Teaching Associate: Problem-based learning facilitator (2 posts) (part-time, fractional, fixed term) University of Nottingham, Department of Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med United Kingdom

Teaching Associate: Problem-based learning facilitator (2 posts) (part-time, fractional, fixed term)


Closing Date
Monday, 8th April 2019

Job Type

Medical Science & Graduate Entry Med

£30395 to £39609 per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for these posts based at the Division of MSGEM, University of Nottingham Medical School, Derby (on the site of the University Hospitals of Derby & Burton). These are fixed term contract posts for three years, available from 27 August 2019. We offer a 4-year Graduate Entry Medical (GEM) degree and students spend the first 18 months studying the early years curriculum in Derby. At the heart of the course are small group problem based learning (PBL) cases, around which all other learning is centred. PBL provides the basis of integrating clinically-focused medical sciences, professional development and clinical skills. Facilitation of PBL is a core and important activity within the Division to ensure students set appropriate learning goals and work effectively as a team to achieve their potential as future doctors. You will be responsible for facilitation of PBL (3 sessions per week for each cohort of students) and further activities in support of the course and student experience.


Two part-time PBL facilitator posts available from August 2019 to join the existing team, at level 4 of the Teaching and Learning track of the University’s Research & Teaching job family. The Teaching associates are responsible for leading and mentoring PBL groups, providing student guidance and pastoral support.


Hours of work: Part time: Term time only involving full day working on Tuesday and Friday (14.5 hours per week) for 20 weeks per annum from September to February and half day working on Tuesday and Friday (7.25 hours per week) for 16 weeks per annum from February to June.


You should have experience as a healthcare professional, or related educator and have a degree or equivalent in a relevant healthcare profession (health or life sciences or cognate discipline). You must have excellent communication and organisational skills in fostering student learning, a commitment to medical education and developing future doctors and a willingness to adopt the Ethos and Principles of the School of Medicine. Candidates should have experience of one or more of the following: teaching healthcare students, working with small groups in education/training and Inter-professional education experience


At the University of Nottingham, we aim to give you support needed to nurture your talent, develop and reach your professional and personal career goals. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff helping them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have access to a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts, travel schemes, along with a generous holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.


This is a fixed term post for 3 years.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ana Oliveira (E-mail: Ana.oliveira@nottingham.ac.uk). Potential applicants are also invited to discuss the posts and to arrange visits to meet the GEM staff and students and view the facilities.


Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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