Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Course Director in Geography, Archaeology, International Studies and History


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
by *
1 Significant teaching experience in higher education that demonstrates successful delivery, development, and impact E A
2 A postgraduate qualification, preferably at doctoral level E A
3 Experience of module leadership and preferably course leadership E A/I
4 Experience of designing, developing, and delivering modules and courses E A/I
5 Experience of supporting students as a personal tutor enabling their learner journey and providing pastoral support E A/I
6 A successful track record of designing and leading initiatives to enhance student and graduate employability and career progression E A/I
7 Experience of quality assurance and enhancement processes to drive continual improvement and ensure achievement against University KPIs E I
8 Contribution to recruitment through, for example, school and college partnerships and open days E A/I
9 Engagement with external partners to, for example, grow reputation for personal development and with businesses and employers to enhance the curriculum E A/I
10 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the capacity to lead, enthuse and inspire, and to influence colleagues at all levels E A/I
11 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy E A/I
12 Strong leadership qualities and skills including the development and motivation of both teams and individuals to inspire and secure high performance D A/I
13 Strongly self-motivated bringing gravitas, credibility, energy, resilience, and commitment D I
14 Ability to act as an ambassador of Our University at local, regional, national, and global levels E A/I
15 An understanding of the external professional and policy environment and the implications for practice in your field. E A/I
16 A positive ‘can do’ attitude and approach, and the ability to work at pace E A/I

* A - Application Form   I - Interview