Purpose of Position:

The key functions of this position are to teach and support computing students in their technical computing modules. To develop the support service and its functions, and to monitor and report on student outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have strong computing knowledge, have taught/supported students from a variety of backgrounds and has a keen focus on pedagogy. The Computing Support Tutor is also required to research and document student learning in the various computing courses on offer in the School of Computing.

Reporting to:              

Dean of the School of Computing

Key Relationships: 

  • Dean/Vice-Dean of School of Computing 
  • Online Academic Programmes Supervisor
  • Programme Co-ordinators
  • Part time tutors
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Computing Support Tutor

 Key Responsibilities:

Student Support:

  • Conducting computing induction for students
  • Liaising with class representatives.
  • Working with Learning & Teaching team to support at risk students
  • Conducting bespoke 1 on 1 support sessions both online and face to face
  • Conducting bespoke group support sessions both online and face to face
  • Creating video/tutorial resources for identified problem areas
  • Maintaining and populating Computing Support Moodle page
  • Upskilling in pedagogy of all types

Administration:

 Manage Support Service:

  • Co-ordinate the set-up of support classes for all computing modules.
  • Track and report on interventions with students.
  • Build and maintain the Computing Support team.
  • Attend Class representative meetings
  • Apply for funding for Computing Support related activities

Interview and train Lab assistants on:

  • Pedagogy for supporting students in computing subjects.
  • Technical use of systems such as Teams, Moodle.
  • Participate in committees appropriate to courses.
  • Academic Supervision of Students

Teaching:

  •  Lecture to students in key areas (such as Programming).
  • Delivery of weekly scheduled support sessions in a variety of areas.
  • Gathering feedback from students in order to effectively plan supports.
  • Organising guest lecturers in key areas
  • Engage in research and development work as appropriate.
  • Preparation for teaching and all other work-related activity.
  • Provide such information as may be required by the College related to the activities of the role.
  • Engage in the assessment processes of the College by setting and marking examinations and assignments and attending assessment boards and liaising with external examiners.
  • Set, correct and give written feedback on Assessments (including all types of assessments such as project work, research work). 
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Assist in the drafting of submission documents, liaise with the validating bodies, promote, implement and review programmes. 
  • Support orientation related activities 
  • Carry out research and innovation activities relevant to the role.
  • Actively participate in the School's teaching provisions.
  • Supervise and mark student projects.
  • Attend college committees and meeting appropriate to School programmes.
  • Design and deliver curriculum and education interventions in Computing programmes including:

Programme Development

Assist in the development of existing and new programmes. This may involve drafting submission documents, writing new modules and/or revising existing ones, liaising with the validating bodies, promoting, implementing, and reviewing complete programmes.

Research & Innovation

Carry out research and innovation activities relevant to the role which includes research & innovation to improve student support.

 General

  • Represent the College at exhibitions, open days, recruitment trips, industry engagements, and other external events regarding undergraduate programmes. 
  • Plan and deliver Summer Camps and related activities aimed at student recruitment.
  • Undertake the duties of the role in accordance with the requirements of the College Quality Assurance arrangement.
  • Carry out administrative/academic and other duties as deemed necessary by the Dean of School.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of National College of Ireland.

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • MSc in Computing, Computer Science or related areas, with BSc/MSc in Computing or related field. College reserves the right to appoint a candidate in the final stage of level 9 programmes or a candidate with strong industry background/certification.
  • The candidate should be able to teach the technical/practical areas of the computing programmes.
  • Experience of planning and delivery of support; 
  • Experience dealing with students of different ages/backgrounds/needs; 
  • Experience of the principles of Universal Design for Learning and incorporating those when working with and creating resources for students;
  • Experience in teaching online in a variety of modes (Blended, Fully Online);
  • Experience with Springboard model and students; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Student Support experience: 

Salary:

The appointment will made to Specialist/Senior Administrator salary band €36,540- €52,783 

Contract:

3 year Fixed term

Annual Leave: 

24 days per annum

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 12:30 PM – 8:30 pm during semester times. Flexibility will be required. Availability to work on Saturdays as needed is also required

The successful applicant will be subject to Garda Vetting and must not have any convictions under the Sex Offenders Act 2001.

National College of Ireland’s mission is to widen participation in higher education and unlock each student's potential. The College offers students the opportunity to acquire the skills and self-confidence to change their lives, contribute to a knowledge based economy and become responsible, active citizens. 

Application Process:

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and CV both in PDF format ONLY, quoting reference number: NCI1015 to: recruitment@ncirl.ie by 5:00 pm, 25th November 2022.

Note: The functions and responsibilities assigned to the Computing Support Tutor are based on the current stated role and objectives of the College. These functions and responsibilities may alter in line with any change in the role and objectives of the College.

The Importance of Confidentiality

We would like to assure you that protecting confidentiality is our number one priority. You can expect that all enquires, applications and all aspects of the proceedings are treated as strictly confidential and are not disclosed to anyone, outside those directly involved in that aspect of the process.

Candidates' Obligations

In submitting a completed Curriculum Vitae and supporting documentation, candidates are declaring:

  • That all the particulars furnished in their application are true and correct without omission and that they are aware of the qualifications and particulars for this position.
  • That to the best of their knowledge that there is nothing in relation to their conduct, character or personal background of any nature that would adversely affect the position of trust in which they would be placed by virtue of this appointment.
  • Their irrevocable consent to NCI making such enquiries as deemed necessary in respect of their suitability for the post in respect of which their application is made.
  • Their acceptance and confirmation of the entitlement of NCI, as appropriate to, reject their application, or to terminate their employment (in the event of a contract of employment having been entered into on foot of this competition) if they have omitted to furnish NCI with any information relevant to their application or their continued employment or where they have made any false statement or misrepresentation relevant to this application or their continuing employment with the College. #

Candidates should note that they may be required to submit documentary evidence in support of any particulars given by them in their application for the post.

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Data collected for the purposes of recruitment activities

NCI conducts recruitment processes to fill vacancies within the college. When applying for these competitions applicants are asked to submit a range of documents, e.g., a completed application form, CV and/or a personal statement or cover letter. For the purposes of recruitment activities, we will not collect any personal data that we do not need to assess your candidature for a role with us.

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NCI ’s legal basis for the processing of this data is a combination of individual consent, contractual necessity and legal obligations.

Withdrawal of Consent

Applicants can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time by notifying the College. It is important to note that withdrawal of consent prior to the completion of the process will be considered as a withdrawal of the application.

What we do with your data

People who are directly employed by NCI and are based in Ireland process all the personal data collected for both recruitment and HR purposes.

Shortlisting

HR draft up the shortlisting documents and provide the initial screening to determine if a person meets the essential criteria of the competition. A shortlisting panel is generally made up of two senior grade staff members from the relevant department for which the role is being recruited.

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Where you have been successfully shortlisted for a post, each interview panel member will be furnished with a copy of the relevant information of those who will be attending interview in order that they can review applications in advance of the interview process. All such information will be returned to NCI and shredded following the competition process. Some of the interview panel will be external interviewers, who are not employees of NCI but are engaged for the purpose and are strictly subject to the rules and policies of the College.

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Erasure

Applicants can request the data held be erased. In this case, the application for a position is considered withdrawn.

Rectification

Applicants can have any incorrect information corrected.

Objection / Withdraw

Applications can object to this information being processed and/or can request to withdraw from the application process

Complain

Applicants can make a complaint to our internal Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

NCI Information Governance and Data Protection Officer

National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1

Tel (Direct): + 353 1 4498 523 ; Tel (Reception): + 353 1 4498 500

And/or make a complaint to the relevant authority

Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28

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National College of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and is a Member of the Athena SWAN Charter. NCI is committed to serving our diverse community and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

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