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Lecturer- Teaching Focused

University of Birmingham - School of Education

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,792 to £48,677
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th August 2019
Closes: 16th September 2019
Job Ref: 80731

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677, with potential progression once in post to £54,765

Grade 8

Job Role 

The MA Character Education, run by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues in the School of Education, is the first and only Masters of its kind in the world. The Programme adopts a multi-disciplinary (predominantly Education, Philosophy and Psychology) approach and focuses on the theory and practice of human flourishing. Students on the Programme come from a range of sectors; including education (formal and non-formal), voluntary and business. 

Main duties and responsibilities  

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will

  • Contribute to leading distance learning curriculum development and/or renewal; and
  • Develop and manage approaches to online teaching and learning that are innovative to character education; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Deliver, discipline specific (likely psychology, philosophy or education), 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 own expertise in character education and its related disciplines 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
  • 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. 

  • 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 

Knowledge,  Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications.

  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within character education.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning – preferably online learning.
  • Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels. 


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes, ideally with some experience in distance education and online learning 
  • 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.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with funders 

Informal enquires to Tom Harrison, email: 

Closing date: 16th September 2019        

Reference: 80731

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from 

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