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Lecturer in Urban Planning (Teaching Focused) (Flying Faculty)

University of Birmingham - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Location: Birmingham, Field Based
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750 Grade 8
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th March 2021
Closes: 22nd April 2021
Job Ref: 97206

Lecturer in Urban Planning (Teaching Focused)

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553, with potential progression once in post to £55,750
Grade 8 
Part time 0.5FTE/Permanent
Closing date: 22nd April 2021

Role Summary

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Urban Planning to assist in the launch and subsequent delivery of our new MSc Urban Planning to be run at our Dubai campus from September 2021. The programme will be international in its focus and we are looking for an academic who has experience of research and teaching on the key issues that urban areas face in a diverse range of cities. As noted above the post is based at our Edgbaston campus and will involve the block teaching of modules at the Dubai campus.

The successful applicant must be able to teach and lead modules on Sustainable Cities and Green and Healthy Cities and be able to contribute to modules around Urban Design and Smart Cities. They must also have experience of post-graduate dissertation supervision and be able to demonstrate teaching innovation both in classroom and field based teaching. Given that the programme is soon to be launched the post-holder will also be expected to contribute to building long term linkages with relevant local authorities and planning firms in Dubai. 

The MSc Planning (Dubai) will have significant linkages with the highly successful RTPI accredited Planning MSc delivered on Birmingham campus and the broader Geography and Environmental Sciences programmes. Therefore, one key aspect of the role will be to draw on the School’s world leading inter-disciplinary research and teaching, such as Atmospheric Pollution and Water, to bring it into our Planning education. The MSc Urban Planning will have significant linkages with the highly successful RTPI accredited Planning MSc that is currently delivered on our Birmingham campus as well as the broader Geography and Environmental Sciences programmes. The applicant would be expected to draw on the School’s world leading inter disciplinary research and teaching, such as Atmospheric Pollution and Water, in order to embed key elements within our Planning education delivery.
 
In return, you will receive a competitive package and be a key part of expanding and ambitious University as we develop our international reputation and global footprint. 
 
The University of Birmingham is an Athena Swan Bronze award holder and committed to providing a supportive work environment for our staff and providing equal opportunities in our recruitment process. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and will take flexible working option into consideration during the process.
 
Further details relating to this position as well as our developing Dubai Campus can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/dubai/work-with-us/index.aspx 
 
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