Higher Education Lecturer

Work activities vary according to individual areas of responsibility and research. Progression to managerial posts will also have an impact on work responsibilities.

Tasks typically involve:

  • developing and implementing new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research;
  • designing, preparing and developing teaching materials;
  • delivering lectures, seminars and tutorials;
  • assessing students’ coursework;
  • setting and marking examinations;
  • supporting students through a pastoral/advisory role;
  • undertaking personal research projects and actively contributing to the institution’s research profile;
  • writing up research and preparing it for publication;
  • supervising students’ research activities;
  • undertaking continuous professional development (CPD) and participating in staff training activities;
  • undertaking administrative tasks related to the department, such as student admissions, induction programmes and involvement in committees and boards;
  • managing and supervising staff – at a senior level this may include the role of head of department;
  • representing the institution at professional conferences and seminars, and contributing to these as necessary;
  • establishing collaborative links outside the university with industrial, commercial and public organisations.