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own and potentially others' teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice.
10. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the Strategic Plan, Inspiring People: Changing the World https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_410447_en.pdf
A1. Veterinary degree registerable with the RCVS
B1. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
B2. Previous experience and/or scholarship relevant to the teaching of anatomy
C1. Excellent communications skills, both orally and written.
C2. Enthusiasm for teaching and learning.
C3. Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills.
C4. Time, project and people management skills.
C5. Ability to supervise and direct technical staff in the support of teaching activities.
C6. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
C7. Self-motivated, able to plan for contingencies and think strategically.
C8. Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act accordingly.
D1. Evidence of scholarship
D2. Understanding and experience of databases and other IT applications/packages.
E1. Sufficient experience in clinical practice.
F1. Experience in the delivery of teaching and practical skill training at undergraduate veterinary student level.
The School of Veterinary Medicine is based in the north of the city of Glasgow on the Garscube estate and is a constituent of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.
The SVM currently offers a 5 year professional programme BVMS, leading to international recognition as a veterinarian.
Programme accrediting organisations
University of Glasgow
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
American Veterinary Medical Association
European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education
BVMS programme ~650
Planning and Organising
Effective organisational skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate, teaching and administrative duties.
Reactive - daily queries from School and undergraduate students.
Plan and organise teaching and assessment for courses within area of responsibility.
Teaching requirements, including planning up to 1 year ahead, as well as preparation of lecture, tutorial and laboratory material in line with the University’s quality assurance, learning and teaching objectives and appropriate deadlines/timescales.
Take decisions as appropriate in accordance with teaching assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Determine the appropriate content and structure of student learning experience to meet course objectives.
Prioritise own workload to ensure achievement of agreed key performance indicators and in accordance with departmental requirements.
Head of Division, course and clinical skills leaders and Associate Head of School (Learning & Teaching) for exchanging information and learning and teaching strategy.
Staff and students to advise and motivate.
Undergraduate students for teaching and learning support.
Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
Interaction with academic colleagues in other Universities, to exchange ideas and information about teaching practice.
Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students in subject area.
Solve teaching problems i.e. delivery of materials to mixed-ability groups etc.
Assist students with issues relative to welfare.
To oversee undergraduate veterinary student summer projects.
A UK-wide Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Overseen by the Equality Challenge Unit, the charter was expanded in May 2015 to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.
The University is fully committed to tackling gender inequality in its work, learning, teaching and research environment and to support this currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award at institutional level. http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/bronzeaward/headline_365125_en.html.
A number of Schools and Research Institutes currently hold Athena SWAN departmental awards including the School of Veterinary Medicine, with others working towards recognition at this level.
The University has a range of initiatives to support work-life balance and to promote a family friendly culture. This includes:
- Flexible Working Policy and policies on staff leave covering adoption, maternity, paternity, shared parental leave; time off to care for dependents; and bereavement leave:
- Nursery provision:
Gilmorehill Campus - http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/nursery/
- and a range of other benefits, including childcare vouchers:
The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7 £35,210 - £39,610 per annum.
This post is full time and has funding for 5 years in the first instance.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.
Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/
Vacancy Reference: 023966; Closing Date: 25 March 2019.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
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