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Assistant Lecturer in Graphic Design

El Sewedy Education - The Knowledge Hub Universities - Cairo, EgyptPosted 2 months ago
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JOB DESCRIPTION 

   Purpose

1. The post provides an opportunity for an enthusiastic early career academic to gain a wide range of experience in learning, teaching, and assessment practice in the field of Graphic Design and Communication.

2. Under the supervision and guidance of a senior academic member of staff, to contribute to the delivery of teaching and facilitation, and to provide academic support for groups of students.

3. All role holders at this level will be expected to undertake a combination of teaching, scholarship, and/or enterprise activity, along with various administrative tasks as part of their role, and to contribute and engage with the University’s international agenda where appropriate.  Typically, roles will incorporate expertise in Graphic Design. Tasks will be in line with the indicators outlined in the Person Specification.  

4. Under the supervision and guidance of a senior academic member of staff, to contribute to the assessment of one or more modules.

5. Under the supervision and guidance of a senior academic member of staff, to act as an Academic Personal Tutor to students.   

 

 Main Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Under the supervision and guidance of a senior academic member of staff, and using the established curriculum, to deliver academic support services to students undertaking undergraduate or post-graduate modules and to other client groups of the School. 
  •  Under the supervision and guidance of a senior academic member of staff, and using established curriculum, to deliver seminars and tutorials, workshops, computer laboratory classes or other small group learning activities and/or deliver skills instruction to individuals or small groups and/or deliver support to students on placement.
  • Under the direction of senior academic staff, mark and moderate, as appropriate, assignments, exam scripts, or other assessment materials to pre-set requirements/protocols and/or mark and assess students’ skills through practical assignments and class tests to pre-set requirements.
  •  Under the guidance and support of senior academic staff, seek ways of improving students’ learning by reviewing the effectiveness and identifying areas of improvement drawing upon feedback from various sources.
  • Under the guidance and support of senior academic staff to lead/support in small special project areas e.g. managing the School’s social media and/or web presence, student field trips and guest lectures.
  •  Provide appropriate guidance and support to students, and ensure, where required, that student records are properly maintained, including marks lists, attendance records etc.
  •  Under guidance and support from senior academic staff, contribute to the academic tutoring of students within the School.  
  •  Under guidance and support from senior academic staff, contribute to the development and delivery of consultancy projects and/or professional learning and development programs and/or knowledge exchange events.
  •  Ensure a safe working environment and abide by University health and safety policies and practices and to observe the University’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity and Respect policy at all times.
  • Commence/continue to study for an appropriate Postgraduate qualification.  

AND such other duties as are within the scope of the spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and its grading.

Supervision Received

Works under the guidance and with the support of, more senior academic colleagues including the Head of School, Course Directors, Module Leaders, and others.  

The line manager will be a senior member of the School.

Supervision Given

Students

Job Requirements

 

  • Education/Qualifications

ESSENTIAL

  • Honours degree in an appropriate subject Or (if from professional practice background) an Honours Degree and / or appropriate professional qualification and membership

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Active membership or fellowship of a professional body Recognized teaching qualification

 

  • Experience 

ESSENTIAL

  • Excellent knowledge of academic theory and/or practice in a relevant discipline, such as Design & Media

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Experience in teaching and/or student support within Higher Education.
  • Relevant industry experience.
  • Experience of E-learning technologies

 

  • Job-related skills/aptitudes

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to help student groups develop professional skills.
  • Ability to deliver learning activities.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability and willingness to continue to update knowledge and expertise and contribute to innovation and development in discipline or area of specialism.
  • An appreciation of other cultures; the global reach of the University
  • Knows how to use Adobe suite.

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Experience in supervising/supporting students as appropriate to their role.

 

  • Interpersonal Skills

ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Good team and group working skills.
  • A constructive, enabling, and positive approach to developing students.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding of cultural, linguistic, professional and personal ways of interacting, communicating and working with others in an international working environment.
  • Ability to develop and maintain successful external and internal networks to seed relationships for future business collaborations.

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Experience of working as part of a large and diverse team
  • Experience of work with a range of client groups

 

  • Other Requirements

ESSENTIAL

  • Willingness to undertake academic activities in the evening when necessary, and participate in occasional weekend activities such as recruitment days
  • A willingness to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as required to undertake academic and related activities.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of the curriculum to include international and intercultural experiences

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