Vacancy Type/Job category
£42,149 - £50,296 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Permanent position, 36.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Can you inspire the next generation of programme and portfolio managers?
WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of
Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering,
manufacturing and technology. We have an exciting opportunity for someone to
develop their own professional profile and work as part of the existing
teaching team at WMG, contributing to the development of its teaching and
learning activities for postgraduate and post-qualification levels.
You will undertake teaching in the field of portfolio, programme and project
management. You will be involved in the design, organisation, delivery,
management and administration of teaching programmes, in addition to the
supervision of MSc and Doctoral students (dependent on your own level of
qualification) in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment. There will
be an occasional requirement to teach overseas.
Applicants with experience in practice are encouraged to apply.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional
profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development
of its teaching and learning activities. In return we will provide a great
range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday
plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide
range of products and services, and excellent learning and development
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We
currently hold the Athena SWAN Silver Award, and the University of Warwick
holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the
advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for
all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities
including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and
onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a
part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised
as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it
is not possible to do so.
Interview Date: TBC.
To undertake high quality teaching, provide academic leadership and supervise
modules in programme, portfolio and project management, and to develop and
enhance the reputation of teaching and learning in this area at WMG, both
internally and externally.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching and Learning Support
• To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and
deliver programme, portfolio and project management and risk management
education/ teaching across a range of modules.
• To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
• To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as appropriate.
• To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and
contribute to continuous improvement of programme, portfolio and project
management and risk management teaching and learning.
• To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and
• To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely and
worthwhile feedback to students.
• To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using the
• Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course,
module, programme, etc).
• To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to
engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
• To teach overseas at WMGs teaching centres, as required.
Research and Scholarship
• To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner
research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply
knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice
within the teaching team.
• Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
• To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of
• A PhD in the field (or related discipline) and/or Chartered Project
Professional (ChPP) status and Senior Fellowship Higher Education Academy
(SFHEA) is desirable, and support may be provided in attaining these.
Administration and Other Activities
• To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example
may contribute to student recruitment, facilitate outreach work and build
relationships for future activities.
• To act as a personal tutor and where necessary be responsible for the
pastoral care of students within a specified area.
• To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
• To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as
appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the
faculty and the University.
• To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-teaching
• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where
appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
• Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited degree.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Honours degree or equivalent (2.1 or above) in a relevant field. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 2
Masters qualification in a relevant field. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Significant proven experience in academic and/or industrial teaching in the
field of programme and project management. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 4
Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to
complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Proven experience in designing teaching materials. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Proven experience of project supervision and/ or mentoring of professional
staff. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of the learners and
familiarity with strategies to promote learning. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience or a willingness to use e-learning technologies to engage learners.
Essential Criteria 9
Understanding of diversity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching.
Essential Criteria 10
Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute
positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work
independently. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 11
Good interpersonal skills; the ability to relate well to colleagues and
different kinds of students. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 1
A relevant doctoral qualification. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Understanding of scholarly activity within programme and project management
and risk management education/ general education. (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience of teaching and learning administration. (a, c)
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive
to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the
UK's upcoming engineers and inventors.
Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students,
Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree.
Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but
internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research
excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards.
Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be
found via this link.
If you would like further information about the HEA accreditation or APPTE
requirements, these links should help.
HEA - https: // www. heacademy.ac.uk/individuals/fellowship
APPTE - https: // warwick.ac.uk/services/ldc/teachinglearning/app/te
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible
working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there
are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
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The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning
environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We
welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected
characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. To find out more about our
social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.
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applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick
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unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or
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