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Lecturer in Autism Studies - 31297

University of Birmingham - Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN)

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2018
Closes: 20th December 2018
Job Ref: 31297

Duration – Fixed term for 12 months
Salary – 8, Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year
Location – Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Summary of Role

As one of the University’s largest Schools, the School of Education has a central role in advancing the research and teaching standing of the University. The School is an international leader in education with a history of top rated research. In the 2017 QS World Rankings, it was ranked 25th in the World and joint 6th in Europe.

This Lecturer in Autism Studies will lead the delivery and development of postgraduate and CPD programmes in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN), and contribute to related research. In particular, the post holder will work with colleagues in the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER).

Key Responsibilities Involved

  • Using a variety of methods in teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students, including (as appropriate):
  • teaching and examining courses at a range of levels (particularly in the area of Autism Studies);
  • developing programme proposals and making substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely;
  • developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods;
  • developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and which benefits the College and University;
  • project managing research activities, and/or supervising other research staff;
  • presenting findings in high quality publications and conference proceedings;
  • supervising and examining PhD students, both within the institution and externally;
  • providing expert advice to staff and students within the discipline;
  • applying knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding;
  • developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of benefit to the College and the University
  • making a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups);
  • managing enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities;
  • developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.

Person Specification

  • Experience of caring for or working with children or adults on the autism spectrum
  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism

For further enquiries please contact Professor Karen Guldberg: e-mail: or Professor Graeme Douglas: e-mail:

Closing date: 19th December 2018                                                     Reference:  31297

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