Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities, and want outstanding academics to join us in taking BCU on the next stage of our exciting journey.

We want to appoint over 100 Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Associate Professors and Professors, across the full range of subjects and disciplines that we offer.

Located in the centre of the UK’s second city, we are a university with a long heritage of innovation and of making, dating back to our origins in 1843 when we were founded as the Birmingham Government School of Design.

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation. In recognition of this we are looking to recruit exceptional academic staff who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, as makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators.

We are investing in new academic staff – able to demonstrate a proven track record in education, research and enterprise – across all four of our faculties:

Our heritage of creative practice and knowledge exchange today finds its expression in our STEAM agenda, in our applied research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning.

Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio.

We are also shaped by the heritage of our city. Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities. Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community.

Come and be part of a university that is truly transforming – there has never been a better time to join us.

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Our 2025 Strategy

This film, narrated by our Chancellor, Sir Lenny Henry, celebrates BCU 2025 – how we are making a difference now, and into the future.