School of Social and Political Science

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The tutor call for the 2021-2022 academic year has not yet opened. We expect the call to open in mid-June 2021. The information below is being updated ahead of the call and is subject to change.

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:

  • Tutors must be based in Edinburgh or able to commute to Edinburgh as there may be live teaching events or face to face 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 tutorial hours any tutor who is currently studying for a PhD should undertake per week is four groups/hours. 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 have a current contract to tutor with the School of Social and Political Science, you will need to provide copies of your right to work documents to our HR team. Full details can be found in the how to apply section. 

How to apply

How to apply

The tutor call for the 2021-2022 academic year has not yet opened. We expect the call to open in mid-June 2021.

Right to work checks

If you do not have a current contract to tutor with SPS, you will need to complete a right to work check.

During the Covid-19 situation, checks will temporarily be done virtually. When the situation allows, a second face-to-face check will be required. 

You should email a clear scan or picture of your documents, along with your CV and cover letter to spshr@exseed.ed.ac.uk by the application deadline.

Documents needed

If you are a UK citizen - your passport (main passport page and front cover of passport)

If you  have a student visa or are an EEA/EEA/Swiss citizen -see the guidance on our HR webpages- https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/demonstrating-rtw

A full list of documents that can be used to demonstrate your right to work can be found on our HR webpages- https://www.ed.ac.uk/human-resources/demonstrating-rtw

Apply via our Online application form.

Deadline

The deadline to submit your application form is: TBC

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Vacancies

A list of vacancies will be posted here when the call opens. Tutor appointment will be dependent on class size, which we may not know until the end of August. 

A list of vacancies will be posted here when the call opens.

Tutor appointment will be dependent on class size, which we may not know until the end of August.

When applying to tutor, you will be applying to tutor within a subject area and may be offered work on any course within that subject area. You can still specify any course preference on your application, which we will take into consideration when assigning work.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us at sps.tutoring@ed.ac.uk

 
 
 
What happens after I submit my application?

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

  1. Category 1 - current UoE PhD Student with an existing contract and current Tutors on open-ended contracts.
  2. Category 2 - current PhD student without a contract
  3. Category 3 - Not a current UoE PhD student.
  • Applicants in Category 1 are given priority and will be allocated work first.
  • 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.

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.

During the run-up to teaching when time is tight, we may contact you via the telephone number provided on your application to make you a verbal offer.

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Conditions of Employment 

Tutor Activities and Paid hours (job descriptions) 

Marking Rates of Pay

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