Teaching-focused Lectureship in Accounting (Dubai) - Flying Faculty (Birmingham based)

Country: United Kingdom;

City: Birmingham

Vacancy added: 27.08.2019

Employer: University of Birmingham

Resumes due: 20.09.2019

 

Position Details

College of Social Sciences - Birmingham Business School

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

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. In addition staff will be paid a dislocation allowance for periods when working in Dubai and all reasonable expenses will be covered.

Grade 8

Full Time

Permanent

Closing date: September 20, 2019

 

Background

The development and opening of our Dubai Campus in September 2018 has marked us as the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai.   Initially we are offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including Economics, Teacher Education, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Business.  Our ambition over the next ten years is to grow the University of Birmingham Dubai to around 4,500 students studying on a full range of programmes; and to establish an active programme of research.

The new University of Birmingham Dubai Campus is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), a dedicated site hosting 25 international universities and colleges located in easy reach of the internationally renowned Dubai business district and 23 km from centre of Dubai. The University of Birmingham Dubai exemplifies the qualities and values we have championed for more than a century. We collaborate with partners across the world to create ground-breaking research, deliver innovative teaching and create opportunities for staff and students to gain international experience.  There has never been a more exciting time to become a part of the University of Birmingham and to join our mission to deliver a world-class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai.

The postholder will be based on our Edgbaston Campus, travelling to Dubai to deliver block teaching in the capacity of a flying faculty as required, for which allowances (including accommodation, air ticket and full travel insurance) will be paid and relevant visas will be arranged. An ideal candidate should be flexible to travel to Dubai whilst being based in Birmingham as a part of the role requirements under Birmingham employment terms and conditions.

With a strong tradition of teaching excellence, The University of Birmingham Dubai provides 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. 

Over the next 5 years, we will be establishing a sector leading campus at the heart of Dubai’s rapidly developing international educational hub with the talent, creativity and tenacity that will help realise our ambition, strength, and commitment to being an outstanding global university.

The new University of Birmingham Dubai Campus is located in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), a dedicated site hosting 25 international universities and colleges located in easy reach of the internationally renowned Dubai business district and 23 km from centre of Dubai. The University of Birmingham Dubai exemplifies the qualities and values we have championed for more than a century. We collaborate with partners across the world to create ground-breaking research, deliver innovative teaching and create opportunities for staff and students to gain international experience.  There has never been a more exciting time to become a part of the University of Birmingham and to join our mission to deliver a world-class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai.

 


Role Summary

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 a range of business disciplines. The School has recently commenced an investment programme, which provides for growth in both its academic and professional staffing. 

This is a teaching-focussed post. The successful post-holder will teach and examine accounting subjects across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Dubai and will be expected to undertake the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining including the supervision of Extended Essays and Masters dissertations. The post-holder will also contribute to the management of a major activity at Departmental or School level. 

The post holder will contribute to the development, delivery and management of the Business School’s programmes (as appropriate to the disciplinary area) in Dubai.  The post holder will work extensively with colleagues leading the BSc Accounting and Finance, MSc International Business, BSc Management, and BSc Economics in Dubai and in the UK, as well as contribute to the management, leadership and enterprise activities of the school. 

Applications are welcome from all areas in accounting such as financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, financial reporting, accounting information systems and public sector accounting at all levels with experience in business analytics, financial literacy, and academic skills. 

 

Main Duties


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.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience 

Applicants should:

  • Normally, hold a higher Degree (usually PhD) in a relevant Subject area or a closely related discipline or equivalent qualifications and/or experience.

  • Have evidence of the potential to conduct accounting research of an international standard.

  • Have a record of successful teaching and learning experience; preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

  • Be able to demonstrate high-level analytical capability, the ability to design and deliver module materials successfully, use and implement innovative teaching and learning approaches, to assess and organise resources effectively and evidence of an ability to undertake related administration and contribute to broader management/administration processe

  • Have extensive teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism i.e. Accounting.

  • Be able to devise, advise on and manage learning.

  • Possess skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.

 

In return, you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of 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. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take flexible working option into consideration during the process.

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/dubai/work-with-us/index.aspx

Please register and submit your application through our careers website, we do not accept unsolicited resumes by email.

 

Informal Enquiries: please contact Dr Ann-Christine Frandsen, a.frandsen@bham.ac.uk or 0121 414 9662.  

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

 

We value diversity at The University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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