Lecturer in Criminology

Location
United Kingdom
Posted
Dec 24, 2018
Closes
Feb 04, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:

  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal;
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution;
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment;
  • Deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes;
  • Advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support;
  • Inform their teaching practice by discipline based research;
  • 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;
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research;
  • 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 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.

 

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within the 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 organize resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.

Informal queries can be made to Professor Simon Pemberton, S.Pemberton.1@bham.ac.uk

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