Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Disaster Management & Tourism

Bournemouth, Dorset
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer (Academic) in Disaster Management & Tourism
Ref: FMG89

Starting salary for Senior Lecturer (Academic) from £39,324 - £46,924 per annum with further progression opportunities to £51,260

Starting salary for Lecturer (Academic) from £32,958 - £38,183 per annum with further progression opportunities to £41,709

At Bournemouth University our vision is to create the most stimulating, challenging and rewarding university experience in a world-class learning community by sharing our unique fusion of excellent education, research and professional practice and inspiring our students, graduates and staff to enrich the world.

We were the first university to be commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of student learning opportunities and in 2012 we won the Queens Anniversary Award for Higher Education. We are currently changing the face of the university through our new, transformational estates programme with a stunning series of iconic new buildings, and we are continuing to invest further in our intellectual capital by seeking to appoint high calibre teams and individuals to our award-winning Faculties.

Within the Faculty of Management, the Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) is signalling further investment and growth that builds upon Bournemouth’s existing reputation for international excellence for combining research, professional practice and teaching. The BUDMC is entering the next exciting phase in development, having already seen major expansion in its research and professional practice capacity with the recruitment of a new Professor, and Research Fellow, and a notable increase in PhD, post-doc and visiting researchers at the Centre since 2015.

As the Senior Lecturer (Academic) or Lecturer (Academic) in Disaster Management &Tourism, you will be committed to excellence in professional practice, research and teaching and contribute to the international activities of the Centre. Enthusiastic about innovative, interactive pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, across the range of postgraduate and especially continuous professional development (CPD) education programmes, including the MSc in Disaster Management. You will also make a significant contribution to professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations at regional, national and international levels.

You will be expected to strengthen the Disaster Management Centre’s position as an emerging, high-level research centre, not only in joining an active and productive group of scholars working in crisis/disaster management, but also extending interdisciplinary understandings with associated areas such as preferably travel and tourism crisis management and/or, risk politics and governance, business resilience and events management. You will also engage in attracting external grant funding, and contribute to knowledge transfer, continuous professional development, consultancy and other forms of external engagement and professional practice, as appropriate.

We welcome expertise in any relevant areas and from relevant disciplinary backgrounds, including business/management, risk/resilience, social sciences, such as politics/international relations/geography and travel and tourism/hospitality/events management. It would be an advantage if you can demonstrate an affinity between your own research programme in disaster management and aspirations towards interdisciplinary research.

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.
For an informal discussion please contact the Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management, Professor Lee Miles at:

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please telephone 01202 961130 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the appropriate reference.

Closing date: (Midnight) Wednesday 5 April 2017