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Sessional Lecturers - Human Geography

The University of Worcester is seeking to appoint sessional lecturers in both Human Geography.

The successful candidate will join a team of Geography staff who deliver teaching on our popular courses in BSc Geography and BA Human Geography

Applications are particularly encouraged from those with expertise in

• Rural Geography

• Social Geography

• Cultural Geography 

Selection Process:
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a 10 minute presentation to a small panel on their research interests (which should be in one of the themes identified above). The presentation should be pitched at a level that could be understood by a class of Year 1 Geography students     

If you are successful, at interview you will be invited to join a pool of sessional lecturers and we will contact you if suitable work becomes available. We are not able to guarantee employment as it will be subject to student numbers. The number of hours available might only be a few hours per week. If you have any queries regarding this please contact us omn 01905 855425 or dicuss it with us at interview.

Closing date: Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Reference number: ISEAC1705 - 3403

Job details

Job details

£42.18 including preparation, marking & course administration and £7.60 per an hour holiday pay
To be confirmed
As soon as possible
Responsible to
Head of Geography and Archaeology
Responsible for
Interview date
To be confirmed

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Main duties

Main duties

The precise duties will depend on the nature of the work required which may include teaching all or part of a module, providing in-class learning support for other lecturers, providing one-to-one learning support to students outside of class and/or marking of student work. This may require you to do one or more of the following:

1. To prepare for teaching by developing an understanding of the content, learning outcomes and modes of delivery for the relevant sessions. This may involve research and reading in the subject area and/or adapting existing learning materials. 

2. To prepare course materials, including setting assignments, producing reading lists, and module outlines and learning materials, and ensuring that information is available to students in advance of the course and taught sessions. 

3. To teach sessions by lectures, tutorials, seminars and any other relevant form of learning method. 

4. To provide learning support to the module tutor in class. 

5. To provide one-to-one learning support outside of classes. 

6. To undertake marking, and other forms of assessment; ensure work is moderated and grades submitted, and provide assignments for reassessment. This may include the supervision and assessment of final year human geography projects. 

7. To ensure regular contact with the relevant Module/Course Leader to keep them informed of progress through the semester. 

8. To undertake other administrative duties related to the teaching. 

*Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job; participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training. 

*Take steps to ensure and enhance personal health, safety and well being and that of other staff and students. 

*Carry out these duties in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity and supports diversity and inclusion, and takes into account the University's commitment to environmentally sustainable ways of working.

Person specification

Person specification

Please provide evidence of how you meet each of the essential criteria.

Essential Criteria

1. An honours degree or equivalent Geography or another relevant field. 

2. Experience of teaching within Higher Education, or clear evidence of an ability to teach excellently at this level on campus and in the field. 

3. The ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a wide range of people, both orally and in writing. 

4. The ability to work well in a team context when required. 

5. Ability to relate to students with diverse backgrounds, ages and experience. 

Desirable Criteria

1. A higher degree (or near to completion) in a related area. 

2. Experience of course planning and administration 

3. Experience of e-learning using a Virtual Learning Environment. 

4. Have or working towards an appropriate teaching qualification. 

Applications from Non EEA Workers:
Prospective applicants are advised to ensure that they are eligible to work in the UK without restriction. 

Prospective applicants in points-based system immigration routes should assess their circumstances against the published criteria, which are set out on the GOV.UK website at

Visit for more information on how you can use a qualification from outside the UK to meet the requirements of the immigration rules.

Unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs

The University is strongly committed to the fair treatment of its staff and potential staff, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. 

In line with the University's policy on the Recruitment of People with a Criminal Record, shortlisted candidates are required to provide information of any unspent convictions, cautions and bind-overs. Applicants are advised to seek independent advice if there is any doubt about the status of a previous conviction, caution or bind-over. Disclosures will only be considered at the point when an offer of employment is made. The existence of a criminal record will not in itself prevent you from gaining employment. 

This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. This job description is intended to enable a flexible approach to be offered working across the University as required. It is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing needs of the University and to provide appropriate development opportunities. Members of staff are expected to participate fully in discussions about changing requirements and it is the University's aim to reach agreement to reasonable change. If agreement is not possible, it reserves the right to require changes to the job description after consultation with the individual concerned.

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