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Call for Postgraduate Tutors for Semester 2

Further to Dr Hearn’s letter of 9th May 2008, inviting expressions of interest in tutoring for academic year 2008/09, I am writing to let you know that, given the response to the invitation earlier this year, there are a few opportunities remaining for tutoring in Semester 2.  

Further to Dr Hearn’s letter of 9th May 2008, inviting expressions of interest in tutoring for academic year 2008/09, I am writing to let you know that, given the response to the invitation earlier this year, there are a few opportunities remaining for tutoring in Semester 2.  The following courses have expressed interest in appointing further Tutors:

Social Policy: Politics of the Welfare State

Social Anthropology: The Practice of Social Anthropology

Social and Political Enquiry

Social and Political Theory

Further details about these courses, including a short description, can be found in the SSPS Student Handbook 2008-09, available at http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/undergrad/year_1_2/index

If you wish to be considered for any of these vacancies, please complete the School Expression of Interest in Postgraduate Tutoring form (attached), discuss it with your supervisor and obtain their signature, and return it with a copy of your CV to Margaret Brown, School Administrative Assistant, Chrystal Macmillan Building (email margaret.brown@ed.ac.uk).  Please submit the form and CV in both hard and electronic copy, by 12.00 pm on Thursday, 27th November 2008.  

If you responded to the call for tutors sent out in May 2008, your application would have been considered by the course convener at that time.

If you are offered tutoring for Semester 2, you may need to apply for a Disclosure certificate (see below for more information).   Please bring the completed Disclosure Application form and 3 forms of proof of identity, as set out in the attached letter, to Margaret Brown by Thursday, 27th November.  If you are applying for tutoring at this stage, but have tutored in the School previously, please check with Margaret Brown whether you need to apply again for a Disclosure certificate.

Research postgraduates must ensure that they have suitable academic knowledge of the course content to tutor, and that the tutoring workload will not be detrimental to their course of study.  If you wish to tutor, you must discuss this with your supervisor (or if you have not yet been assigned a supervisor, your programme director) and your supervisor (or programme director) must sign the attached form.  The final decision regarding employment as a postgraduate tutor rests with the course convener.

Please note that all those who wish to be considered for tutoring must hold a Disclosure Certificate, or apply for one if they do not already have one.  Please see Appendix 3 for details.  To allow for greater flexibility about how many tutors are employed in a given semester, tutors may be employed on a ‘zero hours’ basis, which registers them on the casual payroll (if the Disclosure Check is satisfactory) but leaves open the number of hours (if any) that they will teach in a given semester.  To avoid repeat Disclosure Checks for the same individuals, tutors may be employed for a number of years (on a zero hours basis for future years).  Tutor contracts may be extended.  So long as there is no break in the period of employment a further Disclosure Check should not be required.  

We would hope to contact you by mid-December to let you if you there are tutoring opportunities for you.  Disclosure Scotland checks will then be carried out for successful candidates as necessary.  

Yours sincerely

Margaret Brown

Undergraduate Administrative Assistant

School of Social and Political Studies

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