Pathway 1 - Role Profile Level c

Lecturer (Grade K)

This role profile assumes that all the qualifications, skills and experiences required of a Level B lecturer have been achieved.  It also assumes that the responsibilities of a Level B lecturer will have been fulfilled satisfactorily.  Only the additional requirements are spelled out below.


Role Summary

  1. This role will typically be carried out by individuals with significant experience in teaching and research. At this level, the role holder’s contribution will span scholarship, teaching, research and related administration.
  2. Their research and/or scholarship, individually and/or collectively, will be published and will be advancing the state of knowledge in their particular discipline.
  3. They will be involved in a range of teaching activities, using a variety of approaches, on courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including doctoral supervision), typically within established courses.
  4. Role holders at this level will be expected to be establishing a growing national reputation within their academic discipline.

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Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience Needed at Appointment / Progression

  1. A relevant postgraduate degree (or professional equivalent) and in depth subject knowledge in their areas of scholarship.
  2. Substantial experience of delivering excellent teaching at University level and undertaking high quality research within subject specialism.
  3. Ability to assess and evaluate concepts/theories in order to develop new and original solutions.
  4. Well-developed skills allowing the clear communication of complex information, both orally and in writing.
  5. Evidence of success in stimulating and encouraging the commitment to learn in others.
  6. Success at writing for publication and at disseminating research findings through seminar papers and presentations, both within the University and outside
  7. Evidence of successfully managing their own contribution to teaching, research and administration (and to collective research where appropriate)
  8. Evidence of being able to work successfully with colleagues and students, including the ability to co-ordinate the work of other staff and supervise the work of research students

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Additional Responsibilities

Additional Teaching Responsibilities of a Level C Lecturer

  1. Successfully design, teach and ensure quality control of units for undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses, typically within an established teaching programme, ensuring that appropriate texts are requested in specialist areas.
  2. Identify where revisions of existing units are required, and plan appropriate changes or new units.
  3. Encourage students to engage in critical analysis and promote depth in learning
  4. Provide effective tutor support to students at all levels of study.
  5. Contribute effectively to the development and quality enhancement of curricula and teaching methods in the School.
  6. Effectively supervise doctoral research students to graduation, and act as internal examiner for PhD degrees.
  7. Identify needs and develop successful approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative for the subject area or School and reflect evolving practices elsewhere.
  8. Contribute to the successful incorporation of engagement and knowledge exchange into teaching and learning activities.
  9. Ensure, through liaison with colleagues, that, wherever appropriate, the units/elements/classes taken by students complement each other/are relevant to each other.

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Additional Research Responsibilities of a Level C Lecturer

  1. Independently identify research objectives and carry out a research plan, either individually or as part of a collective enterprise, ensuring that outputs meet the quality and quantity expectations of the School and Faculty.
  2. Identify potential funding sources and write, or help to write, bids for research funding.
  3. Ensure rigour and adherence to ethical standards in their own research and others for whom responsibility is taken.
  4. Use initiative and creativity to synthesise, analyse and interpret research data collected by others.
  5. Disseminate findings that advance the state of knowledge by publication in appropriate high quality outlets and by delivering papers at conferences or other institutions.
  6. Play a part in networks of researchers active in their area of scholarship and seek out opportunities for collaborative work with research centres within the University and elsewhere.
  7. Contribute effectively to the development of activities to achieve engagement with research, and/or impact beyond academia.
  8. Actively develop contacts with appropriate bodies external to the University, including communities relevant to the research, and public and private enterprises where suitable.
  9. Assist in the development of research skills in research students and colleagues.

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Other Activities Expected of a Level C Lecturer

  1. Engage effectively with the University’s CREATE scheme (or equivalent Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals programme). Complete a minimum of levels 1 and 2 within 4 years of appointment at level C or before progression to level D (whichever is earlier).
  2. Monitor and, where appropriate, manage teaching and/or research resources (e.g. time, materials, finance, equipment, laboratory) effectively.
  3. Actively seek opportunities to contribute to the School, Faculty and University strategies.
  4. Participate in the selection of students and staff.
  5. Regularly participate in University governance (e.g. hearing student complaints, attending Faculty Assembly, membership of faculty committees).
  6. Take on and deliver specific initiating or co-ordinating roles within the School (e.g. for admissions or assessment, equipment provision, seminar programmes).
  7. Organise and deliver external activities (e.g. field trips or placements) where appropriate.
  8. Engage effectively in the University’s Staff Review and Development process and develop, with advice, an awareness of their own professional development needs and a personal development strategy, engaging with CPD appropriate to the role.
  9. Ensure that knowledge in their own (and related) areas of scholarship is extended and kept up to date, and informs both teaching and research activities.
  10. Consistently act as a good citizen, actively taking on administrative duties and participating fully in the daily working life of the School, behaving as a role model for others.

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Lecturers’ Additional Relationships and Contacts

  1. Will be line managed by their Head of School (or Head of Primary Unit or equivalent in the school structure).
  2. May be expected to co-ordinate successfully the work of other staff (e.g. in a small teaching or research team) and will need to co-ordinate successfully activities with colleagues, both academic and professional services staff within the School.
  3. Will interact effectively with Faculty and other University staff.
  4. Will have well-developed collaborative contacts with academics in related disciplines inside and outside the University, and with relevant communities, professional bodies and research funders.

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