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  • Ref no: RGU02952
  • Published: 7/1/2020
  • Closes: 9/2/2020
  • 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

The Academic Team Lead (Postgraduate Management) relates to postgraduate provision in the Department of Management.  The postgraduate course provision comprises:

• MSc Business and Management Programme (a suite of 7 award titles)

• MBA Programme (a suite of 3 award titles)

The Academic Team Lead (Postgraduate Management)  will be expected to play a strategic role in overseeing the operation, monitoring and on-going development of the postgraduate courses.

You will engage in recruitment and promotional activity for all courses within your remit and will be responsible for the overall student learning experience.  You will be responsible for monitoring the coherent and efficient delivery of all courses within your remit, line managing academic staff in pursuit of the course aims. You will assure the application of all appropriate regulations, and crucially, the maintenance and advancement of course level and school-wide accreditations.

You will report to the Academic Strategic Lead, Management Department.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

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:  09 February 2020


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: The Academic Strategic Lead

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


The role of this Academic Team Lead relates to postgraduate provision in the Department of Management. The Academic Team Lead will oversee the operation, monitoring and on-going development of all the postgraduate courses delivered by the Department.


• Undertake line management responsibility as identified by the Academic Strategic Lead.

• 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.

• Responsibility for the overall student learning experience of the postgraduate student body within the Department of Management.

• 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:

• Acts as “Team Leader” for the two Programmes (MSc and MBA), ensuring there is on-going liaison with all those involved in delivery, including staff in other Schools/Faculties. Communication and liaison with Module Co-ordinators responsible for teaching on the Programme is of prime importance.

• Input to the teaching and learning agenda of the relevant courses aligned to area(s) of discipline expertise

• 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 kept up-to-date.

• Ensures that the programmes conform to the Accreditation arrangements of the relevant professional bodies (currently AMBA for MBA and CMI for the MSc Business and Management Programme) and that these accreditations are maintained.

• Ensures that sufficient and appropriate External Examiners are appointed to the Programmes 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 Teams, 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.

• Ensures there is appropriate on-going employer/industrial/professional liaison, often acting as the main point of contact with external stakeholders e.g. Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

• Undertakes duties, as appropriate, where approved academic collaboration exists, including ensuring that there are contracts and agreements in place for Student Exchange Study Periods.

• Ensures there is health, safety and risk assessment monitoring where appropriate e.g. for placements, practical activities, fieldwork etc.

• Other senior lecturer responsibilities as required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree - A first degree in a relevant discipline.
MSc in a relevant discipline and/or MBA Professional body membership – aligned to teaching area.


Have relevant knowledge of the courses that he/she is responsible for.


Teaching experience in the areas of Business Strategy/Management.
Experience of course management.
Experience of line management


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

A PhD in a relevant discipline, or currently undertaking doctoral study.


Published academic research in the field.


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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