Lecturer - Finance (Teaching-focused) Dubai - Birmingham Business School - 97147 - Grade 8

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Employer
University of Birmingham
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 26, 2021
Closes
Apr 21, 2021
Ref
163829
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham, Dubai campus

Salary: Competitive

Grade 8

Full time

Permanent

Location: Dubai, UAE

Closing date: 22 April 2021

University of Birmingham Dubai

Having established ourselves in Dubai International Academic City in 2018 we are now moving to a new and exciting phase of our development with the opening of our new state-of-the-art campus in September 2021. This post represents an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious World Top 100 University as we continue to grow our long-term strategic mission in Dubai, the UAE and the wider region. Our campus reflects the very best of Birmingham through our presence in Dubai.

Job Summary

As a Lecturer in Finance, you will make a substantial contribution to the management, development and delivery of teaching and assessment, whilst enhancing the student's experience and employability. Through excellent teaching, you will inspire students, and be informed by discipline-based research as well as contribute to the management and administration in Dubai. We are looking for candidates with teaching experience in the following areas related to Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Corporate Governance, International Finance, Alternative Finance and Quantitative Finance. Post holders are also expected to supervise MSc dissertations.

Main Duties

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:
  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the Finance subject area; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support; and
  • Inform their teaching practice by discipline-based research; and
  • 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; and
  • 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 and postgraduates. 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.
  • 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
  • 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 exchange, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement or similar on 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
  • Advise on personal development of 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 to knowledge exchange, 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 discipline area (usually PhD).
  • 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 exchange, 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


In return, you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of an expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint.

This is a full-time post, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The University of Birmingham is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take flexible working option into consideration during the process.

Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/dubai/work-with-us/index.aspx

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Hisham Farag, Head of the Department of Finance - email h.farag@bham.ac.uk (Birmingham) and Dr Julie McDonald, Programme Director of BSc Accounting and Finance and Lecturer in Accounting email j.a.mcDonald@bham.ac.uk (Dubai)

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

We value diversity at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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