12-month Fixed Term Position (Renewable) to teach on its MBA, MA Leadership and Management and BBA Programmes

Company:University of Gibraltar

Location:Gibraltar / Europa Point Campus

Discipline:Leadership and Management

Employment Type:Full-time 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Posted:2021-03-18

University of Gibraltar Business School

The University of Gibraltar invites applications for a 12 month fixed term position (renewable) to teach on its MBA, MA Leadership and Management and BBA programmes during the academic year 2021/22. The position would ideally suit those seeking to apply their experience in a new setting.

Applicants are expected to hold a relevant PhD degree, or equivalent, and typically, will have a minimum two years’ teaching experience in Higher Education (including experience within the United Kingdom) and some relevant industry experience. Previous overseas work experience is also desirable.

We are looking for a candidate who is able to teach a variety of modules including management, leadership and marketing subjects.

Further details of subjects taught can be found on the following webpages:

In order to be considered, please submit a curriculum vitae and covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria specified in the position description before 30th April 2021 to vacancy@unigib.edu.gi.

Further information regarding the position can be found by downloading the position description available on our website. If you have any further queries regarding the position, please contact Áine Panter on aine.panter@unigib.edu.gi.

To find out more about the University, please visit: https://www.unigib.edu.gi/vacancies/

Remuneration £29,521 - £38,699 (University of Gibraltar Grade F2)
Other Benefits None
Probation Period 12 months
Base Location Europa Point Campus
Contract Full- time 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Hours 37 hours per week (annualised at 1,924 per year) to be worked inline with University Workload Planning policy
Annual Leave 25days plus public holidays and University closure days
Responsible to Head of School (Business)

GENERAL

The University of Gibraltar is a not-for-profit independent tertiary institution established in Gibraltar under the University of Gibraltar Act 2015. Its principal mission is to respond to current societal needs as well as to shape personal and professional futures through the pursuit of education, training, and research. The University is committed to innovative partnerships with business, government, charitable foundations, healthcare and educational institutions. It is a regionally facing institution that seeks to be globally engaged and recognised.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The School of Business aims to prepare graduates to meet today’s business challenges. It offers programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, all of which have been designed in collaboration with the University’s Business Key Advisory Group, high-profile academics and industry experts. In line with the University’s focus on participatory and active learning opportunities, class sizes are small and adopt a workshop style approach where students are encouraged to discuss, question and apply academic theory to live workplace issues.

JOB PURPOSE

To contribute to high quality teaching, research and academic management within the University. To maintain and develop learning, teaching and research / professional practice activities that enhance the discipline and support an excellent student experience in line with the University strategy.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Learning and Teaching

  • Develop and engage in high-quality learning, teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This may, at times, include using online and blended approaches to learning.
  • Develop a teaching portfolio that reflects best practice and is regularly reviewed and refined through self-reflection, peer-support, student feedback, professional development and scholarly activity.
  • Teach as a member of the School team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures and using online / digital technologies (e.g. Canvas) where appropriate.
  • Identify the learning and development needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives, methods and resources to meet their needs.
  • Develop the skills of students, applying appropriate approaches to teaching, enabling them to challenge thinking, foster debate and develop their ability to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
  • Supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist them with learning problems – this includes supervision of field trips and placements / dissertation projects where appropriate.
  • Select appropriate assessment instruments and criteria, assess the work and progress of students by reference to the criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Develop the capability to supervise postgraduate research students and participate in professional development activities that further enhance research and supervisory skills.

Administration, Support and Management

  • Contribute to the development of the subject discipline within the University through engagement in curriculum review activity including developing learning and teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance from the Head of School / Programme Coordinator.
  • Act as a ‘module leader’ where required and manage personal administrative tasks including contributing to the planning of taught programmes.
  • Ensure that relevant University academic regulations, quality codes, processes and procedures as described in the University Quality Handbook are implemented effectively.
  • Contribute to the School and University community through internal and external engagement activities (e.g. School administration, open days, outreach, committee membership, peer support, knowledge exchange, and public engagement).
  • Provide pastoral support for students where appropriate; using listening, interpersonal and empathy to deal with sensitive issues concerning students and provide support.
  • Participate in internal and external networks and events in order to maintain and enhance professional standing in your field as well as promoting, and enhancing the reputation of, the University.
  • Supervise postgraduate students, researchers or other grant-funded staff if required.
  • Mentor colleagues with less experience and support and inform Programme Coordinator or Head of School regarding any suggested personal development.

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Engage in research and/or professional practice that contributes to the University’s growing research culture and research direction, including the production of peer-reviewed publications, presenting at conferences, authoring books and other forms of output as agreed with the Head of School.
  • Contribute to writing proposals for external funding for research and/or reach-out activities and contribute to the subsequent delivery of projects that are funded, as agreed with the Head of School.
  • Continually update knowledge and understanding at the forefront of the academic discipline and, if appropriate, also at the forefront of the relevant area of professional practice.
  • Translate knowledge of advances in the subject area or professional practice into the academic programme.
  • Engage in approved collaborative partnerships and contribute to the University’s work in influencing leading edge practice, as agreed with the Head of School.

Other

  • Actively promote the mission and values of the University.
  • Act ethically and uphold University’s sustainability commitment at all times.
  • Work within the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 1999; fulfilling the legal duty to take responsible care for own health and safety and others who may be affected by their actions.
  • Support the University’s major events such as Foundation Day, Beacon Lectures, open days, applicant days, interviews, clearing and other key events.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of professional performance are maintained.
  • Promote equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion in the work of the University.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and statutory codes of practice, as advised.
  • Participate in the University’s performance review and appraisal processes.
  • Ensure all University policies are implemented within the remit of this post.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required.

This position description is a guide to the work the postholder will initially be required to undertake. It may be amended from time to time to meet changing circumstances by mutual agreement. It is expected the job description will be regularly reviewed by the postholder and line-manager. These discussions will normally take place during the annual Staff Performance and Development Review (SPDR).

Although the base location is as shown, the role holder may be required to work on any university site or associate campus.

A summary of the essential and desirable attributes appears below and forms part of this position description.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications and/or Professional Development

Essential

  • A PhD (or recognised equivalent) in relevant subject area or a good Master's degree in with significant (relevant) industry experience.
  • Professionally recognised teaching qualification, or willingness to work towards one within 12-months.
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

Desirable

  • Record in producing 2* research of a quality that is recognised internationally in originality, significance and rigour.
  • Professional membership of relevant organisation / professional accreditation.

Previous Experience

Essential

  • Teaching and learning within a Higher Education environment.
  • Meeting the needs of students from a diverse range of backgrounds including cultural, class and ethnicity.
  • Sufficient relevant/current industry experience to support application of academic content to practice with credibility.

Desirable

  • Course leadership or management in Higher Education.
  • Management experience in

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent knowledge of breadth and depth of subject in order to deliver academic content with credibility.
  • Excellent, and up to date, knowledge of current disciplinary methodologies within subject.
  • Able to use a range of pedagogic techniques, including the use of technology, to enthuse and engage students with diverse learning styles.
  • Able to foster critical thinking, curiosity, debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
  • Able to evaluate learning methods / outcomes and adapt based on student and peer feedback.
  • Able to contribute to the research activity of the University through participation in independent and collaborative research projects.
  • Outstanding organisational skills and able to manage multiple priorities, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Able to communicate clearly and confidently using a range of channels.
  • Strong IT skills including using Microsoft Office, and digital technologies / learning platforms.
  • Able to work effectively in a team, but also able to take initiative, exercising due tact and judgement.

Desirable

  • Able to generate income through external funding bids and collaborative activity.
  • Strong liaison and networking skills with the ability to foster relationships and partnerships that extend and develop the reputation of the University.
  • Able to develop programme outreach events and services, including online presence for awareness-raising, marketing and portfolio purposes.
  • Able to respond positively to challenging situations and solve problems quickly and creatively.

Values and Principles

Essential

  • Commitment to the University’s values.
  • Strong commitment to, and understanding of, the principles of equality, diversity & inclusion.
  • Commitment to high-quality learning and teaching and the student experience.
  • Culturally nimble and able to interact in a work environment in both very formal and very informal contexts.

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