Principal Lecturer in Hospitality and Event Management

London (GB)
£40,705 - £44,889 per annum
19 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Lecturer in Hospitality and Event Management
Coventry University London
£40,705 - £44,889 per annum plus benefits
Ref: CULC000216

This is an exciting time to join Coventry University London which is a teaching and learning-led as well as research informed institution, with strong links to the industry.  Coventry University London is a part of the Coventry University Group and was founded in October 2010. Our dynamic, industry-relevant degree programmes designed to equip students with the knowledge and key skills required to operate successfully in a global business environment. 

Coventry University was ranked 12th in the Guardian University Guide 2018, after being named “University of the Year” in the 2015 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards and UK’s top new University at the Guardian and the Complete University Guide’s 2018 ranking. It has also achieved a Teaching Excellence framework Gold rating for teaching excellence. Coventry University is focused on growing its excellence in teaching as well as developing its reach across the UK and internationally.

The Department of Marketing, Fashion, Tourism and Hospitality at Coventry University London offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses including BA (Hons) and MSc International Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

We are seeking to appoint a Principal Lecturer to lead the academic team and the development of Hospitality and Event Management subject area.  The post holder will contribute to delivering the Institution’s mission which is to prepare career-ready, global enterprising graduates by providing a real business and professional experience that is tailored to individual talents and future career ambitions.

You will have extensive, demonstrable experience of curriculum design and facilitation of student learning with state-of-the-art learning methods, research informed teaching, quality resource material and networking with employers and professional bodies such as the Institute of Hospitality, the Institute of Travel & Tourism, the CIM and CMI.  You will be expected to demonstrate excellence in mentoring staff, teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and be qualified to a Doctorate level OR hold Master’s degree supported by significant relevant industry experience and professional network. 

As well as having excellent academic qualifications and research experience (or demonstrable potential), you will need a track record of success in academic leadership; be able to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement.  A desire to contribute positively to the reputation of Coventry University London and the futures of our students by preparing them for successful careers in Hospitality and Events is essential. 

As a Principal Lecturer, you will lead the team of academics in the design, promotion, and delivery of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level ensuring that student satisfaction continuously improves.  Curriculum subject areas include: 

  • Strategic Management and / or Finance applied to Hospitality and Events
  • Operations Management  and / or Marketing for Hospitality
  • Events and Project management

Coventry University London is based in the heart of the City of London with easy transport links through London Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations. 

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Hanna Yakavenka, The Head of Department of Marketing, Fashion, Hospitality and Tourism, by email at 

Closing date for applications:  26/03/2018
Interview date:  18/04/2018

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