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The deadline to submit an application for our 2022-23 tutor call was 23:59 on the 22nd of June. You can submit a late application, but we cannot guarantee it will be processed in time for consideration by the subject area. 

If you are interested in tutoring for the School of Social and Political Science, the details of how to apply and what vacancies are available can be found below. Some key things to note before you apply are:

  • We will be recruiting for the full academic year (Semester 1 and 2). This is a return to our usual process which was disrupted by the pandemic. A small semester 2 tutor call will also take place for any courses we were not able to cover in our main call. 
  • Tutors must be based in Edinburgh or able to commute to Edinburgh as there may be live teaching events or in-person campus based teaching. If you are based outside of the UK, you cannot take on any work or be considered for tutoring. 
  •  Tutoring posts are student development opportunities, and priority will be given to our current PhD students.
  • The maximum number of weekly hours any tutor who is currently studying full-time for a PhD should undertake is 10. In some subject areas, the preferred load may be lower. Further restrictions may apply if you are a student visa holder.
  • PhD students entering Year 1 of their studies must have completed at least one semester of their studies before applying to tutor.
  • If you do not currently have a contract to tutor with the School of Social and Political Science, you must prove your right to work. This involves sending us your right to work documents and attending an in-person right to work drop-in session to finalise your right to work check. Please see the how-to apply section for full details. If we do not have the required documents and in-person check completed we will not be able to send you a formal offer of work. 
  • For the general job descriptors and details on pay, please see the documents 'Key Employment Facts for Tutors in the School of Social and Political Science', 'Conditions of Service' and the  'Tutor Activities and Paid hours (job descriptions)' in the Conditions of Service and General Job Description section. 

 

Application details and how to apply 

Tutor Vacancies 

A list of courses with tutor Vacancies can be found at https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/www.sps.ed.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/phd/part-time-teaching/tutoring/opportunities/Vacancies 

New Tutors and Tutors without an SPS GH Tutor Contract- How to Apply

To apply to tutor with us you will need to do the following:


1.    Prove your right to work and complete a right to work check. Please see full details here. If you are not able to attend one of these sessions as you are submitting a late application, SPS Tutoring will contact you to set up the check if an offer of work is made. 
2.    Provide us with a C.V and personal statement
3.    Complete our online application linked below.


Sending us your Documents (Right to work check, C.V and Personal Statement)

Email your documents to sps.tutoring@ed.ac.uk. Please ensure your documents are clearly labelled and the title contains your full name (i.e John_Smith C.V, John Smith Passport copy).

                          Click here to access our online application

Privacy Statement: For information on how we use your data, how long we keep it for and if we share it with third parties, please refer to the applicant privacy notice  

Current Tutors with SPS GH Tutor Contract - How to Apply

To apply to tutor with us you will need to do the following:

To apply to tutor with us you will need to do the following:
1. Provide us with a C.V. and personal statement. This ensures we are able to allocate you to courses if we are unable to assign you to a course you worked on previously for any reason.  
2. Complete our online application linked below.


Sending us your documents (C.V. and Personal Statement)
Email your documents to sps.tutoring@ed.ac.uk. Please ensure your documents are clearly labelled and the title contains your full name (i.e John_Smith C.V).

                         Click here to access our online application

Privacy Statement: For information on how we use your data, how long we keep it for and if we share it with third parties, please refer to the applicant privacy notice  

 

Senior Tutor (Tutorial Coordinator) - previously known as Senior Tutor

Senior Tutor (Tutorial Coordinator) roles are often available on Years 1 and 2 courses with enrolments of at least 90 students, and/or at least four tutorial groups, to help the Course Organiser with the co-ordination of multiple tutors and tutorial groups. 

As part of your online application, you will be asked if you are interested in taking on this position should one be available. The full job description can be found in the Conditions of  Service and General Job Description section of this webpage. 

What happens after I submit my application?

Once we have received your completed application (Application, C.V & cover letter, Eligibility to work check and appointee information documents), your application will be assigned to one of 3 categories:

Category 1- current PhD Student with an existing contract

Category 2- current PhD student without a contract

Category 3- Not a current PhD student.

Applicants in Category 1 are given priority. 

Applicants in Category 2 will be allocated next.

Applicants in Category 3 will then be considered. 

All applications are reviewed by the subject area owning the vacancy. Nominations are sent to SPS Tutoring from each subject area. SPS tutoring will carry out final checks before sending on any offers.

We expect to begin sending offers to successful applicants the week beginning the 18th of July onwards. Offers will be sent to the email address provided on your application. You will be given 5 working days to respond to the offer. If we do not hear from you by the deadline, we may need to withdraw the offer and look to appoint another applicant.

 As we cannot anticipate final class sizes or applicant withdrawals, it is difficult to give a final deadline by which all offers will have been finalised. Generally speaking, most offers will have been sent out by the week of the 15th of August. If you have not received an offer from us by the end of August, your application is likely to have been unsuccessful. 

Conditions of  Service and General Job Description
  1. Key Employment Facts for Tutors in the School of Social and Political Science- 2022-23​​​​- please note the pay scales have now been updated by the UoE. Tutors are paid at grade UE06 which begins at £16.23 per hour as of August 2022
  2. Conditions of Service -2022-23
  3. Tutor Activities and Paid hours (job descriptions)- 2022-23
  4. Senior Tutor (Tutorial Coordinator) Upd 12/07/22
  5. Marking Rates of Pay 2022-23
  6. HR Guidance for Tutors (April 2022)

 

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