Senior Lecture in Finance/Programme Director of MSc Financial Management (Teaching-focused) Dubai -

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University of Birmingham
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mar 26, 2021
Apr 21, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position Details

Birmingham Business School

University of Birmingham, Dubai campus

Salary: Competitive

Grade 9

Full time


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 Senior 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.

As a Senior Lecturer in Finance, you are expected to lead and develop the MSc Financial Management Programme. As a Programme Director, you will work closely with staff at the Edgbaston Campus, UK, to lead on the development and delivery of the MSc Financial Management Programme in Dubai. In this role, you will contribute to the management, leadership, and enterprise activities of our Campus in Dubai.

Main Duties

Teaching focused Senior Lecturers will:

1. Make a significant contribution to the pedagogical knowledge base of the subject that advances teaching through the enhancement of practice, the development of teaching resources and/or through practice-based research; and

2. Lead on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and

3. Lead on the design and management of programmes or equivalent; and

4. Contribute to debate nationally about new approaches to policy, methods and practices through publications, conferences, and activities that advance quality in the field; and

5. Engage in external quality assurance activities related to teaching, eg. External examining.

In addition, a Teaching-Focused Senior Lecturer will:

1. Play an important and sustained role in the recruitment and admission of students; and

2. they may co-supervise, with a research focused or research and teaching-focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion; and

3. Undertake the same learning and teaching responsibilities of any Senior Lecturer, contributing at a senior level on a sustained basis in learning and teaching.
  • Lead the development of new and appropriate approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Act as adviser for teaching and learning methods through excellent practice and mentoring other colleagues
  • Lead the design, management and/or co-ordination of programmes or equivalent activities across the School or Department
  • Contribute to the development of teaching and learning policy more widely
  • Contribute to debate nationally about policy, methods & 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 sustained high value impact in knowledge exchange and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) that enhances the student experience and/or or employability, and is of manifest benefit to learning and teaching in the College and the University

4. In addition, the post holder is expected to:
  • 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.
  • 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.

The teaching focused role-holder's teaching practice is informed by discipline-based research, and they participate actively in the research culture of the School.


Chair and/or lead activities in the Department/ School and represent the School on College/ University committees or working groups. This includes 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's learning and teaching strategy
  • Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of knowledge exchange, enterprise, business engagement and public engagement activities with 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:
  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the Department/School
  • Lead/project manage a team to design a new module/programme
  • 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 teaching activities.

Person Specification
  • Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD).
  • Demonstrated excellence in Learning and Teaching, and Management and administration.

Learning and teaching requirements

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. 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.
  • Mentoring and expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning
  • Sustained high value impact knowledge exchange and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University.

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)
  • Significant and sustained high-quality innovative contributions to the management 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.

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

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Hisham Farag, Head of the Department of Finance - email (Birmingham) and Professor David Sadler, Provost (Dubai campus) - email (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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