Job Details

Lecturer in Intellectual Property

Reference Number
Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service
Job Family
Research And Teaching
Position Type
Full Time
Salary Range

Job Purpose

To undertake high-quality research in the area of Intellectual Property, actively contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to undertake administration as required by the Head of School. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in related subject areas and, where appropriate, to secure external funding required to support research.
2. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the subject area including establishing a track record of high quality publications.
3. Attendance and participation in appropriate research seminars/conferences relevant to research and teaching.
4. Responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate research students to ensure their effective development.
5. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities in accordance with School undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
6. Supervise individual student projects and assist with difficulties e.g. learning support/problems.
7. Contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research–led approach to student learning.
8. Assess (using a variety of methods and techniques) assignments and exam papers and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.
9. Engage in professional development as appropriate.
10. Undertake administrative activities as required by the Head of School.
11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World.
For appointment at grade 8:
12. Sustain internationally leading research activity in the subject area, including a track record of publications of international quality and funding required for this research, as appropriate.
13. Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in the relevant and related subject areas, in accordance with the School programme. 

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience in a similar or related role.
A2 Up to date knowledge of research within subject related area.
A3 Developing track record of published research compatible with enhancing the School’s submission to the REF and/or development and delivery of teaching.
A4 Developing international research profile.
For appointment at grade 8:
A5 Established international research profile in relevant area
A6 A track record of published research of international quality compatible with enhancing the School’s submission to the REF.
C1 Excellent communications skills both orally and written.
C2 Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team.
C3 Time management skills.
C4 Self motivated with the ability to work on own initiative.
E1 Relevant research experience.
E2 Teaching experience at undergraduate level.
For appointment at grade 8:
E3 Significant postdoctoral research experience in relevant area.
E4 Significant teaching experience at undergraduate level.
E5 Track record of securing research funding and leading research programmes and projects. 

Job Features

Deliver teaching for undergraduate/postgraduate courses.
Supervise individual undergraduate and taught postgraduate dissertations.
In conjunction with experienced colleagues undertake PhD supervision.
Undertake appropriate disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
Assume responsibility for appropriate administrative duties as required by Head of School.

Planning and Organising
Reactive – Daily queries from School staff/students.
Weekly/monthly – preparation of materials for lectures and seminars, planning research work.
Monthly/annually – research planning; reflection on teaching; planning for administrative functions.
Decision Making
Prioritise own work.
Research design.
Decide on choice of outlets for publication of research and conferences to attend. 
Content of course(s).
Internal/External Relationships
Head of School/Head of Subject for exchanging information, research strategy, learning and teaching strategy, administrative responsibilities.
Teaching programme co-ordinator for delivery of teaching and development of the programmes.
Attend and be proactive in the CREATe research centre and engage with relevant research clusters in the School, College and University.
Staff/Research students to advise and motivate.
U/G students for teaching and learning support.
Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information.
Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students.
Grant funding bodies (income generation).
Publishers and Journals (publishing).
Professional associations, commercial and public sector organisations (knowledge exchange).
Problem Solving 
Act as first point of contact for problems/enquiries from students involved with area of teaching/research.
Assist postgraduate students with problems relating to research.
Develop funding applications and cross disciplinary research links.  

Standard Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions 
Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8, £34,520 - £38,833 / £42,418 - £49,149 per annum.
This post is full time and open ended. 
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.
All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.
It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.
The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
Vacancy reference: 019758, closing date: 26 February 2018. 
It is anticipated that interviews will be held on 12 March 2018.

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