Lecturers in Economics - Teaching and Research - Birmingham Business School - Grade 8 - 98131

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University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
£42,149 to £50,296
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 23, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Position Details
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296. With potential progression once in post to £56,587 a year
Grade 8

Full Time
Closing date - 4 October 2021

The Department of Economics, part of Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham, is seeking to appoint exceptional candidates up to three Lecturers in any area of economics.
Successful applicants will undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to their discipline. They will also contribute to learning and teaching on new and established programmes and undertake leadership and service activities in line with the Department, School and College's strategic objectives.
The Department of Economics has a long and strong research tradition. It is also one of the biggest economics departments in the UK having more than 60 members of staff covering the fields of Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Trade, Energy, Environmental Economics and Behavioural/Experimental economics.

Lecturer Job Description
Main Duties / Responsibilities

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

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 close to completion, 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

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

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

Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of the Department of Economics, Prof Anindya Banerjee ( a.banerjee@bham.ac.uk ).

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