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RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
£34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Part time and full time applications will be considered

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment invites applications for a fixed term position of Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management, which is offered on a full-time or part-time basis. The successful candidate will be a Quantity Surveyor with knowledge of commercial management and a progressive perspective on the future development of the profession. Having substantial practice experience, you will augment the School’s academic team through the provision of teaching and learning in the area of Quantity Surveying and commercial management.

You will contribute to Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching across the School’s programme of Architecture and Built Environment courses, and work as part of the academic team responsible for delivery of the School’s Surveying course provision. You will hold membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or equivalent. A strong understanding of the contemporary construction industry and of Quantity Surveying practice is essential, all within the context of progressive digitisation of the discipline and industry.

Specialist knowledge in one or more of the following areas is required, as is an ability to relate theory and practice: measurement; contracts; contract law; procurement; commercial management; dispute resolution; negotiation.

Whilst as a fixed-term appointment you would not be expected to contribute to the research activity of the School, you will be encouraged to engage with it due to its central role in the School being progressive, informed, and collaborative academic community. The School has three principal clusters of research interest and activity, these being Digital Cities and Society, Housing and Low Energy Design, and Construction Project Management, the latter of which engages with both the construction and energy sectors. These areas are strongly aligned to RGU’s strategic priorities and to the ambitions of the City and Region as expressed through the public and private sectors. The School performs a key role in many important external networks and it is expected that new appointments will further contribute to these in supporting the growth of collaborative and income generation possibilities.

We welcome applications from those looking for part time hours, please indicate in your application if it is part-time hours that you would be interested in and your ideal working pattern. 

Part-time applicants that will require sponsorship may be considered in line with UKVI sponsorship requirements

Grade 7 Salary Scale:£34,804 – 40,322

Grade 8 Salary Scale: £41,526 – 49,553

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position. Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

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Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead.

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to teaching across the School’s programme of Built Environment disciplines.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Actively contribute to the planning and implementation of the School’s teaching and learning functions, and positively participate in relevant staff development activities.

Carry out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, open and distance learning, workshops, field trips, studio work, etc) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by Course Leader or Head of School. This applies to Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or Corporate delivery, and includes activities such as:

• Curriculum design and review

• Planning and implementing innovation in teaching & learning

• Planning and implementing novel assessment strategies

• Preparing for/ actively participating in QAA and professional body accreditations

• Preparing for/ actively participating in Subject reviews

Ensure that the Course / Module design and delivery achieves KPI targets and appropriate quality standards through effective Course/ Module leadership (i.e. National Student Survey, Student Achievement Rates, Student Evaluation Questionnaires, Employability statistics)

Liaise with relevant Course Leader(s) and key team members as necessary to:

• Identify and proactively address areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement, with particular regard to maintaining ‘currency’ relevant to the student cohort(s) and professional requirements.

• Respond positively to day-to-day student feedback and modify approaches to delivery where appropriate

• Set, mark and assess student coursework & examinations, & provide feedback to students to agreed deadlines using a variety of methods

• Supervise student projects, field trips and, where appropriate, placements

Participate in developing, preparing, and reviewing of teaching materials, and provide tutorial and personal guidance for students.

• Undertake appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc) as may be required.

• Actively contribute to the promotion and marketing of the School's activities and expertise to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).

• Maintain constructive and collaborative working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its activities.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

• Honours degree in Quantity Surveying

• Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or equivalent, or demonstrably working towards membership (APC).


• Demonstrably strong understanding of the contemporary construction industry and the Quantity Surveying practice, all within the context of the progressive digitisation of the industry.

• Specialist knowledge in areas such as contract administration, contract law, procurement, commercial management, dispute resolution, and negotiation is required, as well as ability to relate theory to practice (and vice versa).

• An understanding of the contemporary construction supply chain.


• The core expertise of the Quantity Surveyor relating to estimating, measurement, and technology are also required.

• Experience of teaching and assessment

• Academic experience or industrial experience in relevant area.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

• Masters in Quantity Surveying, or related subject area.

• CIOB membership


• An understanding of principled negotiation.

• An understanding of the difference between cost reduction and value creation.


• A breadth of industry/ academic knowledge and experience extending beyond the bounds of Quantity Surveying as a means to fostering cross-disciplinary / collaborative working.



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 and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum

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

Behaviour 5: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings


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