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Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Location:  Birmingham, England
Salary:  £46,376 to £50,408 per annum
Closing Date:  Tuesday 07 April 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  022020-100

Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham, at the City Centre Campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment 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 the growth in our academic portfolio alongside our sustained advancement in research activity, the School continues to be ambitious in its strategic vision and seeks talented individuals to join our team.

THE JOB

We invite applications to join our team in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. The role will involve joining a team to deliver Quantity Surveying subjects across our Built Environment courses in the UK and our TransNational Education institutions. We are seeking particular expertise relating to Construction Law, Construction Technology, Measurement and / or Project Management. You will join a strong school wide team delivering successful, professionally accredited, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Built Environment utilising well-equipped purpose built facilities. We are a practice-based school, our undergraduate programmes are delivered using the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) framework, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. We work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary culture where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

We seek an individual capable of teaching and undertaking research aligned to the research activities of the school that cut across engineering and the built environment.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Providing an excellent student experience.
  • Acting in accord with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.
  • Use appropriate learning, teaching, support and assessment methods.
  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Setting and marking of assessments and providing constructive feedback and feedforward.
  • Management, administration and development of the course provision within the school.
  • Reflective practice as a method for improving performance.
  • Participate in outreach activities to aid in recruitment.
  • Pursuing research leading to high quality publications
  • Seeking external funding for research
  • Supervising higher degree students
  • Contributing to curriculum development.
  • Addressing the pastoral needs of students
  • Participating in academic-related administration.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Essential

  • Recent industry or equivalent academic experience
  • Subject expertise in the Quantity Surveying field
  • Applicants should have demonstrated excellent teaching in higher education or have presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting.
  • Strong technical background with knowledge of relevant industrial standards, technical and software requirements in the Quantity Surveying field. 
  • Ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Potential to develop and sustain externally funded research work
  • Ability to build collaborative internal and external relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of successfully working as part of a team.

Desirable

  • A good first degree and PhD in the subject field
  • Full membership of an appropriate professional body, RICS, CIOB etc
  • Experience of working on and leading TransNational Education
  • Experience of leading a Quantity Surveying programme
  • Potential or track record of publishing in high quality refereed journals
  • Have a strong record of research and research publications.
  • Track record of successful networking and community management.
  • Interest in cross disciplinary collaboration 
  • A proven record of attracting research funding and partnering across areas of practice

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.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Mark Shelbourn on +44 7599 500478.

To apply for this role, complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including names to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Closing date for advert and applications is 07 April 2020

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