Hours, duties and responsibilities - Associate Lecturers

Associate Lecturer duties/role profile

The role of the AL is a ‘defined’ role that predominately involves teaching-related activity. The normal range of duties undertaken by an AL will include all or some of the following:

  1. To lead lectures and/or seminars across a range of undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes.
  2. To provide support to module leaders, for example assisting with the preparation of teaching and assessment materials, as directed by the module leader.
  3. To supervise dissertations.
  4. Where appropriate, to supervise practical and specialist skills based work (e.g. laboratory science practicals or studio work).
  5. To mark and assess students’ work.
  6. To supervise examinations.
  7. To act as a first point of contact in providing pastoral support and guidance to students within tutorial provision and to refer students on to their Academic Adviser as appropriate.
  8. To participate in administrative processes to ensure compliance with institutional procedures.
  9. To plan/prepare student experience activities, e.g. field trips, exhibitions, etc.
  10. To supervise and undertake student placement visits as required.
  11. To attend programme meetings as required (normally a maximum of two per semester, approximately 2 x 2hrs), and to contribute collaboratively to curriculum development as appropriate.
  12. To participate in performance evaluation and review processes as appropriate.

These duties fall within the agreed role profile for ALs.

Hours of work

The hours of work are as detailed on the schedule provided by the Faculty/Directorate.

Examination regulations

Associate paid lecturers are expected to be familiar with the examination regulations applicable to their students. Information about examinations will be given at appropriate times.