Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (Teaching Focused) - Birmingham Business School

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Birmingham

Vacancy added: 30.07.2019

Employer: University of Birmingham

Resumes due: 01.09.2019


Position Details

Department of Management

Birmingham Business School

College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year.

Grade 9

Full Time

Permanent Contract

Closing Date - 1 September 2019


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:

1.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

2.Lead on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and

3.Lead on the design and/or renewal of programmes or equivalent; and

4.Contribute to debate nationally about new approaches to policy, methods and practices through publications, conferences, and activities that advance quality in the field; and

5.Engage in external quality assurance activities related to teaching, e.g. External examining.


In addition, a Teaching Focused SL will: 

1.Play an important and sustained role in the recruitment and admission of students; and

2.(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

3.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 


1.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

In addition, the management/administration responsibilities will include some 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


Person Specification

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.


For further information about the role please contact Joseph Sanderson,

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