Assistant Professor of Dentistry

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

Job Details

Assistant Professor

Reference Number: 024652
Location: UGlasgow Singapore Ltd
College / Service: COLLEGE OF MVLS
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: £43,266 - £50,132 per annum

Job Purpose

This is a full-time position based in Singapore. Representing the University of Glasgow (UoG), through the University of Glasgow Singapore (UGS), the post-holder will make a significant contribution to the leadership, management and provision of teaching in the BSc (Honours) in Nursing programme, delivered in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). While the primary focus will be at undergraduate level, the post-holder will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the development and provision of postgraduate teaching opportunities in Singapore. The successful applicant will contribute to the strategic development of scholarship and the achievement of the School of Medicine Dentistry & Nursing (SoMD&N) and the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) objectives, in relation to national and international excellence in the delivery of learning, teaching and the student experience.

This post is based on campus in Singapore, but there will be a requirement to visit the UK for induction and personal development activities as appropriate.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To make a significant management, strategic and planning contribution to the leadership of teaching, learning and assessment activities at UGS in collaboration with SIT colleagues.
2. To be responsible for leading, designing and delivering a range of innovative learning, teaching and assessment activities strategies and materials, supporting a research led scholarly approach to student learning predominantly in regard to the joint programme in collaboration with SIT, but also with the context of the Nursing and Health Care School as the opportunity arises.
3. To engage with subject-based pedagogy and a range of activities including planning, delivering and evaluating scholarship initiatives to support the achievement of excellence in learning and teaching in collaboration with colleagues from SIT and from Glasgow.
4. To supervise, support and assess student dissertations and projects at UG and PG level and if applicable, PhD research projects. 

5. To be responsible for a range of administrative duties as requested by the Programme Director (PD) and/or Head of the Nursing & Health Care School to ensure smooth running of the programmes, projects and School.
6. Where appropriate, to secure external funding for initiatives within the University’s guidelines to develop and deliver learning and teaching initiatives and educational evaluation/research.
7. To make a substantial contribution to quality assurance and enhancement activities, curriculum review and programme re-accreditation for the course /programme as relevant, with the University (Glasgow and SIT) and relevant professional bodies to ensure high quality education provision is maintained. The appointee will be expected to seek opportunities for external examining.
8. To lead team / group meetings, seminars and workshops to enhance wider knowledge, outputs and the research and scholarship culture of the School.
9. To undertake a pastoral role for students and refer for additional support / guidance as appropriate, with an understanding of the differing student needs.
10. To engage, lead and promote the use of technology in support of learning and teaching.
11. To maintain / develop a national and international scholarship profile and reputation.
12. To engage in professional development activities as appropriate.
13. To make a leading contribution to outreach and recruitment activities of the School, including recruitment of research students.
14. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People - Changing the World.  

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 Current registration with a professional nursing body.
A2 Good first degree and relevant Master’s degree
A3 Substantial breadth and depth of knowledge within relevant subject area 
A4 A teaching qualification recognised by Singapore Nursing Board (SNB)

B1 PhD or nearing completion of PhD, or equivalent in a relevant area

C1 Excellent communication skills both oral and written, including the ability to deliver presentations and to articulate complex concepts clearly, concisely and with self-assurance
C2 Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collegiately as part of a team
C3 An empathic approach in dealing with varied cohorts of students including those experiencing problems, either academically or personally
C4 Excellent leadership, organisational and administrative skills
C5 Ability to work independently and demonstrate workload and time management skills in order to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner
C6 High degree of creativity and self-motivation 
C7 Negotiating and influencing skills to promote student and staff engagement
C8 Excellent IT skills that promote the efficient delivery and organisation of teaching and assessment
C9 Experience of the development of new approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, including online learning
C10 Evidence of engagement in the design, development and management of education and training in an area of immediate relevance to the post

D1 Success in grant applications

D2 Project and budget management skills

E1 Substantial breadth and depth of clinical experience in relevant subject area
E2 Substantial teaching experience in nursing 
E3 Experience of development, delivery and assessment and administration of teaching courses and programmes of teaching 
E4 Experience of development and delivery of online teaching
E5 Experience of student/project supervision
E6 Relevant scholarship experience

F1 Experience of teaching leadership and management as a subject
F2 Success in securing grant income, independently or in collaboration 
F3 Emerging national or international reputation
F4 Success in publication in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentation

Job Features

• Design, plan and deliver innovative teaching that engages students and enhances learning.
• Design and apply assessment strategies appropriate to Intended learning outcomes.
• Carry out a range of research / scholarship activities and functions, including designing, planning, co-ordinating, leading and monitoring projects, seeking relevant approval and submitting reports.
• Prepare and submit grant applications/proposals with respect to research / scholarship or research informed teaching and developments.
• Submit papers for publication as appropriate to research focus / teaching and subject specialism within agreed timescales/period.
• Supervise and assess individual student projects.
• Develop effective partnership working across two sites (Glasgow and Singapore) 
• Collaborate on initiatives with colleagues within the School, SIT and external organisations/bodies where appropriate.
• Contribute to relevant meetings in and on behalf of the School within the University and external bodies.
• Supervise and support new members of staff.

 Planning and Organising
• Plan, organise and prioritise teaching and assessment for courses within area of responsibility
• Plan, organise and prioritise research / scholarship activities
• React promptly to queries from departmental staff/students, University staff, research subjects / partners as appropriate and clinical colleagues. 
• Plan and organise administrative, supervisory and support duties on an ongoing basis.
• Prepare grant applications for scholarship / research initiatives.

Decision Making
• Make decisions on student achievement in accordance with SIT Academic regulations and where applicable University Codes of Assessment processes and policies. Take appropriate action to enhance performance.
• Make decisions on all aspects of research projects / scholarship initiatives, including strategic directions and goals, adjusting approaches to achieve outcomes
• Determine the appropriate content and structure of student learning experiences to meet course objectives.
• Determine limitations in the pastoral role and make referrals as appropriate.
• Identify appropriate sources of funding and collaborators for projects
• Prioritise own work to ensure achievement of agreed key performance indicators and in accordance with departmental requirements.

Internal/External Relationships

• Head of Nursing & Health Care School and UGS Programme Directors/Research Leads - for exchanging information and learning and teaching strategy.
• SIT staff at all levels, to engage and collaborate, to ensure the partnership maintains its full potential
• Staff (both UGS/UoG and SIT) for advice, support, collaboration and to exchange information.
• Students - for teaching and learning support, advice and motivation.
• Academic support services (UGS/UoG and SIT) for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
• Student support services (UGS/UoG and SIT) to exchange information and refer/support students.

• Interaction with academic colleagues in other departments and Universities to exchange ideas and information about teaching/research practice, activities and projects
• Interaction with professional and healthcare colleagues to ensure knowledge up-to-date, ensure students have appropriate learning experiences, mentors and students are supported, to maintain co-operation and links at all levels, enhance profile and reputation and exchange ideas and information.
• Interaction with partner institutions and collaborators overseas.
• Represent the UoGS, UoG and SIT through presentation at local, national and international events

Problem Solving
• In consultation with the UGS Programme Director & Head of Nursing & Health Care School and SIT colleagues, explore more cost-effective ways of delivering teaching and enhancing the student learning experience.
• Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students in subject area and assigned areas of responsibility and research subjects as appropriate.
• Solve teaching problems i.e. delivery of materials to mixed-ability groups.
• Assist students with issues relative to health and welfare.
• Interact with the public to enhance service user engagement, recruit research participants where required and for research dissemination and knowledge transfer

Standard Terms & Conditions

Assistant Professor: Competitive salary will commensurate with experience and agreed on appointment.

***This post is based at the Dover campus of SIT in Singapore. From time to time, you may be required to work at a different campus. There is a requirement to visit the UK for induction and personal development activities as appropriate.***

This position is available on the Learning, Teaching and Scholarship track only.

The successful candidate will be employed by UGlasgow Singapore Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of the University of Glasgow.

Informal contact from potential applicants can be directed to:Dr Ann Marie Rice at (UK based) or 
Associate Professor Dora Howes at (Singapore based).

Further information may be found on the following links: 
UoG Singapore:
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT):

Vacancy reference: 024652, Closing date: 20 May 2019.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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