Senior Lecturer Pilot Programmes

Buckinghamshire New University

United Kingdom

November 7, 2021

Description

Senior Lecturer Pilot Programmes

Lecturers in Pilot Programmes/Aviation and Tourism Management (3 posts)

2 x Lecturers (£34,304 - £38,587)

1 x Senior Lecturer (£39,739 - £50,296)

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching.

The School of Aviation and Security has been delivering Aviation Management programmes for 20 years and we are looking for two new academic lecturers to join our team. The post holders will be specialists in Aviation and/or tourism management who will have gained valuable sector experience in the specialism and will have the appropriate academic qualifications. You will lead elements of our undergraduate programme and provide specialist input into other programmes at postgraduate and undergraduate level. You will need to be prepared to travel both within the UK and overseas in connection with the School's course delivery, partnership programmes and business development activity.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University's values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with expertise in training pilot programmes, aviation management or tourism management. However, we are keen to talk to applicants who feel they have the skills and capabilities to build on key relationships, understand aviation regulations and can bring new ideas to the team. For the Senior Lecturer role in addition we would expect experience in training, either through industry or HE, and with relevant qualifications.

What you can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including: training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, discounted gym membership and a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

For further information about this role please contact Gail Rowntree (gail.rowntree@bucks.ac.uk)

All applications are to be made in full and online. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore any uploaded CV's or supporting documents must not include your name and personal details.

Closing Date: 7 November 2021

Interview Date: TBC

At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity are at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

Location

High Wycombe

Contract Type

Permanent

Salary Range

£39,739 - £50,296

Hours per week

37

Closing Date

07/11/2021

Ref No

506

Job Description

Job Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Pilot Programmes

Faculty/Directorate: School of Aviation and Security

Grade: H

Location: High Wycombe

Hours: Full Time

Responsible to: Head of School

Job Purpose:

The design and delivery of aviation and pilot specific programmes and courses. To teach on modules and programmes related to these specific areas. To manage and support student pilots throughout their degree programme and to carry out research and other scholarly activities.

Main Duties & Responsibilities of the role:

To be responsible for the School of Aviation and Security undergraduate pilot degrees, their continued excellence and further development including:

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day running of modules
  • Liaising with academic and administrative staff
  • Planning workshops/teaching
  • Ensuring the timely availability of study material for students
  • Dealing with general academic queries
  • Updating of course material in liaison with other academic staff
  • Responsible for student support
  • Marketing of the course
  • Quality assurance, including marking, moderation and liaising with External Examiner
  • Programme Leader
  • To develop and deliver wider programmes at all levels in response to market demand in the UK and overseas.

    Identifying business partners to support the curriculum, maintaining currency for the students and promoting and developing employability routes.

    To undertake research or scholarly activity to support personal development and maintain currency in the subject and identify funding streams to increase department income.

    To represent these programmes at meetings and conferences as required.

    To undertake other duties as they arise which are commensurate with the role and as agreed with the Head of School.

    To develop and demonstrate commitment to the University's Strategy, policies and procedures.

    To work effectively with others and contribute to the achievement of team objectives.

    Engage with business and professional networks to promote teaching and learning and research in a professional context

    Contribute to open days, school and college links and promotional work of the School in the UK and overseas.

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    E – Essential D = Desirable A = Application T = Test I = Interview

    Education, Qualifications & Training

    E / D

    Means of Testing

    First degree in a relevant field and Professional Certificates in relevant subjects

    E

    A

    Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field

    E

    A

    Evidence of recent scholarship and/or continuing professional development relevant to the post

    E

    A

    Fellow of the HEA or commitment to work towards achieving HEA Fellow accreditation

    E

    A/I

    Recognised HE teaching qualification or commitment to undertake one

    MG1

    E

    A/I

    PhD level qualification in relevant field

    D

    A

    Knowledge & Experience

    E / D

    Experienced airline pilotMG2

    E

    A/I

    People management experience and proven leadership skills

    E

    A/I

    Relevant teaching experience in the UK or European HEI sectorMG3

    D

    A

    Course and module development and management responsibility in higher education to include quality assurance

    D

    A/I

    Proven experience of working effectively within teams

    E

    A/I

    Ability to or experience of conducting MG4 research focussed on publishable outcomes or to develop high quality knowledge exchange projects

    D

    A/I

    Skills

    E / D

    Ability to design and deliver innovative, high quality, and challenging learning experiences

    E

    I/T

    Excellent team working and leadership skills and the ability to motivate others

    E

    I/T

    Excellent planning and organisational skills

    E

    I/T

    Excellent communication skills excellent including presentation skills

    E

    I/T

    Efficient word, excel and power point skills

    E

    I/T

    Special Requirements

    E / D

    Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends if reasonably required.

    Willingness and commitment to travel within the UK and internationally for teaching requirements which may require being away from home/University and working evenings and weekends.

    E

    A/I

    Clean driving licence

    E

    A

    ROLE COMPETENCIES

    STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

    Agreeing & Delivering Student Expectations

    Level 3 Indicators

  • · Sets quality standards for own area
  • · Monitors and maintains standards and policies
  • · Encourages others to find new ways of improving performance
  • · Deals with complex welfare issues where appropriate
  • · Uses professionals from other departments or agencies where appropriate to ensure effectiveness of support
  • Presenting & Communicating

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Conveys complex information to non-specialists
  • Uses probing questions to ensure full understandingMG5
  • Shows confidence in speaking publicly
  • Presents in an engaging manner and with authority
  • Adapting & Coping

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Actively embraces change and enthusiastically supports initiatives
  • Revises own views when presented with new information
  • Keeps difficulties in perspective and maintains optimism in the face of challenges
  • Remains focused and productive under pressure
  • Teaching & Learning

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Delivers a series of lectures/workshops to substantively enhance the student experience
  • Develops on-going relationships with students/delegates to achieve learning outcomes
  • PARTNERS / OUTWARD FACING

    Analysing & Researching

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Determines how investigations are to be conducted
  • Analyses and interprets results
  • Probes assumptions to establish the facts
  • Pinpoints key information from a large amount of information and draws well-reasoned conclusions
  • PEOPLE / RELATIONSHIPS

    Applying Expertise / Scholarly Activity

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Acquires knowledge of professional or technical practice and keep up to date
  • Participates in continual professional development
  • Contributes to internal development and external conferences through research, scholarship and knowledge transfer
  • Adhering to Bucks Values

    Level 3 Indicators

  • Challenges inappropriate behaviours that breach the University values
  • Maintains high personal ethical standards in approach and decision making
  • Acts as a role model
  • Location

    High Wycombe

    Contract Type

    Permanent

    Salary Range

    £39,739 - £50,296

    Hours per week

    37

    Closing Date

    07/11/2021

    Ref No

    506

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