Teaching Focused Lecturer- Economics

University of Birmingham

Dubai, UAE

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year

Additional Information


Post holders will be based on our Edgbaston Campus ( in Birmingham, UK ) with frequent travel to Dubai ( United Arab Emirates ) to deliver block teaching in the capacity of a flying faculty for which allowances (including accommodation, air ticket and full travel insurance) will be paid and relevant visa will be arranged. An ideal candidate should be flexible to travel to Dubai anytime whilst being based in Birmingham as a part of the role requirements. You will be hired on UOB UK academic

Terms and Conditions/Contract.

In return you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of an expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint.

The University of Birmingham is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process.

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/du... further information please contact: Professor Kim Scharf, K.Sharf@bham.ac.uk, +44 (0)121 415 9075

Terms and Conditions


Academic Teaching Staff. (non-clinical)

Job Purpose


The University of Birmingham opened its campus in Dubai in November 2017, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub. With a strong tradition of teaching excellence the University of Birmingham Dubai will provide opportunities for students to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to the same recognised high standards as those delivered on the University’s UK campus in Birmingham.

Birmingham Business School is currently offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Dubai including BSc Accounting and Finance, MSc International Business, BSc Management, BSc Economics and BSc Money, Banking and Finance, and is seeking to appoint a number of Lecturers (Teaching Focused) based at the University’s Edgbaston campus, but it is anticipated that the majority of the role-holder’s teaching will be delivered in Dubai.
The key responsibilities are to develop and deliver the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as noted above, as appropriate to the disciplinary area, contributing to the whole range of teaching management, leadership and administration.

Person Specification


Teaching Focused Lecturer Role-holders Will

  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal; and
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes; and
  • Advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support; and
  • Inform their teaching practice by discipline based research; and
  • Frequently update their own subject expertise, and 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; and
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; and
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

In addition, they may play an important role in the recruitment and admission of students; and co-supervise, with a research focused or research and teaching focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion.

Learning and Teaching


Where Appropriate To The Discipline This May Include

To use a variety of methods teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students.

  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and acting 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
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as credit- such as unseen examinations, essays dissertations or presentations)
  • 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.
  • Devise & supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and the University

Management/ Administration

To contribute to Departmental /School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead and 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 colleagues and students
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
  • Develop and make substantial contributions e to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach..

Scope of the Role

Contributing to the whole range of teaching and administration.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support. They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

Skills And Experience

  • Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
  • Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.

Teaching

  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

Management Administration

  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Planning and Organising

  • Plan for and set teaching programme objectives over a number of years
  • Plan and manage own teaching courses at a range of levels (including design, delivery, assessment) as agreed with the Head of School.
  • Organise meetings/conferences/symposia as appropriate
  • Contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead/ manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)

Decision Making

  • Develop learning and teaching approaches, including approach to mentoring
  • Develop programme proposals and decide what contributions to make to the design of teaching programmes
  • Develop knowledge in specialist area
  • Contribute to School/Departmental management processes

Internal/External Relationships

  • Contribute to recruitment of students
  • Act as external examiner.
  • Develop links with external contacts such as businesses, other educational bodies, public sector organisations, organisations with public engagement opportunities.
  • Provide expert advice internally and externally in specialist area
  • Maintain contact (including membership of) appropriate professional bodies

Closing Date: 3 Jun 2019


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