Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and/or Event Management

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum
27 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and/or Event Management - Full Time, Permanent

Job reference: 0000020135

Date posted: 27/03/2023

Application closing date: 23/04/2023

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Contractual hours: 35

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Edinburgh Napier Business School is proud to be one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland, at the leading edge of innovation, with a strong academic reputation in undergraduate, postgraduate, executive education, and business research.

The school is focused on the delivery of a portfolio of programmes which reflect the needs of students and places greater emphasis on practical experiences and application of learning. We develop employable (and self-employable) graduates who will drive economic growth both at home and abroad.

We also have strong and developing links with business through research-led teaching, practice-based classroom activities, student placements, business support, research and consultancy.  Our academic staff maintain close links with industry, through professional body memberships, Knowledge Transfer Programmes, and both Work Based Learning and Live Project module supervision.

As such, we are now recruiting a Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and/or Event  Management on our Learning and Teaching/Research/Enterprise or Professional pathways, to support and develop the delivery of these subject areas within the Tourism and Languages Subject Group.

The Role:

The post of Lecturer in Tourism, Hospitality and/or Event Management will give you the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of our wider Tourism Management portfolio whilst supporting our ambitions to develop this particular area of specialism within the undergraduate and postgraduate MSc curricula.

This will see you joining the Tourism and Languages Subject Group in the School (under the leadership of Professor Lynn Minnaert), an ambitious, growing team consisting of academics who make significant contributions across all strands of endeavour. Joining the team will put you in an ideal position to use your knowledge and experience to contribute to the area of Tourism, Hospitality and/or Event Management. If you have related industry experience, then we would be particularly interested in speaking with you.

Your responsibilities will include developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice within your assigned areas of responsibility, using your experience to contribute to the support of our expanding MSc portfolio.

Further to this, you will be in an excellent position 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, with the opportunity to contribute to our growing Global Online Portfolio. 

Laterally, individual and collaborative research projects will allow you to contribute to the research profile within your School, leading to the production of high-quality research outputs and outcomes. An interest in and some evidence of research outputs in the areas of sustainability, technology, airline operations and/or data analytics would be of particular interest to the Subject Group but not essential for the role. 

Ultimately, your valuable input will contribute to the University's objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed student learning based on industry awareness.

For a full role profile and list of duties, please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching specialisation/experience within the Hospitality or Tourism Management areas
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience to support and develop high quality teaching/learning and research projects
  • Research outputs in the areas of sustainability, technology, airline operations and/or data analytics (desirable only)
  • Commitment to supporting international and online delivery of curriculum

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as:

  • a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes 10 fixed bank holidays)
  • a generous pension scheme with an Employer contribution of 23%
  • nationally agreed pay increases each year
  • flexible working options
  • professional learning and development opportunities

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Are you a new academic with less than 2 years’ experience?

The University is passionate about supporting the development of our academic community, so if you are someone who is new to academia or have less than 2 years’ experience you may be eligible to join our 2-year Early Career Academic Development Programme (ECA Development Programme).

Our ECA Development Programme has been created to support all new lecturers build the knowledge and experience to advance their career as an academic, through a structured development plan which will be in place when you join the University. You can find full details of the programme here.

Additional information:

Salary: £42,155 - £51,805 per annum (Grade 6)

Closing date: 23rd April 2023 @ 11:59pm

Interviews: Week commencing 8th May 2023

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. Please see here for more information.