Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Finance (Teaching and Research) - Birmingham Business School - Grade 8/9

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Employer
University of Birmingham
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 11, 2021
Closes
Apr 18, 2021
Ref
157785
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

Birmingham Business School

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 - £77,108 (Lecturer salary from £41,526 - £49,553 a year with potential progression (to £55,750 a year)). (Senior Lecturer salary from £51,034 - £59,135 a year with potential progression (to £77,108 a year)).

Grade 8/9

Full Time

Permanent

Closing Date - 9 February 2021

We are looking for colleagues to join our Department of Finance with the aim of contributing to our excellent research profile and teaching on the School's thriving undergraduate and master's programmes in Birmingham and overseas.

The successful post-holder will be expected to develop and undertake research activities leading to high quality research publications and to become involved in the generation of research income and the promotion of research and knowledge transfer activities. The post-holder will be leading Finance related modules e.g. corporate finance, investments, sustainable finance, financial technology and financial markets across a range of undergraduate (Finance Pathway of the BSc Accounting and Finance) and postgraduate programmes (MSc Investments, MSc Financial Management and MSc FinTech. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the management of a major activity at Departmental or School level.

Lecturer Job Description

Main Duties / Responsibilities
Research
To plan and carry out research, using appropriate methodology and techniques. This may include, where appropriate to the discipline:
Pursue personal research including developing research ideas and winning support, including financial support.
Plan, publish and/or execute high quality research
Project manage research activities, and/or supervise other research staff
Present findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings
Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued
Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
Provide expert advice to staff and students within the discipline
Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
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.

Learning and Teaching
To use a variety of methods in 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 act 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
Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and University
Devise and supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work

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 research and/or 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 of manifest benefit to the College and University
Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach
Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable behaviour

Person Specification
Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

Research
Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods
Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity

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 success 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 organise resources effectively
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area
Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied
Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action

Senior Lecturer Job Description

Main Duties
Research
To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and/or consultancy projects and advice. Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:
Make a major contribution to the management of research activities
Lead successful funding bids which develop and sustain research support for the specialist area (in disciplines where this is possible)
Publish leading research that results in a sustained, highly respected reputation of international quality in the subject area and/or designing and developing innovative underpinning technologies
Provide expert advice internally and externally
Provide leadership of research that contributes to the progression of the discipline (in disciplines where this is possible)
Referee and peer review articles for peer reviewed academic journals and grant applications by research councils and/or other major funding bodies
Lead sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that is of manifest benefit to the College and University, and: a) makes a significant contribution to policy development at a national and international level; and/or b) involves development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.

In addition, research responsibilities will include some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below:
Supervise and examine PhD students, both within the institution and externally
Manage research activities and/or supervise other research staff
Develop novel methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research being pursued

Learning and Teaching
To contribute at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching. Where appropriate for the discipline, this may include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below:
Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching. This may be underpinned by research and evaluation of teaching methods and systems.
Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues
Lead the design and/or co-ordination of programmes or equivalent activities across the School or Department
Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy, methods and standards, more widely than the School
Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods and practices through publications, conference activity and roles that advance quality in the discipline
Lead the development and management of assessment strategies within the School/Department
Lead substantial and sustained high value impact activity in knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or employability and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University. This may include the development of industrial links and comparable networks and initiatives.

In addition, the learning and teaching responsibilities will include some but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 level listed below:
Teach and examine courses at a range of levels
Plan and review own teaching approaches and act 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
Undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining
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

Management/administration
To chair and/or lead activities in the Department/ School and representation on University committees or working groups. Where appropriate to the discipline, this is likely to include some but not all of the responsibilities listed below.
Make an important contribution to the development and running of the Department or School, for example, leading activity on teaching assessment and/or on research
Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities
Make important contributions to the development of the Department/School/PAU's research strategy and/or learning and teaching strategy
Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities with a sustained high value impact of manifest benefit to the College and the University
Develops and implements a culture (including policies and procedures) that promotes Equality and values diversity and inclusion.

In addition, the management/administration responsibilities will include some but but not necessarily all the indicative responsibilities from grade 8 listed below:
contribute to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School
Lead/project 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 staff and students
Make a sustained contribution to widening participation, schools outreach and/or public understanding of the discipline
Contribute to administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups)
Develop and manage staff and resources in support of major research and/or teaching activities

Person Specification
Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

Research requirements
An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact. Evidence of success under the following headings, as appropriate to the discipline:
High level peer esteem as evidenced by
Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition
An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications
Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion
Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding
Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University

Learning and teaching requirements

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. The teaching quality demonstrated to be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship. Evidence of success under the following headings:
High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners' natural curiosity
Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes; approaches to learning; the development of learning resources
High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally
Track record of substantial and sustained high value impact on the enhancement of the student experience, and/or employability
Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning

Management and administration-related requirements
Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives. Evidence of success under the following headings
Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role (s) (e.g. exams officer)
Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University
Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks
Actively promotes equality and diversity to internal and external stakeholders
Able to use data to identify equality and diversity issues
Experience of developing interventions to address equality and diversity issues

Informal Enquiries - Professor Hisham Farag, Head of Department of Finance on 0121 414 3101, email h.farag@bham.ac.uk

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