Lecturer role profile (grade 9)


  • Communicates complex concepts and ideas to students at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
  • Communicates regularly with colleagues in peer communities within and outside the University on professional/specialist topics.
  • Communicates with academic and administrative colleagues within the University and externally on matters related to the educational process, relating both to student progress at Brookes and wider issues of pedagogy and higher education policy.
  • Contributes as part of the teaching team to the design and implementation of written course materials and guides.

Teamwork, motivation and managing people

  • Contributes to modular, field, and /or programme teams.
  • Develops productive and effective working relationships with academic and administrative colleagues.
  • Contributes collaboratively to projects at school, department or subject area level.
  • Contributes collaboratively as part of the teaching team to ensure that the planned quality of the teaching and learning experience is fully achieved.

Liaison and networking

  • Contributes to School structures which are responsible for quality assurance, policy development and/or implementation, and the student experience.
  • Participates in external bodies/organisations with the objective of maintaining and developing a productive involvement in the academic and /or professional field in which they are working.
  • Participates in external bodies/organisations in order to facilitate student recruitment, placement and employment.

Planning and organising resources

  • Manages resources for personal research and scholarship.
  • Input as part of the teaching team to budget management and other resource allocation issues related to teaching and research.

Teaching and learning support

  • Delivers teaching and learning activities at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, using appropriate materials and methods, devised and /or selected by the role holder.
  • Undertakes individual tutorial sessions, supervises projects and dissertations, manages external student activity which contributes to the student learning experience (e.g. Fieldwork trips and work placements).
  • Contributes to curriculum development and re-design, meeting appropriate QA standards and developments in the area/s concerned.
  • Contributes to the planning, design and development of teaching and learning objectives and materials.
  • Sets, marks and assesses course work and examination material, and participates in awarding processes at School and University level.

Research and scholarship

  • Engages in subject, professional and/or pedagogic research.
  • Reflects on practices and the development of personal learning and teaching skills
  • Contributes to the process of securing grants and/or other forms of research funding.
  • Disseminates research findings through publications (books, monographs, articles) and/or other appropriate methods.
  • Gives presentations, lectures, seminars (internal or external) based on personal scholarship and research; and/or exhibits work at appropriate events.

Pastoral care

  • Personal tutor responsibilities involving a wide range of student pastoral /welfare issues e.g. personal , health, academic, financial.
  • Knowledgeable about appropriate referral agencies.

Initiative, problem-solving and decision making

  • Contributes collaboratively with others in the teaching team to the continuous development of course content, structures and materials, making proposals to ensure that the School’s academic/student experience goals are delivered.
  • Contributes collaboratively to course accreditation and other quality control/assurance processes.
  • Deals appropriately with problems of student performance, progression and assessment (in conjunction with other colleagues).
  • Takes responsibility for the management of personal scholarship, research, and the dissemination of results and outputs.

Sensory, physical and emotional demands

  • Balances pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands.
  • Uses PC/laptop and other presentation/audio-visual equipment.

Work environment

  • Based in office, laboratory or teaching rooms.
  • Travel requirements away from the University may be required (e.g. fieldwork, research, placement supervision, school-based assessment, practice based assessment).

Knowledge and experience

  • Possesses sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge to be able to effectively work within and contribute to the established teaching programmes.
  • Capacity to use a range of delivery techniques that will engage students and provide an appropriate high level student learning experience.
  • Engaged in further professional development in relation to teaching, scholarship and the development of personal research skills and output.