Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Ecology

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
£36,261 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent 01654705955 Tim Coleridge, Jane Fisher, Adrian Watson

Reference: SLSE240719

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 1st July 2019  

Responsible to the Programme Leaders and Head of School. To provide module delivery, ensuring that academic quality, aims and outcomes in relation to modules are met.

Overview of main responsibilities includes the following: -

  • To lead the academic and administrative aspects of the module(s) including assessment, with the resources available as agreed with the Programme Leader;
  • To develop and update existing modules as required and develop appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies, using a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Contribute towards programme development associated with the modules in consultation with the Programme Leader and Head of School;
  • Arrange for the delivery of lectures, workshops, seminars, presentations and other relevant activities within modules;
  • To monitor the outcomes of modules as required by the Programme Leader;
  • Proactively interact with students and staff to offer, or facilitate, appropriate guidance and ensure deadlines are met;
  • Contribute teaching and academic expertise to other aspects of CAT’s activities, including short courses and university visits and other areas where required.
  • To ensure that high academic standards are maintained, ensuring that module academic staff deliver to the required standards;
  • Tackle and resolve issues affecting the quality of delivery within scope of own level of responsibility, referring more serious matters to others as appropriate;
  • To carry out research, scholarly and development activity in agreement with the Programme Leader;
  • Resolve problems affecting the quality of module delivery and student progress, referring more serious matters to others as appropriate.

General including leading modules

  • Communicate effectively with staff and students associated with modules;
  • In collaboration with the Programme Leader, manage the resources required to run modules;
  • To work with other academic and administrative staff to ensure effective module delivery and student support;
  • Conduct risk assessments and take responsibility for the health and safety of others;
  • Ensure that all students and supervisors are aware of and follow University regulations and procedures applicable to each module;
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the implementation of assessment procedures;
  • Contribute to the accreditation of courses and quality control processes;
  • Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area, using listening, interpersonal and pastoral skills to deal with sensitive issues concerning students and provide or refer for support where needed;
  • Ensuring that the appropriate actions and regulations are followed in cases of suspected academic misconduct;
  • Liaise with student support staff in relation to record keeping;
  • Other teaching, administrative and related duties as required by the Programme Leader or Head of School.


  • Delivery of lectures, workshops, seminars, presentations, tutorials and other relevant teaching activities within the module as agreed with Programme Leader;
  • Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and appropriate external activities;
  • Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and materials;
  • Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods;
  • Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity;
  • Undertake student supervision and assessment;
  • Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding as well as to peers, using high level skills and a range of media;
  • Respond constructively to student feedback;

Staff management and development

  • Mentor colleagues with less experience and advise on personal development;
  • Depending on the area of work, there may be an expectation to supervise the work of others;
  • Co-ordinate the work of others to ensure modules are delivered to the standards required.

The duties and responsibilities will be broadly in line with the JNCHES HERA Level 3.

Level 3 responsibilities build on the level of demand in Level 2.


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