Lecturer roles are important, broad based roles which will see you plan and deliver appropriate volumes of high quality research, leading to publication, which enhance the University’s Research Excellence Framework submissions. Your passion and interest will see you identifying and developing research ideas, gaining their approval and securing financial support and, where relevant, making successful applications to external bodies to secure funding.
You’ll balance your research involvement with the effective delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes aligned with your Faculty’s teaching strategy, so enhancing both our reputation for teaching quality and our students’ learning experience. More specifically, you’ll develop and embrace relevant technological developments that support learning. You will assess, supervise, mark and examine dissertations and projects, as well as providing support and mentoring on both academic and pastoral matters as a Personal Tutor to students.
These are roles calling for significant amounts of collaboration, both within the University itself with other faculty colleagues and those working in other disciplines. You will have a responsibility for ensuring the voice of the student is heard within the faculty. At the same time, you will assist in knowledge transfer activities, sharing best practice and developing relevant partnerships, so facilitating the generation of income and student employability. There will also be exciting research opportunities to prepare you for your next step to Senior Lecturer and beyond.
As a Senior Lecturer, you will be a role model to more junior colleagues and will act as programme leader ensuring that the delivery of teaching is both consistent and of an appropriate quality. You will take on an extra layer of leadership and development responsibility while expanding on your own academic research, developing an extensive body of published research in relevant journals and monographs. You will peer review articles for both academic journals and grant applications, as well as providing mentoring and review guidance to research students.
Your work will also see you developing external partnerships with employers, organisations and other educational bodies, in order to share information and identify opportunities for funded work. The insights and knowledge you gain through such interventions will be incorporated back into the curriculum to ensure our teaching is as current and relevant as possible, so enhancing our graduate employability.
With management responsibilities across courses, modules and administration, there is the opportunity to progress to Readership or other leadership roles.