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Higher Education Teaching Professionals

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

Tasks

  • Prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments
  • Advises students on academic matters and encourages independent research
  • Provides pastoral care or guidance to students
  • Participates in decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, departmental and other matters
  • Directs the work of postgraduate students
  • Undertakes research, writes articles and books and attends conferences and other meetings.

Entry Requirements

Entry will require a good honours first degree plus a higher degree or an equivalent professional qualification. For vocational subjects, practical experience and additional qualifications may also be required.


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What could I earn?

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £31,000 per annum and can progress up to £56,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 18,753 employed Higher Education Teaching Professionals in the region.

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/