Senior Lecturer in Management - Hospitality

Birmingham, UK
£46,376 to £50,408 per annum
Jun 29, 2020
Jul 28, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the Business School is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments. To support this programme, the Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer in Management, specialising in Hospitality, to join our growing team.

You will build on our success for student satisfaction, as well as our strong links with employers and professional bodies. You will have significant teaching experience having developed and delivered undergraduate and/or postgraduate modules. You will be joining a diverse team focused on delivering excellent student experience through research-informed teaching and you will have a Doctorate level qualification.

Area of Expertise

For this role, we are seeking applicants with teaching experience primarily in Hospitality Management, covering areas such as revenue management and rooms division management. Priority will be given to shortlisting candidates with these areas of expertise.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be:

  • Responsible for managing taught programmes, including oversight of day to day operational processes (e.g. timetabling, assessment, examination systems) and programme accreditation processes.
  • Teach a range of materials and develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Oversee the monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to personal tutors and students as appropriate
  • Undertake and contribute to research and research funding, conducting individual research or collaborating with others to produce high quality outputs with demonstrable impact, in particular influencing leading edge practice.
  • Provide academic leadership to those working within programme areas to ensure programmes are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans.
  • Contribute to the overall management of the School / Faculty in areas such as resource management, business and programme planning. Undertake line management responsibilities as required.
  • Be involved in School / Faculty level strategic planning and contribute to the University's strategic planning process.
  • Lead and develop internal and external networks, including international partnerships
  • Be responsible for administrative duties in areas such as admissions, examinations, assessment of progress and student attendance.

Skills and Experience

We would expect the post holder to have the following knowledge and skills:


  • Depth or breadth of specialist knowledge demonstrated by a doctorate level qualification, usually a PhD, in order to teach and support learning on academic modules within higher education.
  • In depth understanding of own specialism to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field with external recognition as a scholar and teacher.
  • Experience of teaching curriculum development and quality management and enhancement in an HE environment.
  • Experience of managing a team and/or functions in a busy environment with conflicting priorities.
  • Evidence of high quality publications in internationally recognised business and management journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A strategic thinker, able to demonstrate independent and self-managing work styles whilst able to plan and prioritise workload and that of others
  • Demonstrates strong student-centric approach to ways of working and commitment to high quality standards


  • Experience of grant capture and of managing research projects, teams, and preferably experience of acting as a principal investigator.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country's most employable graduates.

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and Integrity.

As part of your application, please attach your CV, Covering Letter and Highest Qualification. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Please note that the closing date for the above advert and for applications is 28 July 2020.