Lecturer in Finance (Teaching Focused) - Birmingham Business School - Grade 8
University of Birmingham
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Lecturer in Finance (Teaching Focused) - Birmingham Business School - Grade 8 - 98068-(210001NY)

Position Details

College of Social Sciences 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 4 year fixed term contract Closing date 26 September 2021

Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham is a world-leading institution and global thought leader in responsible business.

Our vision is to inspire curiosity within our students and drive positive change within all fields of business, locally and globally.

We are committed to producing forward-thinking leaders. We hold triple-crown accreditation with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

As a result of our recent success and expansion in some of our programmes, the Department of Finance at the University of Birmingham is seeking to appoint Teaching Focused Lecturers in areas of Financial Technology, Financial Markets and Investments for up to a four-year fixed-term period.

This is an opportunity to develop and evidence teaching and learning skills at Lecturer level in a research-led, TEF Gold awarded, Russell Group University on a full-time, fixed term basis.

In addition, 10% of workload will be dedicated to personal research.

The Department of Finance is one of six departments within Birmingham Business School. The Department consists of 25 faculty organised across disciplinary groups : Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, Banking and Fintech.

Our research underpins our teaching across a range of exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the UK, Singapore and our new Dubai Campus.

Our programmes include the undergraduate Finance pathway within the BSc Accounting and Finance and a suite of new MSc programmes, MSc Investments, MSc Financial Management and MSc Financial technology.

The Department also has a healthy PhD programme.

We are committed to supporting colleagues who join us so that they can flourish and develop their academic careers. The successful applicant will deliver teaching and learning with colleagues across the Department on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes both in the UK, and overseas.

The successful candidate should deliver an outstanding student experience through on-campus and online teaching to our internationally diverse undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts, leading modules, delivering lectures, and delivering and co-ordinating assessments, seminars, marking and supervision in areas relevant to their expertise.

Successful applicants may also undertake academic leadership activities in line with the Department, School and College’s strategic objectives.


To develop and deliver undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, as appropriate to the disciplinary area and to contribute to the management, leadership and enterprise activities of the department / school as appropriate.

Summary of Role

Contributing to the whole range of teaching and administration.

  • 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 or 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.

    Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the 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.

    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, 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; 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.

    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), 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.

    Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.


    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.

    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

    Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

    We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

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