Lecturer - Psychology (Teaching-focused) Dubai - School of Psychology - 97148 - Grade 8

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Employer
University of Birmingham
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 26, 2021
Closes
Apr 22, 2021
Ref
163835
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

School of Psychology

University of Birmingham, Dubai campus

Salary: Competitive

Grade 8

Full time

Permanent

Location: Dubai, UAE

Closing date: 22 April 2021

University of Birmingham Dubai

An opportunity has arisen to become part of the University of Birmingham and to join our mission to deliver a world-class British university education in the global city and international hub of Dubai. We opened a campus in Dubai in November 2017, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in this rapidly developing international education hub. The University of Birmingham Dubai provides opportunities for students to study on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to the same recognised standards as those delivered on our UK campus.

Our Phase 2 Dubai campus opening in 2021 will provide an academic home for up to 2,900 students, a community for Birmingham alumni in the region and a hub for local and global outreach and engagement activities.

Job Summary

In September 2020, the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham launched a new BSc Psychology in Dubai. We are seeking the appointment a Lecturer who will contribute to the development of the BSc, based in Dubai but with close liaison with the School of Psychology in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

The overall responsibilities for the role holder are to develop, and contribute to the delivery of the undergraduate Psychology BSc programme. This will involve contributing at a level commensurate with grade and on a sustained basis to the full range of teaching and administration responsibilities associated with the programme.

While applicants with research and teaching experience from across the discipline of psychology will be considered, the ability to deliver teaching support covering brain and cognition as well as research methods would be advantageous.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience and employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods. The role will require co-ordination of curricula and learning pedagogy between Edgbaston and Dubai.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within our School, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support. They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students and is informed by discipline-based research. It is anticipated that the role will benefit from experience in teaching in an online blended environment and skills in developing digital and distance learning tools.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, and business engagement, public engagement widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

Main Duties

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:
  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal; and
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes; 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 including digital; 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
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; 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, 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 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, 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.
  • Devise & supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, 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
  • 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 that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
  • Develop and make substantial contributions e to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.


Person specification
  • The successful candidates will have teaching experience at Higher Education in Psychology (with a preference for a candidate with experience in teaching Biology and Psychology.
  • Normally, a higher Degree (usually PhD) in Psychology or a closely related discipline or equivalent professional qualifications and/or experience.
  • In addition to a relevant doctoral/other qualification, it is expected that the appointees will have excellent communication skills and the ability to undertake inspirational teaching
  • Proven ability to develop and manage learning, including the use of online resources, Digital tools and distance 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 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


In return, you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of 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 School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham has an excellent reputation for the knowledge and skills we develop in our graduates, and for research that answers important questions, stimulates new ideas, and makes a difference to individuals, communities and societies. The school is one of the largest and most successful in the UK. It was ranked in one of the top 5 Schools in the country for research (REF 2014).

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs; alternatively, information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

We are 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 further information please contact Professor Edward Wilding, Head of School (School of Psychology), email: E.L.Wilding@bham.ac.uk , telephone: +441214144930 and and Dr Anthony Murphy, Senior Lecturer/Programme Director in Psychology - email a.d.murphy@bham.ac.uk (Dubai)

The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

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