The full role profile for an Associate Lecture predominantly involves teaching-related activity.
The normal range of duties undertaken by an AL will include some or all of the following:
- To lead lectures and/or seminars across a range of undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes.
- To provide support to module leaders, for example assisting with the preparation of teaching and assessment materials, as directed by the module leader.
- To supervise dissertations.
- Where appropriate, to supervise practical and specialist skills-based work (e.g. laboratory science practicals or studio work).
- To mark and assess students’ work.
- To supervise examinations.
- 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.
- To participate in administrative processes to ensure compliance with institutional procedures.
- To plan/prepare student experience activities, e.g. field trips, exhibitions, etc.
- To supervise and undertake student placement visits as required.
- To attend programme meetings as required (normally a maximum of two per semester, approximately 2 x 2 hours) and to contribute collaboratively to curriculum development as appropriate. ALs will be paid for attendance at such meetings at the Basic Rate.
- To participate in performance evaluation and review processes as appropriate.
ALs are not be expected to be involved in any of the following activities:
- Module leadership
- Academic Adviser
- Research and knowledge exchange
While Associate Lecturers are not normally be expected to act as Module Leads, exceptionally, with the approval of the Dean and Head of Department, an AL may be asked to carry out some or all of the duties of a Module Lead. Where this is the case, the AL will be paid at the Basic Rate for the work involved.