We are looking for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Business Law (Part-time) - Teaching Focused
Location: United Kingdom
Birmingham Business School
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 - £77,108 (Lecturer salary from £41,526 - £49,553 a year with potential progression (to £55,750 a year)). (Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £51,034 - £59,135 a year with potential progression (to £77,108 a year)).
Part Time (50% FTE)
Fixed Term Contract to 31 August 2021
Closing date - 19 January 2020
Ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, the University of Birmingham is an elite institution that offers an inspirational research and learning environment. Birmingham Business School is a major player in business education, providing a wide variety of internationally regarded programmes across the a range of business disciplines.
We have a vibrant community of students at undergraduate, postgraduate and at postgraduate research level. Our programmes are innovative and intellectually stimulating and delivered by professional and experienced staff that stimulate the students to become graduates that are ready for a complex and ever changing business world. The Department of Accounting and Finance provide a long established and successful BSc degree in Accounting and Finance. The Departments provide one-year full-time postgraduate programmes leading to the MSc International Accounting and Finance, with two pathways in collaboration with Kaplan offering preparation for ACCA’s professional exams. We have also campuses in Singapore and Dubai where we offer our BSc Accounting and Finance programme and where we provide our expertise on BSc Management and MSc International Business.
This is a teaching-focussed post and we expect the successful post-holder to mainly teach and examine the subject of Business Law, which relates to the areas of law most commonly encountered in business, at both the Edgbaston and Dubai campuses. We will expect the candidate to undertake the full range of responsibilities that go with the subject role, to include:
• promoting innovative teaching informed by discipline-based research
• developing formative approaches to module evaluation, examining and marking
• contributing to the important role of student academic support
• contributing to curriculum development for the subject area
In all these ways, we seek as a Department to deliver excellent teaching that inspires students.
Applicants should have qualifications and experience relevant to the post: e.g. a first or higher degree in Law, a professional qualification and professional practice experience. They should have a record of successful teaching experience in higher education, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate high level analytical capabilities, the ability to design and deliver module materials successfully, to implement and use innovative teaching and learning approaches, and to assess and organise teaching and learning resources effectively. They should also have evidence of the ability to undertake related administration tasks, and to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
Lecturer Job Description
To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD students within own subject area and within an established teaching programme, managed supervised by member of staff with ultimate responsibility for the deign, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme.
Summary of Role
- Teaching within own subject area within an established teaching programme (under the supervision from an academic member of staff)
- Contribute to generating funding and may: a) contribute to enhancement of the student experience or employability; b) contribute to designing CPD programmes for clients external to the University and similar; c) contribute to deliver CPD programmes, consulting on own specialism and the like, often under the supervision of a project leader.
- Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.
- Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within own area of subject specialism to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
- Contribute to the design of modules with other colleagues.
- Plan and prepare own teaching, including guidance notes and hand-outs in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
- Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work.
- Develop an approach to planning and reviewing own teaching.
- Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
- Frequently update own subject expertise.
- Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes
- Contribute to knowledge transfer on own specialism that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
- Undertake management/administration arising from teaching
- Contribute to Departmental/School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration
- Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
- Applicants should have qualifications and experience relevant to the post: e.g. a first or higher degree in Law, a professional qualification and professional practice experience
They should have a record of successful teaching experience in higher education, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- High level of analytical capability
- Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
- Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
- Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Senior Lecturer Job Description
To develop and deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area, with leadership in teaching in the subject and/or institution.
Summary of Role
Contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis to the whole range of teaching leadership and administration.
Teaching is likely to include: (a) development and leadership of major teaching programmes or equivalent; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability, that are of manifest benefit to the College and the University. It is expected that teaching-focused Senior Lecturers will demonstrate a significant contribution to the advancement of teaching (policy, practice, standards) of the subject, provide leadership in teaching and learning that is innovative to the subject area or institution, with a significant contribution to the debate nationally about teaching.
Management and administration is likely to include Departmental/School leadership and management activity with University wide involvement that may include sustained high value impact knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement and similar activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
Main Duties / Responsibilities
Teaching focused Senior Lecturers will, as appropriate to the discipline:
Make a significant contribution to the pedagogical knowledge base of the subject that advances teaching through the enhancement of practice, the development of teaching resources and/or through practice-based research; and
Lead on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and
Lead on the design and/or renewal of programmes or equivalent; and
Contribute to debate nationally about new approaches to policy, methods and practices through publications, conferences, and activities that advance quality in the field; and
Engage in external quality assurance activities related to teaching, eg. External examining.
In addition, a Teaching Focused SL will:
Play an important and sustained role in the recruitment and admission of students; and
(as at Lecturer, grade 8), they may co-supervise, with a research focused or research and teaching-focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion; and
Undertake the same learning and teaching responsibilities of any Senior Lecturer, contributing at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching. Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below.
- Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems
- Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues
- Lead the design and/or co-ordination of programmes or equivalent activities across the School or Department
- Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy more widely than the School
- Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods & practices through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
- Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School/Department
- Lead sustained high value impact in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or or employability, and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University
4. Include in their learning and teaching responsibilities some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 level listed below.
- Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
- Plan and review own teaching approaches and act as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
- Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the Department or School, as appropriate
- Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining
- Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
- Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
- Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.
The teaching focused role-holder’s teaching practice is informed by discipline based research, and they participate actively in the research culture of the School.
Teaching focused Lecturer roles carry a higher volume of teaching and related duties than those staff who carry out both teaching and research.
Chair and/or lead activities in the Department/ School and represent the School on College/ University committees or working groups. Where appropriate to the discipline, this is likely to include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below.
- Make an important contribution to the development and running of the Department or School, for example, leading activity on teaching assessment and/or on research
- Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities
- Make important contributions to the development of the Department/ School’s/PAU’s research strategy and/or learning and teaching strategy
- Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities with sustained high value impact of manifest benefit to the College and the University
- Develops and implements a culture (including policies and procedures) that promotes Equality and values diversity and inclusion
In addition, the management/administration responsibilities will include some but but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below.
- Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
- Lead/project manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
- Advise on personal development of staff and students.
- Make a sustained contribution to widening participation, schools outreach and/or public understanding of the discipline.
- Contribute to administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
- Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities
Applicants should have qualifications and experience relevant to the post: e.g. a first or higher degree in Law, a professional qualification and professional practice experience
- Demonstrated excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Management and administration.
- Learning and teaching requirements
- An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality.
- Teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship.
Evidence of success under the following headings.
- High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
- Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity.
- Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes, approaches to learning, the development of learning resources.
- High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally.
- Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning
- Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.
Management and administration-related requirements
Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives. Evidence of success under the following headings.
- Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer).
- Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University.
Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks.
- Actively promotes equality and diversity to internal and external stakeholders.
- Able to use data to identify equality and diversity issues.
- Experience of developing interventions to address equality and diversity issues.
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