Lecturer in Natural-Area/Sustainable Tourism

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
20 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to appoint one Lecturer in Natural Area/Sustainable Tourism Management on our Learning and Teaching or Research pathway. The successful candidate will play a significant role in supporting and developing the delivery of either Natural Area Tourism or Sustainable tourism and related subject areas within the Tourism and Languages Subject Group. The post will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of our wider Tourism portfolio whilst supporting our ambitions to develop the particular area of specialism within the undergraduate and postgraduate MSc curriculum.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’ (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) and the number one university in Edinburgh for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2020).

A truly international community of practice, the School is one of the largest Business Schools in Scotland and offers expertise, teaching and research across: Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, Marketing, Tourism, Hospitality, and Festival & Events Management.

Our industry links are second to none and we have developed excellent connections with the corporate community and organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, and the Chamber of Commerce. We also act as official advisers to the Scottish Government.

We are proud of our research and knowledge exchange activities, and their impact in society. We develop graduates who are highly valued by employers, and we add value to the communities in which we serve. To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video.

The role

You will join the Tourism and Languages Subject Group under the leadership of Professor Paul Barron. This ambitious, growing team consists of academics on Enterprise, Learning and Teaching, Professional Practice and Research pathways who make significant contributions across all strands of endeavour. Your contribution on the Learning and Teaching or Research pathway will be in the area of Natural Area Tourism Management and or Sustainable Tourism Management and we particularly welcome applicants with related industry experience.

You will have the opportunity to influence the direction of our diverse and vibrant curriculum going forward and become involved in both module and programme leadership. It is expected that you will contribute to our international deliveries in, for example Hong Kong and Singapore and you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our growing Global Online Portfolio.

You will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility.

You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to the research profile within your School.

You will also contribute to the University's objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed student learning based on industry awareness.

Who we are looking for

In addition to the role profile (click here to view) the following criteria are essential:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience to support and develop high quality teaching/learning and research projects
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching specialisation/experience within either the Natural Area Tourism and or sustainable tourism Management
  • Commitment to supporting international and online delivery

Benefits we offer

We are a flexible employer. 

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 36 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme with an Employer contribution of 20.4%, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information on our benefits scheme, please see here

Salary: £40,927 - £50, 296 per annum (Grade 6) 

Additional information

Closing date: 18th Feb 2022
Interview date: Week of 1st March 2022

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Paul Barron p.barron@napier.ac.uk and for general queries, including sponsorship, recuitment@napier.ac.uk.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For more information, please click here.

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