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Teaching Fellow in Sustainable Business

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Salary: £45,234 – £53,536 per annum

Campus: South Kensington Campus

Job Summary

To undertake teaching activities to support the teaching and learning activities in the Centre for Environmental Policy. The CEP’s long-running course “MSc in Environmental Technology” provides the highest standard of knowledge and skills development for environmental and sustainability specialists. Through the course students acquire a diverse range of discipline-specific problem-solving frameworks for tackling contemporary environmental and sustainability issues. A major emphasis of the course is on the way that environments function and on the compatible tools, alternative technologies and policies for sustainable management. 

You will primarily be responsible for co-convening, teaching and learning activities on the “Business and the Environment” Option (B&E) of the MSc in Environmental Technology with the existing convenor (Mike Tennant). You will also teach across our other specialist Options, as appropriate, and help develop new education programmes as part of wider department strategy. 

Your experience should complement that of the current convenor with a preferred focus related to sustainable innovation practice or policy.

The Business and the Environment Option (B&E)

The focus of B&E is to develop student’s interest and expertise in topics related to sustainable business practice. Two themes that shape the teaching and learning are: understanding how contemporary businesses tackle sustainability challenges through exposure to best practice and thinking; and to understand how businesses could create positive sustainable impact, delivered through an innovation and entrepreneurship module.

More detail is available here: business/

Duties and responsibilities

Teaching and Learning Support

  • To teach as a member of a teaching team within an established programme of study
  • To co-convene the B&E Option
  • To give lectures, seminars and tutorial to Master’s students on the MSc Environmental Technology course
  • To develop own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance where appropriate
  • To design, organise and run field trips

Career Development

  • Undertake a programme of training to develop expertise in education as necessary e.g. PG Certificate in University Learning and Teaching or equivalent.
  • Contribute to departmental publications (for example course guides, websites, newsletters etc.) when requested.

Administration and other activities

  • To undertake duties related to course administration, including organisation of teaching activities under direction, attendance records, Health & Safety matters relating to teaching and student thesis projects.
  • To assist in the admissions process

Essential requirements

  • A PhD degree, or equivalent professional qualification, and interest in a topic related to business and sustainability.
  • Recent experience in teaching a relevant subject in a higher education institution
  • Proven ability and achievements in a broad range of teaching.
  • A specialist knowledge in the relevant discipline, demonstrated by appropriate publications
  • A working knowledge of teaching methods and techniques within your area.
  • Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess teaching.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching methods and techniques within own area.

Further Information

This a full-time, open-ended position, based at South Kensington Campus.

We would also consider job share or part-time working arrangements on a case-by-case-basis. You should specify your preference for a full-time or part-time position as part of your personal statement.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Mike Tennant – [email protected]

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