Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer – Math

--Muscat University--

Job Title: 

Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer – Math


 Line Management: Math's lecturers report to the Director of General Foundation Programme who has overall leadership of the undergraduate Foundation Programme.  Math's lecturer will also work with the Foundation Programme Math's Coordinator to deliver the curriculum, create, deliver and mark assessments. 

 Purpose of the job: Math's Lecturers teach pre-university-foundation-level Math's to students on Muscat University’s Foundation Programme. They are responsible for planning and delivering interesting, useful and engaging Math's lessons to students on the Foundation Programme.

 Detailed description: Math's Lecturers support Muscat University’s vision by ensuring that students have an appropriate knowledge of Maths to enable them to achieve success once they progress onto their chosen degree programme. 

 Working closely with the General Foundation Programme Director and other lecturers on the General Foundation Programmes, lecturers will be expected to teach up to 20 hours of Math's classes per week. Lecturers will also be required to create assessments, mark to stated deadlines and attend to administrative matters.

 These main responsibilities will be undertaken in close collaboration with the Director General Foundation Programmes and the Foundation Programme Math's Coordinator.

 Responsibilities include:


  • Planning and delivering up to 20 hours per week to students on the Undergraduate Foundation Programme;
  • Creating and marking math's assessments to students on the Foundation Programme;
  • Administrative duties relating to teaching math's (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 academics, parents, students and prospective sponsors as well as senior members of international affiliate institutions;
  • Effective liaison with Muscat University Senior Management, 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:

  • experience of full-time foundation-level Math's teaching.
  • Confidence in analyzing student work and providing constructive and explicit 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 good understanding or IT and its application to teaching e.g. the use of a VLE such as Moodle or Blackboard;
  • English as a first language, or equivalent English language competence. A minimum of IELTS 6.0 is required to teach on foundation programmes in Oman;
  • Experience of teaching students from the Middle East;
  • A strong belief in and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Muscat University.

Education, qualifications and training:  

A minimum of a BSc in math's or a closely related field (essential), a teaching qualification (desirable) + a minimum two years relevant teaching experience (essential).

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.