Associate Lecturer / Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Information Technology (Cambridge A-Level)
Contract basis position
Duty station: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Reports to: Head of Department
Deadline: Open until filled
Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is the first international university in Uzbekistan to offer a Western-style education with UK qualifications. WIUT was established in 2002 in conjunction with the "UMID" Presidential Foundation, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education, and the University of Westminster in London. WIUT is still a young university with nearly 5,000 students and more than 150 full-time faculties, but with an established presence and a growing international reputation. WIUT has blended the traditions and standards of British education with the culture and environment of Central Asia.
WIUT’s development strategy is based on three strategic affairs of the University: Student Experience, Staff Experience, and Society Engagement. Our Strategic Priorities are focused on enhancing these three pillars by Strengthening, Smartening and Sustaining them. For more information: http://www.wiut.uz/
Summary of Position and Key Responsibilities
Westminster International University in Tashkent is seeking Pre-University Members to work in Tashkent. Central to the vision of WIUT is to represent the excellence of Uzbekistan’s education and research capacity in the global arena. WIUT’s distinctiveness is primarily based on an atmosphere that contributes to the intellectual, cultural and social enrichment of students offered by a research-focused university. The language of instruction for all studies is English.
In your role as Faculty Member, you will be responsible for delivering high quality teaching, through planning engaging lessons, personal guidance and support to ensure students master and apply the material, as well as enable all students to make the best possible progress. The Teacher of Information Technology (Cambridge A-Level) must be able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and communicate this in an enthusiastic and imaginative way. In addition, they will be expected to contribute to the routine and extra-curricular life of the university, as well as that of the department.
We are seeking someone committed to the development, delivery and administration of a module or set of modules, intellectually curious and prepared to engage in research on issues relating to the economic development of Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
This course aims to enable Pre-University students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make excellent academic progress, and for entry to top universities around the world.
Teaching and Learning
- To teach on a range of modules within the subject area on pre-foundation and foundation levels, including the associated assessment setting, marking and review process in accordance with the University Quality Assurance and Enhancement process.
- Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
- Plan, prepare and deliver purposeful and productive lessons to assigned classes.
- Use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that encourage development of the students’ problem solving, metacognition, critical and creative thinking skills.
- Be prepared to innovate and devise imaginatively varied ways of teaching their subjects to inspire students.
- Encourage students and show enthusiasm for their subject in the classroom.
- Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to support student learning and monitor levels of achievement and attainment. Mark work according to departmental and university marking policies, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of student’s progress in their subject.
- Demonstrate an awareness of Assessment for Learning strategies and personalise the learning of all students, as appropriate.
- Select and use a range of different learning resources and teaching styles, appropriate to subject and topic.
- Use teaching strategies that allow for the full range of ability and learning styles in each class, particularly taking into account the learning needs of LDD students.
- Research new topic areas and maintain up-to-date subject knowledge.
- Undertake report writing and the award of internal grades as required.
- Carry out any reasonable subject-related duties assigned to them by their Head of Department.
- Work with colleagues to develop sequences of learning and learning programmes that result in a coherent, holistic and progressive curriculum
- Attend department meetings and moderation meetings as requested by their Head of Department.
- Contribute to the Department’s devising and writing of new subject materials. Developing new teaching methods (including technological support) and designing programme units, and taking responsibility for the quality of programme units (prepare and improve course materials, syllabi, assignments and handouts, plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction) when required.
- Participate in mutual lesson observations both within and beyond their department as a part of sharing best practices.
- Keep abreast of developments in the relevant subject area and participate in professional seminars and conferences.
- Developing the research activities of the Department/Faculty by sustaining a personal research plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team. Conduct research and present results in research seminars and conferences, and publish outcomes in scholarly journals.
Other Professional Duties
- Contribute imaginatively to the co-curricular and extra-curricular programmes of the university as required by the Head of Department, and be prepared to run or assist with activities beyond lesson times and on Saturdays when required.
- Carry out such duties, including cover for absent colleagues and examination invigilation, as are allocated to them by their Head of Department or Module Leaders, punctually and efficiently.
- Attend staff and parents’ meetings, and similar important functions both in and out of normal university hours.
- Notify their Head of Department as early as possible if they are going to be absent from university and set rigorous, appropriate work.
- Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the Faculty by: Performing such personal administrative duties throughout the Faculty as are recognized by the University as properly within the remit of the work of academic staff, as allocated by the Head of Subject Area. Such duties may include Faculty co-ordinating roles, for example, running the process of feedback collections, examinations, teaching quality assessment (peer-to-peer review), course presentations, promotion and marketing, parent’s day presentations, quality of teaching auditing (annual monitoring).
The appointee should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Candidates are expected to hold a Bachelor's Degree or higher, preferably from an international institute of Higher Education, with Major in Information Technology (or other related field).
- Attained recognized teacher qualification (e.g. B.Ed., M.Ed, PGDE/PGCE)
- Candidates should be fluent in English either with 7 IELTS or a subject qualification taught and assessed in English as per the policy on Academic staff.
- Not less than two years in full-time teaching at Cambridge A-level curriculum and/or relevant work experience.
- Well-versed in various teaching resources including digital tools to support and enhance teaching and learning
APTITUDES, ABILITIES, SKILLS and PERSONAL QUALITIES:
- The applicants will need to demonstrate their commitment, flexibility, passion and enthusiasm for the subject area.
- Be well organized and able to plan ahead and meet deadlines.
- Continually updating knowledge and understanding in the field or specialism. Extending, transforming and applying knowledge acquired.
- A willingness to actively participate in the academic enrichment and co-curricular programmes
- Evidence of team working and contribution as a team member.
RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT/OPPORTUNITIES OF WIUT
- WIUT Weekly Research seminar
- Regular Research training sessions
- The University of Westminster in London (UoW) and WIUT research collaboration fund
- Support for UoW PhD by publication
- Case Study Development Grants
- Support in National Research and Innovation Competitions
- Annual Research Awards (for successful researchers)
- Journal Submission fee cover fund
- WIUT Conference Travel Support Scheme
- WIUT local doctorate research fellowship
- Hosting Local and International Conferences
- Visiting fellow program
- Jamboree for young researchers
- Research Digest
- Research projects
- Learning Resource Center
Timing and Location
- You should be prepared to move to Tashkent, Uzbekistan by August/September 2022 or earlier for acculturation and to prepare for teaching.
How to Apply
To apply please complete this application form online and upload
- a cover letter indicating the position applied,
- reasons why the position is of interest
- past teaching and research experience,
- evaluation of your fit with the Department’s teaching and research profile
- an up-to-date CV
- a copy of Master’s degree certificate
- copies and transcripts of diplomas and transcripts (Bachelors and Masters)
- contact information for three professional references by the end of July, 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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