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  • Ref no: RGU03170
  • Published: 15/5/2020
  • Closes: 21/6/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £51,034.00 - £59,135.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Summary

Due to internal promotion, we are seeking a new academic colleague to work with the Academic Strategic Lead to continue the development of The People, Organisations and Management team within Aberdeen Business School. We offer accredited Masters degrees, and contribute to a range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within an inclusive environment that benefits from the diversity of our students and our colleagues.

This Senior Lecturer role has line management responsibilities and offers opportunities for enhancing our teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will currently be in an academic role with experience of teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision. We would particularly welcome candidates with expertise and an active interest in areas such as student employability, pedagogical innovation, student engagement, inclusive curriculum and widening participation, learning enhancement and work-based learning.

You will be educated to Masters Degree Level and already possess, or be close to completing, your doctorate. We offer professionally accredited degrees with a focus on student skills employability and you will be required to liaise effectively with a range of subject specialisms. Established membership and engagement with one or more relevant professional bodies would be highly advantageous, including for example: the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development, the Association for Project Management, the Project Management Institute, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, the Chartered Quality Institute.

You need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities and providing excellent student care. We are committed to promoting academic attainment and inspiring student ambition. Informal enquires regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Zoe Morrison, Academic Strategic Lead, z.morrison1@rgu.ac.uk.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/

Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

Closing Date: 21 June 2020

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - People, Organisations and Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supervisory responsibility as identified by the Academic Strategic Lead

PURPOSE OF POST:

To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision with expertise in one or more of the following: energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, quality and environmental management, health and safety management, human resource management, sustainability, change management, organisational behaviour.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:
Recognise the importance of the need to maintain the highest quality of delivery and student performance in line with the University Academic Quality Standards.

Engage in recruitment and promotional activity for all courses within his/her remit and is responsible for the overall student learning experience of these students.

Work with Academic Strategic Lead in setting target numbers for admission to courses and work with Marketing and Admissions to ensure that these are achieved. An overview of the established activities relating to this role is provided below.
Line management responsibility for department members identified by The Academic Strategic Lead.

Acts as “Team Leader” for the Programme, ensuring there is on-going liaison with all those involved in its delivery, including staff in other Schools/Faculties.

Communication and liaison with Module Co-ordinators responsible for teaching on the Programme is of prime importance.

Inputs, as appropriate, to recruitment, marketing and admissions processes.

Ensures, in liaison with the Academic Strategic Lead, that appropriate arrangements/resources are in place for the delivery of the course (Moodle, timetabling, teaching, library etc.) with the aim of providing a positive learning environment for students.

Ensures that approved Programme documentation is up-to-date.

Ensures that the discipline specific programmes conform to the Accreditation arrangements of the relevant professional bodies and that these accreditations are maintained.

Oversees the effective implementation of the University’s quality assurance and annual monitoring processes including:

Annual appraisal; Analysis of student questionnaires; Circulation of and response to External Examiners’ Annual Reports; Participation, as required, in quality assurance events e.g. Institution-Led Review, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body events.

Ensures that sufficient and appropriate External Examiners are appointed to the Programme and remains the central point for communication/liaison with them.

Undertakes various committee responsibilities e.g. is a member of the School Academic Board, will normally act as Convener of the Programme Management Team, is a core member of all relevant Assessment Boards and inputs as appropriate to Staff/Student Liaison and employer/Industrial Liaison.

Deals, as appropriate, with cases of suspected misconduct and student appeals.

Oversees the processing of agreed Programme changes and developments, ensuring appropriate consultation with colleagues, External Examiners, students, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies, etc.

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Person Specification

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree
Teaching qualification (e.g. Fellowship of Advance HE)
Membership of one or more professional bodies such as Association for Project Management, Project Management Institute, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Chartered Quality Institute.

Experience

Experience of commercial consultancy, training, research or employment in related areas.
Teaching experience in an academic setting or commercial environment.

DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in related area.

Knowledge

Knowledge of professional accreditation of teaching and learning.

Experience

Line management experience.
Track record of successful supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Behaviours

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Team Development - Experience of: providing advice or guidance to new starts; delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities; identifying the training and development needs of the team and carrying out performance appraisals.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of developing hypotheses and concepts to explain data, events and phenomena, and reporting findings to a wider community.

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