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ADVERT: (1) Humanities, Social Science and (2) Science and Health External Examiner for University of Essex International College

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Huzaifa Mohamedali <[log in to unmask]>

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Huzaifa Mohamedali <[log in to unmask]>

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Kaplan International Pathways is opening a new college: University of Essex International College and is seeking interdisciplinary external examiners in (1) Humanities and Social Sciences and (2) Science and Health External Examiner/s for its Foundation Certificate (RQF 3) and Pre-Master's programmes due to commence in September 2018. The curriculum is focused on students’ skills development for success at university, therefore preference would be given to examiners with a breadth of knowledge in FE and HE teaching and learning, and is able to review a range of learning outcomes, assessments etc.           

Foundation Certificate Science and Health and Pre-Master’s Science and Health 

Chemistry
Biology
Physics  
Information Communication Technology
Mathematics (inc. Statistics) 

Foundation Certificate Humanities, Foundation Certificate Social Sciences, Pre-Master’s Humanities and Pre-Master’s Social Sciences   

Historical Perspectives 
Contemporary issues of the 21st Century  
People, Culture and Society 
Social Science Principles 
Logical and Critical Thinking 
Entrepreneurship 
Emerging Technologies and Project Management 

Duties will involve:
•	Being available to participate in and endorse the outcomes of Assessment Boards through agreement at the meeting, or separately in writing, if you are unable to attend the Board; 
•	Ensuring that the recommendations of the Board are consistent with the aims and curriculum of the programmes and with good practice in Higher Education; 
•	Reviewing the work of all students recommended for failure of the Kaplan Award, and to sample student work from each category of the Kaplan Award;
•	Assessing and commenting on draft examination papers, other assessment instruments, and guide marking schemes;
•	Providing feedback on aspects of good practice and innovation that have a positive impact on the student learning experience;
•	Submitting an annual report for each programme or stand-alone module(s) examined.

Candidates who wish to apply should be able to demonstrate evidence of the following:
•	Knowledge and understanding of UK sector agreed reference points for the maintenance of academic standards and assurance and enhancement of quality;
•	Competence and experience in teaching and learning in Higher Education;
•	Relevant academic and/or professional qualifications
•	Competence and experience relating to designing and operating a variety of assessment tasks appropriate to the subject and operating assessment procedures;
•	Sufficient standing, credibility and breadth of experience within the discipline to be able to command the respect of academic peers and, where appropriate, professional peers;
•	Fluency in English;
•	Competence and experience relating to the enhancement of the student learning experience.

We may also be able to consider applications from candidates who do not have previous experience as External Examiner but possess desirable specialist subject knowledge necessary to work and gain experience as External Examiner.  

If you are interested, please send an expression of interest and your CV to Adam Stewart – Academic Lead. 

Please note: We recruit only international students, some of whom have English as a second language, so colleagues with experience of the needs of international students would be particularly welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Stewart
Academic Lead [log in to unmask]  

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