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Job Description - Senior Lecturer

Post of Senior Lecturer 

The University is rapidly developing and positioning its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future. All new academic staff appointed to the University as lecturers or senior lecturers must either already be research active at REF 3* or above or have the proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for the next REF. The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing this strong research profile.  

Key duties of the post of Senior Lecturer 

The academic Role Profile for Senior Lecturer gives further and precise guidance regarding the level and type of activity required at this grade at Hope.  Below is a broad indication of typical key duties. This job description is a guide to the work you will initially be required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances.  It does not form part of your Contract of Employment.

Research, including:

  • applications for personal research funding through grants, scholarship, etc.
  • leading funding application processes and managing research partnerships/consortia
  • dissemination of work in national, international and – wherever possible – high impact fora
  • participation in the university’s own research dissemination endeavours and the promotion of a research-active, scholarly community on campus 

Pedagogic work, including:

  • teaching/lecturing, tutorial and seminar work at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • setting and marking of examinations and other forms of assessment
  • supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students’ independent research projects
  • programme direction 

Curriculum development,including:

  • planning, development and evaluation of courses and course materials. 

Student support and Pastoral care

  • as appropriate to the mission of the University with particular focus on student achievement and retention. 

Staff development activities, including:

  • participation in annual staff performance review;
  • participation in the faculty peer monitoring activity; and
  • participation in other developmental activities, as arranged by the Head of Department or the Dean 

Team development, including:

  • working with others to advise and support new members of staff
  • participate in mentoring less experienced colleagues on their professional development 


  • strategic planning for the development of the subject area
  • responsibilities relating to promoting the Department, publicity, public relations, marketing, recruitment and admissions of students
  • responsibilities around quality control, including liaising with external examiners
  • serving on internal/external committees or other bodies.