Senior Lecturer/ Principal Lecturer in Rural Land and Property Management

Royal Agricultural University

Inaugurated in 1845, the University has grown to become a major higher education institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in real estate and land management, agriculture, business and management.

As part of our expanding programme of teaching and research, the Centre for Rural Land Management is now looking to appoint a new academic member of staff. You will join an established team of academics and a successful Centre. As a Senior/Principal Lecturer in Rural Land and Property Management you will be expected to strengthen our teaching and research expertise in core areas.  Disciplines of particular interest include planning and development (rural and urban); rural property management (including the management, development and letting of rural residential and commercial properties), professional practice matters (including client care, ethics and the standards required of RICS members and firms), farm buildings (the requirements, design and specification of) and rural valuation (both capital and rental valuations). 

In a multi-disciplinary team, you will be encouraged to engage in teaching, new programme development, research, writing, training, and consultancy, providing a varied, stimulating and rewarding career challenge.

Normal duties will include regular delivery of lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals throughout the year. You would also be an examiner in the designated subjects and would be required to set and mark coursework and examinations, provide guidance to the students, supervise and mark dissertations and engage in the administration of academic functions. Teaching delivery may include face-to-face and online, and opportunities for teaching in international locations may be available.

You should have a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree and professional qualification, or substantial higher education teaching experience in relevant areas. Level of appointment would be dependent on qualifications and experience. It is anticipated that you would have some professional practice experience in the public or private sector and will be able to deliver a curriculum in one or more of the areas of study outlined in the job specification. The Centres for Rural Land Management and Real Estate currently have eleven chartered surveyors contributing to their suite of programmes, together with a number of high profile visiting academics and real estate professionals.

All staff engage in a programme of personal and professional development to meet objectives agreed with their Centre Head and this may focus on developing lecturing skills and training for education in the case of you having little or no prior lecturing experience. Our staff are also committed to achieving membership of the Higher Education Academy and support for PGCAP or higher degree registration is available. On appointment you will be assigned an experienced team member as a mentor to provide support and guidance during at least the first year of appointment. 

Whether you are an experienced rural land and property practitioner or well qualified academic, this will be a varied, stimulating and rewarding career challenge offering you the opportunity to be part of the team helping us to continue leading the field.

Application forms and information packs for candidates are available on the University website Please send either a completed application form or comprehensive CV, a covering letter explaining your motivation for applying and how your experience and qualifications suit you for the role and details for three professional or academic referees to the People Team, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JS or by email to

Closing date: 13 October 2017.

Interview date: 13 November 2017.