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Lecturer Teaching Focused in Economics


Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Posted on: 02nd Sep 2021
  • Salary: £41,526 to £49,553. With potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year.
  • REF: 210001M1
  • Closes: 22nd September 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time


Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham is a world-leading institution and global thought leader in responsible business. Our vision is to inspire curiosity within our students and drive positive change within all fields of business, locally and globally. We are committed to producing forward-thinking leaders. We hold triple-crown accreditation with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

Because of our recent success and expansion in some of our programmes, we are looking to attract up to two teaching-focused lecturers in the Department of Economics provided excellent candidates present themselves. Applications are welcomed from candidates in any field of Economics.

This is an opportunity to develop and evidence teaching and learning skills at Lecturer level in a research-led, TEF Gold awarded, Russell Group university on a full-time, fixed term basis. In addition, 10% of workload will be dedicated to personal research or scholarship.

The successful candidates will deliver an outstanding student experience through on-campus and online teaching to our internationally diverse undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts, leading modules, delivering lectures and delivering and co-ordinating assessment, seminars, marking and supervision in areas relevant to their expertise. Successful applicants may also undertake leadership and service activities in line with the Department, School and College’s strategic objectives.

Role Summary

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) anddelivery of teaching and assessment at a
ll 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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

To use a variety of methods teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:
• 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.
• Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour.

Person Specification
• 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.

• 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.
• Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area.
• Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied.
• Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of the Department of Economics, Professor Anindya Banerjee; A.Banerjee@bham.ac.uk or Joseph Bromfield (j.p.bromfield@bham.ac.uk)

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We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

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