Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer -IT

--Muscat University--

Job Title

Lecturer / Assistant Lecturer - IT , Muscat University

Job Summary

Line Management:  Foundation Programme IT Lecturers report to the Director of General Foundation Programme who has overall leadership of Muscat University’s General Foundation Programme. 

Purpose of the job: To teach IT skills (Microsoft Office & cloud computing) to students on Muscat University’s General Foundation Programme. IT lecturers are responsible for planning and delivering interesting, useful and engaging IT lessons. All IT lecturers are also expected to take part in assessment creation, delivery and marking.

Detailed description: IT Lecturers support Muscat University’s vision by ensuring that students have appropriate IT skills to enable them to achieve success once they progress onto their chosen undergraduate programme.

Working closely with the General Foundation Programme Director and Foundation Programme IT Coordinator, IT lecturers will be expected to teach up to 20 hours of IT classes per week. IT lecturers will also be required to create assessments and mark to given deadlines.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities        

  • Planning and delivering up to 20 hours per week to students on the Undergraduate Foundation Programme;
  • Creating and marking assessments.
  • Providing pastoral care to students via personal tutoring.
  •  Administrative duties relating to teaching (assessment, standardisation, moderation, lesson preparation, report writing, attendance of regular course and general meetings).
  • Being an effective ambassador for the University locally, regionally and internationally among Muscat University academics, parents, students and other ELT professionals in the region.
  •  Effective liaison with Muscat University senior leadership, the Director of General Foundation Programmes, other members of the General Foundation Programme team, and academic staff.
  • Any other reasonable duties appropriate to the post.

 Person specification:

  • Substantial experience of foundation-level IT teaching.
  • Confidence in creating, delivering and marking IT assessments and providing student feedback.
  •  Able to work in a team and individually to teach and assess to agreed criteria.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet administrative/marking deadlines.
  • Good oral and written presentation skills.
  • A working knowledge of Moodle for teaching purposes.
  • Excellent English language proficiency. It’s a Ministry requirement that all teaching on foundation programme have a minimum IELTS certificate of 6.0.
  •  A strong belief in and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Muscat University.

 Responsible To         

Director – General Foundation Programme and Language Centre.


Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)


Full time. Hours as necessary for the role.


Priority in recruitment shall be given to Omani Candidates.


A first (bachelor) degree in a relevant field (Essential); a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (desirable). Candidates are expected to have a minimum of two years relevant teaching experience.

Terms and Conditions           

A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.