Tutor/Senior Tutor in Computer Science and Information Technology
Massey University
Palmerston North, New Zealand
8d ago

Position overview

The Institute of Fundamental Sciences is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching institute within the College of Sciences at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

It is home to the Computer Science and Information Technology Group.

  • As a successful applicant, you will pursue teaching activities to support in particular first-year students in their studies of CS / IT in the university environment;
  • these students may either be enrolled in internal or distance mode study. Delivery of courses will be by a combination of lecture, electronic delivery, computer laboratory, and tutorial methodologies.

    Additional duties will include outreach activities, organising student laboratory demonstrators, organising meetings and courses with secondary school teachers and students.

    You will need to have a postgraduate university qualification in Computer Science or Information Technology with experience in teaching these subjects.

    Appointment at Senior Tutor level will be granted only to an applicant demonstrating a significant record of relevant teaching experience as well as other evidence of success in this area (awards, grants, positions of authority).

    Enquiries of an academic nature should be directed to Professor Hans Guesgen (Head of the Computer Science and Information Technology Group, DDI +64-

    6-951 7137; Email h.w.guesgen massey.ac.nz).

    Purpose statement

    To conduct teaching and tutoring in Computer Science and Information Technology as part of the Computer Science and Information Technology Group in the Institute of Fundamental Sciences.

    The particular features of this position are to provide support to Computer Science and Information Technology students entering the university education environment and to maintain close linkages to the secondary school system.

    Responsible to

    Head of Institute through the Computer Science and Information Technology Group Leader.

    Teaching :

  • Undertake the teaching of tutorials, lectures, computer laboratories and workshops at the undergraduate level as directed by the Computer Science and Information Technology Group Leader.
  • Contribute to the development of a course and its study materials and / or the assessment criteria and process, under the supervision of the designated academic lead.
  • To utilise / introduce / develop modern teaching methods, including electronic / digital tools, with the purpose to demonstrably enhance students' learning experiences and outcomes.
  • To respond in a timely manner to student queries, including emails and posts to course discussion boards.
  • Setting and marking of assessment components as required.
  • Organising and timetabling student computer laboratory demonstrators.
  • Comply with relevant teaching and learning policies and procedures (e.g., Teaching & Learning, Academic Integrity, Assessment and Equivalence).
  • To contribute to effective administration of the Computer Science and Information Technology teaching enterprise.
  • Service to the Community :

  • To organise and participate in outreach efforts aimed at schools, school teachers, school students and / or the general public.
  • Participate in community activities that further advance the profession or field.
  • University Responsibilities :

  • Ensure appropriate safety standards and compliance requirements are met through liaising with IFS’s Health, Safety and Compliance Officer.
  • Serve on university and / or institute committees, as requested.
  • Ensure the observance of university policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
  • Contribute to the development of the institute working environment of teamwork and cooperation.
  • Qualifications

  • Postgraduate university qualification in Computer Science or Information Technology.
  • Experience

  • Relevant teaching experience, preferably within a university or other tertiary teaching environment.
  • Experienced in the use of electronic and on-line technologies in teaching is preferred.
  • Personal attributes and behaviours

  • Proven competence in multiple modes and mediums of teaching, including electronic and on-line appropriate to the level of appointment.
  • Clear, confident and skilled classroom presenter.
  • Record of rapport with students appropriate to the level of appointment.
  • Demonstrated collegiality.
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