Lecturer/Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Meteorology and Oceanography

The Plymouth University Faculty of Science and Technology at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, aims to develop in Young Officers, an overarching understanding of the science and technology associated with conducting naval operations in the maritime environment. The courses delivered also aim to equip the Young Officers with the specific knowledge required to conduct the tasks required of them during their initial career appointments as professional Naval Officers.   This is a teaching-focussed academic appointment and you will spend the majority of your time (80%) on teaching and curriculum-related roles. The remaining time will be spent on Continuing Professional Development to enhance the quality of their teaching and contribution to projects to enhance the various Marine Science programmes.

The main responsibilities of the post include:  •Contribution to the teaching, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation and quality assurance of the Marine Science programmes.  •Acting as Module Manager for delegated Marine Science modules.  •Acting as a Tutor and Mentor for a specified group of Young Officers and produce timely reports on them as necessary.  •Sustaining Continuous Professional Development as agreed with the Head of School. •Contributing to other Plymouth University at BRNC modules where suitably experienced to do so and with the agreement of the Head of School.

We are seeking to appoint a teaching-focussed Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to deliver both meteorology and oceanography material to a range of British and International graduate and non-graduate students.

Applications are welcomed from individuals with a relevant higher degree or equivalent and who are motivated towards a successful career in teaching and educational scholarship. A Masters degree in a related discipline and a Post-graduate qualification in Education or Teaching and Learning are desirable.   You should have experience of teaching within a higher education setting and be able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups across a range of disciplines. Excellent content knowledge of meteorology and oceanography together with a sound awareness of contemporary educational theory and principles is also essential.

The ability to work effectively as a team member and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development is also required.  A good understanding of Royal Naval platforms and equipments would be advantageous.

 Interview date: Week commencing Monday 30 July 2012.   Closing date: 12 midnight, Friday 27 July 2012

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