Graduate Teaching Assistant - Sports and Exercise Science

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle, united kingdom
Permanent Full-time

Job description

This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences who deliver world leading innovation and research and teaching excellence. We are seeking to appoint two talented individuals to join the team as Graduate Teaching Assistants with part-time PhD staff studentships. The role will focus on excellence in research and teaching to uniquely develop an academic career. This is an exciting opportunity to combine a teaching role with postgraduate research, and complete a part time PhD starting October 2021, under the supervision of Newcastle University's expert staff while gaining invaluable experience in the delivery of learning and teaching. You will provide teaching and learning support on the Sport and Exercise Science programmes within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences. You should have a strong academic background in Sport and Exercise Science, combined with the ability to pursue a substantial independent research project over a sustained period. The positions are for 6 years allowing for completion of a part time PhD. Home tuition fees and £2500 pa consumables budget are included in the staff studentship. Only individuals with existing rights to work and study in the UK can be considered, as the role does not meet the requirements for visa sponsorship under UK immigration regulations. PhD topic areas will focus around environmental physiology and exercise interventions in patients with diabetes. Informal enquiries about the posts and PhD project topics may be made to Professor Emma Stevenson, e-mail, telephone +44(0)191 208 8765 Our Sport and Exercise Science research within the Faculty of Medical Sciences experimentally addresses fundamental questions in health and sport sciences. Our state of the art physiology, nutrition and molecular laboratories alongside a cutting edge environmental chamber enable us to develop strategies to optimise health in general and sporting populations. Read more about health sciences here: Further information about the School is available at The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.

Skills & Experience

Key Accountabilities • Actively participate as a member of the Sport and Exercise Science teaching team with guidance, assistance and support from academic colleagues. The post holder may also contribute to the planning of teaching programmes within Sport and Exercise Science. • Assist in the design, planning and delivery of laboratory classes, seminars and other learning activities, with assistance and support from academic colleagues • Develop teaching materials with assistance and support from academic colleagues. This includes writing handouts and other basic learning support materials. • Mark assignments to agreed criteria • Contribute to the development of examination questions. • Assess student progress and provide feedback. • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings. • Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills. • Continue to update knowledge and develop skills to inform and support teaching, integrating own scholarship or professional activities where appropriate. The Person (Essential) Knowledge, Skills and Experience • Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach Sport and Exercise Science at undergraduate level • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues to support student learning. • Ability to contribute to course or method improvement. • Ability to successfully engage with existing faculty research programmes in Sport and Exercise Science, leading to completion of PhD. Attributes and Behaviour • Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues to support student learning. • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme
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