1 JOB DESCRIPTION 1. JOB TITLE: Lecturer in Human Resource Management 2. REFERENCE NUMBER: HRMS/ ROLE CODE: FINLEC 4. DEPARTMENT: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Tourism and Events Management - Chester Business School 5. ORGANISATION CHART: Head of Department Lecturer 6. JOB PURPOSE: To provide a supportive learning environment for students to develop graduate level and subject specific skills. To participate in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. To develop and implement teaching and learning initiatives. 7. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Faculty is at an exciting stage of growth as it positions itself to meet increasing demand for quality Management and Business education regionally, nationally and internationally. The Faculty has a growing reputation for its work at under graduate, post graduate and work based learning. This is a major opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the development of the Faculty as it embarks upon a major growth period to meet national and international need. 8. WORK PERFORMED AND/OR KEY RESULT AREAS: 8.1 Main Responsibilities Contribute to the development of the curriculum and delivery of human resource management and organisational behaviour modules. Lecture on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes Supervise dissertations to undergraduate honours degree level and masters degree level Contribute to course developments at undergraduate and masters degree level, and for professional qualifications more broadly within the school Contribute to the development of the schools research and development initiatives, including consultancy. Share in the administrative responsibilities of the department.
2 8.2 Communicating Effectively To facilitate students learning through lectures, tutorials and seminars at undergraduate, levels, contributing to post graduate and masters levels as required. To produce and deliver high quality teaching and learning material to support and develop student learning at undergraduate level and at postgraduate level, as required. To write and publish research papers on occasion. To contribute to the writing of course validation documents as required. 8.3 Leadership and Working Collaboratively To act as module leader as required. To collaborate with academic colleagues on course development and curriculum changes. 8.4 Liaison and Networking To build internal contacts & participate in internal networks for the exchange of information & to form relationships for future collaboration. Links with external networks, other universities and professionals related to the work of the department. To be an active member of relevant departmental committees. Contribute to departmental and faculty research activity. Field visits that enhance learning and teaching are encouraged. The department has representatives on a number of university committees and involvement with the processes of validation and audit are encouraged as contributing to professional development. 8.5 Delivering a High Quality Standard of Service To enhance the quality of taught and research programmes at under-graduate and/or postgraduate levels. To seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing peer observation feedback, student feedback, and external examiner feedback to maintain high quality learning and teaching. 8.6 Effective Decision Making In the context of the role-holder s teaching duties, to make independent decisions on the content of individual learning activities and marking for student assessment purposes, and to provide advice to colleagues on such matters. To sit on student selection panels as required. To devise new programmes of study to sustain recruitment and retention of overseas students. To make collaborative decisions with programme teams on the international business content of taught and research programmes at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. To provide advice on issues to other members of the department to influence operational decisions within the immediate work area. To deal with problems, e.g. students failure to submit coursework, academic malpractice, or to respond to needs created by learning difficulties. As PAT, refer students to specific sources of support as and when necessary.
3 8.7 Planning and Organising Self and Others To act as module leader as required. To contribute to programme organisation. To plan and manage own teaching and tutorials as directed by their individual timetable which is determined by the needs of the department. 8.8 Innovation and Improvement (Effective Problem Solving) To deal with problems e.g. students academic progress and personal issues (e.g. responding to needs of students with learning difficulties through referral to the appropriate support departments within the University). Continue to develop the student experience for national and international students. Support the senior management team in developing strategies and plans for growth in national and international markets. 8.9 Analysis and Research To research teaching materials and to identify and utilise current best practice in the relevant subject area. To conduct subject specific research and scholarship as appropriate. To have an active involvement in research. From time to time involve themselves in the analysis of statistics, student satisfaction surveys etc. as and when required for audit or planning purposes Sensory and Physical Demands Standard office environment and equipment reflecting the needs of classroom, laboratory, studio, field and placement activities as appropriate Work Environment To be responsible for the health and safety of students in their immediate working environment, reporting any health and safety concerns to the Head of Department. Deliver lectures and seminars in lecture theatres and seminar rooms which include audio visual equipment. Office space is provided to support teaching, pastoral care of students and peer meetings with colleagues Pastoral Care and Welfare To deal with sensitive issues concerning students and provide support. To act as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) Team Development To undertake peer mentoring and review of colleagues as required Teaching and Learning Support To design inductions to modules and programmes for students, adapting delivery to suit learners needs To design and deliver one off lectures or workshops as required, providing feedback on performance To develop and design course content and materials, ensuring compliance with the quality standards and regulations of the University and department.
4 Develop and research own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance and ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet defined learning objectives. To conduct seminars and tutorials, introducing new methods of delivery where required. To assess students overall performance, through setting/ marking programme work, practical sessions, supervisions, fieldwork and examinations, providing appropriate feedback to students. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking. To supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems Knowledge and Experience Qualifications Please see Person Specification Experience Please see Person Specification Skills/Attributes Please see Person Specification 8.16 General Enthusiasm and a desire to succeed. Passion for Human Resource Management. Flexibility. To undertake any other duties commensurate with your grade, and/or hours of work, as may reasonably be required of you. To take responsibility for upholding and complying with the University s Equality and Diversity policies and for behaving in ways that is consistent with fair and equal treatment for all. To comply with all University Health and Safety policies.
5 PERSON SPECIFICATION Job Title: Lecturer PERSON SPECIFICATION Department: Marketing, Human Resource Management, Tourism and Events Management Criteria Qualifications: Good undergraduate degree in relevant subject Masters level qualification Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. CIPD) or willingness to obtain within an agreed timeframe Formal teaching qualification (Bed; PGCE; C&G) Membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. HEA) PhD or willingness to achieve this within an agreed timescale Proven Experience: Must have suitable expertise to deliver lectures in Human Resources Management Undergraduate teaching experience Commercial/industrial experience Proven and sustained track record of contribution to the development of policy and practice in teaching and learning support. Research experience and publications Curriculum development, programme management or allied experience. An ability to keep abreast of, and lead developments in teaching and scholarship specific to Human Resources Management, demonstrated through e.g. attendance at conferences, external contacts and, where appropriate, publication of research. / Method of identification / Presentation / Presentation
6 Delivering academic and service excellence: An ability to support students both academically and pastorally Managing self and inspiring others: Excellent organisational and administrative skills Excellent IT skills Working together: An ability to lead and/or work as part of a team Organisational and stakeholder awareness: Ability to solve standard problems in accordance with procedures. Requirements are those, without which, a candidate would not be able to do the job. Applicants who have not clearly demonstrated in their application that they possess the essential requirements will normally be rejected at the shortlisting stage. Requirements are those that would be useful for the post holder to possess and will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements. Method of identification is where the selection panel will match the candidate s skills and abilities to the required criteria outlined (i.e. application form, interview, test).
7 UNIVERSITY OF CHESTER CHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND EVENTS MANAGEMENT SALARY SCALE TSR 3, points 31 34, 31,644-34,565 per annum. LECTURER IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT Permanent contracts will be offered to those candidates who possess both a higher degree and a postgraduate HE teaching qualification/fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. A successful candidate who lacks either will be offered a fixed term contract, pending fulfilment of these conditions. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT It is a requirement of this post that within 12 months of appointment, the post-holder should live within a 30 mile radius or within a one hour travelling time by public transport from the University. HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT 35 days per annum (pro-rata during the commencement and cessation years). Two extra statutory days during the Christmas period. MEDICAL EXAMINATION The successful candidate will be required to complete an Occupational Health Questionnaire and will also be required to undergo a medical examination. ESSENTIAL CERTIFICATES Short-listed candidates will be asked to bring to interview, proof of qualification as outlined on the Job Description and Person Specification provided. Upon appointment, copies of essential certificates will be required by HRM Services. DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE CHECKS The successful applicant will have to undergo a DBS check before an appointment can be made. PENSION SCHEME All academic staff will be enrolled in the Teachers Pension Scheme from their first day of employment, in accordance with the scheme rules. If staff do not wish to remain a member of the scheme, they will be entitled to opt out after enrolment. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The University has a policy of equal opportunity aimed at treating all applicants for employment fairly. SMOKING POLICY The University operates a No-Smoking policy. PROBATIONARY PERIOD A nine months' probationary period applies to all Academic posts. CLOSING DATE Candidates may download further details and complete an online application via our website quoting reference number HRMS/ The closing date is 5 th May 2014.
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