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Lecturer in Enterprise

Requisition ID:  10921

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  24-Dec-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £31,406.00 - £49,553.00  per annum

Closing Date: 30 January 2022


The Role


Newcastle University is seeking a self-starter with experience and/or well-developed scholarship in the area of innovation and entrepreneurial development. You will be an inspiring and practical educator and pedagogical leader who can contribute to innovation in the Faculty’s priority areas (industry and society; bio-systems; future mobility; environmental sustainability and resilience; and future of energy). This teaching-focused role brings opportunities to work with stakeholders to develop an impact agenda that supports entrepreneurship and innovation within our Faculty curricula. You can expect to join a vibrant cross-Faculty team and network delivering entrepreneurial opportunities for students to turn ideas into reality.


At Newcastle University, we enable students to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide. Global and societal issues require innovation and evidence based awareness of problems in order to make progress in finding solutions. The Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering is a vibrant environment in which to find such changemakers. A practical experience of innovation and entrepreneurial development enables our graduates to identify, validate and develop novel opportunities and solutions within their future life. Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering subjects, their research environments, stakeholders and user networks provide an exciting platform from which to develop students with innovative and entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies.


It is essential that you have the ability to communicate with and teach diverse communities of learners, are a team player willing and able to contribute flexibly to meet the needs of the role. Critically, you will have a genuine interest in, and valuable previous experience or potential in, developing innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities for students. In summary, the right individual will be expected to draw upon their experience, knowledge and networks to stimulate entrepreneurial activity across the University.


We are committed to building and maintaining a fair and inclusive working environment. The opportunity combines the benefits of working within a global organisation, with the purpose of working as an intrapreneur.


The position is available from March 2022, is offered on a full-time, open contract basis and we would be happy to discuss arrangements for flexible and/or blended working. Interviews are expected to be held in February/March 2022.


To apply, please complete the online application form and attach your CV and a detailed covering letter. In your covering letter, please outline how you are either working towards, meet or exceed the essential requirements for the role holder as outlined below. Please explain fully how you are a suited to the role described below.

Please contact Dr Sara Marsham, Acting Dean of Education, with informal enquires sara.marsham@newcastle.ac.uk


Further information about the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering can be found at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/


We’re celebrating 150 years of Science, Agriculture and Engineering that made Newcastle University the institution it is today. Although a huge amount has changed over the last 150 years, one thing has stayed the same: our commitment to making a difference. We're educating the next generation of experts and tackling the biggest challenges facing our planet. Our innovative work has always focused on making a difference to people’s lives, and you can be part of it. 




Key Accountabilities


  • To take full responsibility as module leader for teaching specific courses as directed by the Dean of Education and relevant Heads of School. This will include preparation of all materials, delivery of lectures and tutorials, assessment of work submitted by students and provision of high quality feedback.
  • To contribute to the teaching and assessment of other modules as appropriate. This may include demonstration, lecturing and tutorial support, laboratory practicals, field classes, residentials and marking of assignments and examinations.
  • Develop and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks and assessments.
  • Contribute to scholarship and curriculum development to improve effectiveness and further enhance the student experience and sharing best practice in learning, teaching and student support and relevant topic.
  • To develop and supervise student research projects at Undergraduate or Masters Level.
  • Design and deliver opportunities within and alongside taught programmes for students to develop and consolidate key employability skills.
  • To contribute to a range of activities associated with supporting potential applicants from Widening Participation backgrounds to access, engage and progress within programmes across the Faculty.
  • To contribute to the Faculty’s recruitment and outreach activities.
  • Provide personal tutoring and mentoring for students, giving first line support. Refer students as appropriate to services providing further help.
  • Take responsibility for a defined management or administrative role, such as Degree Programme Director, Module Leader, Admissions Tutor or Senior Tutor as required by the Dean of Education.
  • Operate as an active citizen in the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering with involvement in education, engagement and place, and global activities where appropriate.
  • Evaluate own practice and undertake continuing professional development.


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    The ability to deliver taught materials associated with current global challenges (e.g. industry and society; bio-systems; future mobility; environmental sustainability and resilience; and future of energy);
•    Evidence of experience in curriculum development, enhanced / innovative teaching or assessment practices (Desirable for Grade F Lecturer, Essential for Grade Lecturer) ;
•    Experience of dealing with students from a wide range of backgrounds;
•    Experience or awareness of the characteristics of science/technology disciplines (Desirable) ;
•    Experience of contribution to strategic planning activity related to learning and teaching (Desirable).


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills;
•    Evidence of active citizenship;
•    Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility and sustainability;
•    Flexibility and adaptability to meet workload requirements;



•    PhD (or equivalent postgraduate professional qualification or experience) in an appropriate subject;
•    A good Honours degree in a relevant subject;
•    HE Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience) (Desirable);
•    Professional Body Membership as appropriate to the Subject area (Desirable).


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 10921