DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Business

Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 - 44,045 per annum
Posted
24 Sep 2021
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2021
Ref
21001181
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Faculty of Business

Grade 7: - £33,797-44,045 per annum
Fixed Term - Annualised Hours (Inc Hols)
Contract Duration: 12 months
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 08-Oct-2021, 6:59:00 AM

The Faculty

Durham University Business School Dynamic and vibrant, Durham University Business School is one of Durham University’s four Faculties and is comprised of three research-intensive departments: Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing. Known for its global reputation, its impact on policy and practice and its strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability, the School aims to be a leading European business school with a strong global presence by 2027, The School currently has 180 academic and teaching staff, with plans and resource commitments to grow to 230 by 2027. In addition, 11 funded research centres (https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/research/research-centres/) blend leading theoretical perspectives with a strong emphasis on impact and engagement with practice, noted in www.durham.ac.uk/business  The school’s student population is around 4000, across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. Our associated mission is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. We pursue this mission by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines and around the world.

The Role

The Department of Management and Marketing at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Teaching Fellow in Marketing/Entrepreneurship or Leadership OB. We welcome applications from those with teaching interests in the broad field of Marketing, entrepreneurship or leadership/OB. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a contribution to the development of the department’s and Business School’s teaching and curriculum, while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The successful candidate will contribute to the department’s activities and provide leadership and mentorship to colleagues teaching marketing at the UG, PGT and executive education levels. Candidates will be expected to engage in some scholarship related to pedagogy noting that any other independent research (beyond pedagogy) is not part of this post. For more information, please visit our Business School’s pages at www.dur.ac.uk/ business

Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic careers and the University is keen to maximise the benefit to as many people as possible. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy. The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term. Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 1st October 2021.

The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

Key responsibilities

At Grade 7:

  • Teach modules in appropriate learning environments at undergraduate/postgraduate levels, demonstrating an increasing awareness of different approaches to and methods of teaching and supporting student learning;  
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage own teaching and designing, planning and writing teaching materials;  
  • Lead some aspects of modules and contribute to modules led by others by collaborating with colleagues on course development;  
  • Develop and deliver an inclusive curriculum and make an active contribution to an inclusive community in which diversity is embraced and celebrated;
  • Seek and take on board feedback on teaching and engage with others in CPD;  
  • Supervise undergraduate student(s), and where appropriate act as part of a PhD supervisory team; 
  • Contribute to educational skill of colleagues, e.g. giving a seminar to colleagues or engaging in constructive discussion about a seminar;  
  • Build internal contacts and participate in networks to exchange information;
  • Start to engage in scholarship (the creation, development and maintenance of the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines) e.g. develop online teaching resources;  
  • In addition to Board of Studies, membership of some departmental committees and professional body memberships;  
  • Student support, assessment of academic performance and provision of feedback, dealing with student disciplinary matters and complaints; 
  • Undertake effectively and efficiently any administrative role allocated by your Head of Department.
  • Contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • Engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
  • Engage in continuing professional development by attending relevant training and development courses.

In addition, at Grade 8:

  • Develop, design and teach modules in a variety of settings at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and in complex formats;  
  • Write teaching materials, progress reports, handbooks and marketing and/or publicity materials;
  • Develop approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative for the subject, demonstrating best practice;  
  • Tailor one to one sessions to the needs of individual students;
  • Provide leadership of teaching and learning, including coordinating and delegating within the department;  
  • As module leader, being accountable for resources of the module, e.g. delegated budget, staffing and equipment;
  • Participate in the quality assurance of modules and programmes;  
  • Liaise with contacts internally and externally in order to influence opinion and decision making, for example negotiation of future partnership arrangements for providing programmes in other organisations, negotiations for external funding.  
  • Take on a leadership role in relation to relevant teaching/programme committees;  
  • Participate in and develop external networks, in order to contribute to student recruitment, secure placements, facilitate outreach work and income generation;  
  • Actively promote and market programmes to prospective students and other organisations;
  •  Contribute to the induction, training, mentoring and development of junior colleagues.

Contact Information

Department contact for academic-related enquiries

For informal enquiries please contact Christos Tsinopoulos; Head of Department of Management & Marketing at chris.tsinopoulos@durham.ac.uk

Contact information for technical difficulties when submitting your application

If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to academic.recruitment@durham.ac.uk

Alternatively, you may call 0191 334 6801 from the UK, or +44 191 334 6801 from outside the UK. This number operates during the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday, UK time. We will normally respond within one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays).

University contact for general queries about the recruitment process

Mark.gibson@durham.ac.uk

How to Apply

We prefer to receive applications online.

As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s values. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do. At Durham we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the world’s best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. It’s important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We therefore ask that as part of your application you provide a statement (of no more than 1 side of A4) which outlines work which you have been involved in which demonstrates your commitment to EDI and our values.

Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement https://www.dur.ac.uk/ig/dp/privacy/pnjobapplicants/ which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data. 

Information if you have a disability

The University welcomes applications from disabled people. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to support the interview process wherever it is reasonable to do so and, where successful, adjustments will be made to support people within their role.

If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system, please get in touch with us on e.recruitment@durham.ac.uk.

What to Submit

All applicants are asked to submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
  3. A personal research plan
  4. An EDI & values statement
  5. Number of your most significant pieces of written work, all of which published or submitted since 2014.

Where possible we request that you provide web links to these which the hiring Department will access to read your work. The application form contains fields in which to enter each of the web links.

Your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not larger than 1mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria;

Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files.

We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.

Referees

You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).

Please note:

  • We shall seek the academic references during the application process.  Academic referees should not (if possible) include your PhD supervisor(s) and a majority should be from a University other than your own (save for early career applicants applying for their first post). We would ask that you alert your academic referees to this application as soon as possible, and provide them with a copy of the CV you submit with your application, so that we can quickly obtain references should you be progressed to the interview stage. As part of your application you will be asked whether you give your consent to your academic references being sought should you be invited to attend interview.
  • Academic references sought for short-listed candidates may be made available to the panel during the interview process.
  • We will seek a reference from your current line-manager if we make you an offer of employment (albeit you may have also nominated your line manager as an academic referee).  Please clearly indicate which referee is your current line-manager and please let us know if we should only approach them once an offer has been made.

Next Steps

All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to the University and will have the opportunity to meet key members of the Department.  The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to a panel of staff in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days.

In the event that you are unable to attend in person on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.

About Durham University

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare provision and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

If you’d like to find out more about the University or relocating you and your family to Durham, please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Person Specification

At Grade 7

Essential

  • A good first degree in marketing entrepreneurship, leadership or related subject.
  • A PhD (or be close to submission) in marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership or a related subject, or equivalent demonstrable practitioner experience which may include appropriate certification and/or membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Experience of teaching and examining at University level with positive student feedback gained.
  • Experience of contributing to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching and/or assessment of learning, including the design and creation of successful learning environments and curricula.
  • Demonstrable ability to participate in the collegial/administrative activities of an academic department and/or discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Desirable

  • Experience of successfully developing innovative teaching methods for the design/delivery of high quality teaching.
  • Experience of successfully working in an administrative role within an organisation or department.
  • Experience of providing high quality one-to-one student supervision.
  • Evidence of work undertaken (or which would be undertaken) in preparation for teaching and keeping up to date with developments in the subject area, such as:
    1. active membership and engagement with a professional body;
    2. demonstrable innovation in educational practice;
    3. publication in a scholarly journal or relevant professional publication;
    4. Attending and presenting internal and/or external seminars or at a regional conference; and/or
    5. Materials/curriculum development for wider use in a department.
  • Candidates may have, or should have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of HEA.

At Grade 8

Essential

  • A good first degree in marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership or related subject.
  • A PhD (or be close to submission) in marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership or related subject, or a related subject, or equivalent demonstrable practitioner experience which may include appropriate certification and/or membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Experience of providing excellent teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Experience of successfully developing innovative teaching methods for the design/delivery of high quality teaching.
  • Experience of participating in the collegial/administrative activities of an academic department and/or discipline.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums.

Desirable

  • Experience of leading on curriculum design, development and assessment.
  • Experience of the academic management of undergraduate/postgraduate programmes.
  • Experience of providing high quality one-to-one student supervision.
  • Evidence of work undertaken in preparation for teaching and keeping up to date with developments in the subject area, such as:
    1. active membership and engagement with a professional body;
    2. demonstrable innovation in educational practice;
    3. publication in a scholarly journal or relevant professional publication;
    4. Attending and presenting internal and/or external seminars or at a regional conference; and/or
    5. Materials/curriculum development for wider use in a department.
  • Candidates may have, or should have the ability to attain the rank of Fellow of HEA.

DBS Requirement: Not Applicable.