HE Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Management, Derby

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Derby CollegeDerby

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Start date: 11/06/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,726 - £35,645 per annum pro rata
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

An exciting new degree programme is being planned to start at Derby College in September 2019 and we are recruiting for a full time (part time considered) Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Management.  You will perform the role of Teacher in Zoo and Wildlife Management, undertaking preparation, delivery and marking of our Higher Education learning programme, ensuring achievement of agreed performance and quality targets.  You will help with the planning of the degree programme and a range of modules at level 4, 5 and 6. You will be expected to strive to maintain above average success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching and assessing and utilising e-learning opportunities where appropriate.

As part of the teacher role you will deliver the practical and theory aspects of the Animal and Zoo curriculum across levels 4, 5 and 6.  You will be required to deliver high quality, inspirational teaching which encourages learners to reach their full potential, promoting progression on to higher level courses or preparing them for careers working within the animal/zoo industry.  As part of the Animal and Zoo team you will be required to participate in the resourcing and preparation of the course delivery and assessment, undertake course administration including setting and reviewing academic targets with learners.


You will take an active part in course related trips and visits, recruitment of learners and supporting the work experience that learners undertake as part of their course, as well as ensuring that all college and University awarding body standards are met. 

The successful candidate will have proven experience of providing outstanding support for learners and will be flexible, self-motivated and dedicated to student achievement and quality.  Up to date knowledge and experience of zoo animal husbandry is essential, with knowledge and experience in a broad range of industry settings advantageous.

Module planning and delivery may vary, however, experience in Anthrozoology, Zoo Science and Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Ecology, Managing Volunteers and Research Skills would be advantageous.  Prior teaching and assessing experience in a HE Animal/Zoo curriculum is essential, alongside a Masters in a relevant specialism, or willingness to work towards.  It is advantageous to have a teaching qualification.

If you would like to discuss this role further prior to application, please contact Stacey Higgs (Team Manager: Land based HE, KS4 and Apprenticeships): Stacey.Higgs@derby-college.ac.uk

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More about Derby College
Phase: Further Education
Address: The Roundhouse, 2 Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8JE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 300 123 7890
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