Research by xiaopangnv


									Criteria                               Grade 6 Research                                Grade 7 Research                               Grade 8 Research                                      Grade 9 Research                                   Grade 10 Research
1 Teaching and Learning Support        • Could be expected to contribute to            • Could be expected to contribute to the       • Contribute to the teaching and learning             • Supervise the work of postgraduate students.     • Contribute to the teaching and learning
                                       School teaching – e.g. by assisting module      assessment of student knowledge in the         programmes in the School/Institute.                                                                      programmes in the School/Institute and to the
                                       delivery, supervising teaching laboratory       context of teaching and supervision duties.    • Supervise postgraduate research students.                                                              development of the curriculum in own area.
                                       classes and/or running tutorials – within       • Assist in the development of student
                                       constraints imposed by external bodies          research skills.
                                       funding their position (if any) and/or
                                       research priorities.                       •
                                       Assist in the supervision of student projects
                                       (undergraduate, Masters. MPhil/PhD, etc).
                                       • Could be expected to contribute to
                                       specialist courses, for example on the use
                                       of research methods and equipment.

2 Research and Scholarship             • Undertake supervised research for             • Develop research objectives and                                                       • Carry out independent research, consistent with
                                                                                                                                      • Develop research objectives, projects and                                                              • Lead the development and implementation of
                                       example by preparing, setting up,               proposals for own or joint research with the   proposals.                               the research strategy of the School/Institute,                  research strategy within the School/Institute.
                                       conducting and recording the outcome of         assistance of a mentor, if required.           • Identify sources of funding and contribute to
                                                                                                                                                                               acting for some projects as principal investigator              • Lead and co-ordinate research activity in the
                                       experiments and field work, the                 • Conduct individual and collaborative         the process of securing funds.           and project leader and, where appropriate, lead a               subject across the University.
                                       development of questionnaires and               research projects.                        •    • Extend, transform and apply knowledge  research team, or otherwise contribute to                       • Lead research and collaborative partnerships
                                       conducting surveys, etc.                    •   Disseminate results of research in peer        acquired from scholarship to research andresearch leadership within the School.                          with other educational institutions and other
                                       Conduct literature and database searches.       reviewed journals and conferences, and/or      appropriate external activities.         • Determine relevant research objectives,                       external bodies.
                                       • Continue to update personal knowledge         through other appropriate media.               • Make presentations at conferences or exhibit
                                                                                                                                                                               prepare research proposals, identify sources of                 • Lead collaborative University bids for research,
                                       and to develop skills within own specialist     • Incorporate relevant advances in the         work in other appropriate events.        research funding and, where necessary actively                  consultancy and other additional funds, including
                                       research area.                                  subject area into research activity.                                                    seek research funding and secure it as far as it is             partnerships with other Schools or institutions.
                                                                                                                                                                               reasonably possible.                           •                • Make presentations at international
                                                                                                                                                                               Make presentations or exhibitions at national and               conferences and similar events, demonstrating
                                                                                                                                                                               international conferences, and other similar                    evidence of esteem within the subject, e.g.
                                                                                                                                                                               events.                                          •              through personal invitations to speak or present.
                                                                                                                                                                               Demonstrate a sustained record of publications                  • Demonstrate leadership in peer review
                                                                                                                                                                               sufficient, in terms of volume and quality, to                  processes, e.g., through peer review panels or
                                                                                                                                                                               achieve international recognition, e.g. through                 membership of the editorial board of a specialist
                                                                                                                                                                               publication in journals with substantial                        journal.
                                                                                                                                                                               international circulation.                        •
                                                                                                                                                                               Contribute to the development of Subject and
                                                                                                                                                                               School/Institute research strategies. Participate
                                                                                                                                                                               in peer-review, for example, through refereeing
3 Communication                        • Maintain written records of: research      • Write research reports and publications. • Routinely communicate complex and             Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a                   • Be routinely involved in complex and important
                                       results and progress, generated intellectual • Deal with routine communication using a conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge wide variety of audiences using appropriate                     negotiations internally and with external bodies.
                                       property, and data analysis.             • range of media.                           • and understanding as well as to peers using high media and methods to promote understanding.                     • Contribute to the communication of the wider
                                       Contribute to the production of research     Communicate complex information, orally, level skills and a range of media.                                                                                University strategy within the School/Institute.
                                       reports and publications.                 • in writing and electronically.         •
                                       Present information on research progress Prepare proposals and applications to
                                       at internal group meetings; to funding       external bodies, e.g. for funding and
                                       organisations; steering groups, etc; and at contractual purposes.                    •
                                       external meetings and conferences.           Communicate material of a specialist or
                                       • Prepare papers, posters, etc for these     highly technical nature.
                                       groups and meetings.

4 Liaison and Networking               • Liaise with research colleagues and           • Liaise with colleagues and students.         • Collaborate actively within and outwith the         Lead and develop internal networks for example     • Chair and participate on internal committees
                                       support staff on routine matters.           •   • Build internal contacts and participate in   Institution to complete research projects and         by chairing and participating in Institutional     and participate in Institutional decision making
                                       Make internal and external contacts to          internal networks for the exchange of          advance thinking.                                 •   committees. Lead and develop external              and governance.                                     •
                                       develop knowledge and understanding and         information and to form relationships for      Participate in and develop external networks, for     networks for example with other active             Lead and develop internal and external networks
                                       form relationships for future collaboration.    future collaboration.                      •   example to identify sources of funding, generate      researchers and leading thinkers in the field.     to foster collaboration and share information and
                                                                                       Join external networks to share information    income, obtain consultancy projects, or build         Develop links with external contacts such as       ideas and to promote the subject and the
                                                                                       and identify potential sources of funds.       relationships for future activities.                  other educational and research bodies,             Institution.                                 •
                                                                                                                                                                                            employers, professional bodies and other           Contribute to the enhancement of research
                                                                                                                                                                                            providers of funding and research initiatives to   quality and thinking in the field by assisting quality
                                                                                                                                                                                            foster collaboration and generate income.          review processes and external decision making
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               bodies.                                        •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Promote and market the work of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               School/Institute in the subject area both nationally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and internationally.

5 Managing People                      • Provide guidance as required to support • Manage own research and administrative            • Mentor colleagues with less experience and        • Provide leadership to those working within          • Provide leadership for all subject area research
                                       staff, research students and any other    activities, with guidance if required.              advise on personal development.                     research areas by, for example, co-ordinating the     activities within the University.                   •
                                       students who may be assisting with the                                                        • Coach and support research students and           work of others to ensure that research projects       Act as line manager for research staff and ensure
                                       research.                                                                                     colleagues in developing their research             are delivered effectively and to time or organising   work is allocated fairly, according to skills and
                                                                                                                                     techniques.                                       • the work of a team by agreeing objectives and         capacity.                                 • Ensure
                                                                                                                                     Depending on the area of work, could be             work plans.                      • Contribute to      that staff are suitably qualified to work within their
                                                                                                                                     expected to supervise the work of others, for       the development of teams and individuals              own area. Appraise and advise staff on personal
                                                                                                                                     example in research teams or projects.              through the PDR system and provide advice on          and career development plans.
                                                                                                                                                                                         personal development.                    • Could
                                                                                                                                                                                         act as line manager (e.g. of research teams). Act
                                                                                                                                                                                         as a personal mentor to peers and colleagues.

6 Teamwork                             • Actively participate as a member of a   • Work with colleagues on joint projects,           • Act as a team leader.                              • Lead teams within areas of responsibility.   • Develop and communicate a clear vision of the
                                       research team.                          • as required.                                        • Develop productive working relationships with      • Ensure that teams within the department work team’s strategic direction.
                                       Attend and contribute to relevant team    • Collaborate with academic colleagues on           other members of staff.                              together.                                     •• Ensure the enactment of Institutional strategic
                                       meetings.                                 areas of shared research interest.                  • Co-ordinate the work of colleagues to ensure       Act to resolve conflicts within and between    plans.
                                                                                                                                     equitable access to resources and facilities.        teams.                                         • Develop team spirit and team coherence and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         foster inter-disciplinary team working.
7 Pastoral Care                        • Show consideration to others.                • Like all the elements, this builds on the    • Deal with standard problems and help           • Responsible for dealing with referred issues for • Responsible for the initial resolution of all team
                                                                                      demands in the profiles at lower levels. In    colleagues resolve their concerns about progress researchers within own project areas.              issues within and outwith standard procedures.
                                                                                      this case, there is no additional demand       in research.                                     • Provide first line support for colleagues,       • Overall responsibility for welfare of team
                                                                                                                                                                                      referring them to sources of further help if       members, drawing on specialist advice and
                                                                                                                                                                                      required.                                          support as required.                                •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ensure that an appropriate framework is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         developed and used for pastoral care issues.

8 Initiative, problem-solving and      • Make use of relevant research                • Use initiative and creativity to identify                                               • Resolve problems affecting the delivery of
                                                                                                                                     • Assess, interpret and evaluate outcomes of                                                              • Determine the final allocation of resources
decision-making                        techniques and methods.                        areas for research, develop new research       research.                                      •
                                                                                                                                                                                research projects within own area and in                       within own area of responsibility.                 •
                                       • Deal with problems which may affect the      methods and extend the research portfolio.     Develop new concepts and ideas to extend   accordance with regulations.                                   Act as the final arbiter in local disputes.
                                       achievement of research objectives and         • Use creativity to analyse and interpret      intellectual understanding.                • Make decisions regarding the operational
                                                                                                                                                                                      •                                                        • Be party to strategic decisions at Institutional
                                       deadlines.                           •         research data and draw conclusions on the                                                 aspects of own research programme.
                                                                                                                                     Resolve problems of meeting research objectives                                                           level.
                                       Contribute to decisions affecting the work     outcomes.                               •      and deadlines.                             • Contribute to decisions which have an impact
                                                                                                                                                                           • Develop                                                           • Lead the development of new and creative
                                       of the team.                            •      Contribute to collaborative decision making    ideas for generating income and promoting  on other related programmes.                                   approaches in responding to research and
                                       Analyse and interpret the results of own       with colleagues in areas of research.          research area.                             • Provide advice on issues such as ensuring the
                                                                                                                                                                            • Develop                                                          commercial challenges.
                                       research and generate original ideas based                                                    ideas for application of research outcomes.adequate balance of research projects,                         • Initiate new and original solutions to problems.
                                       on outcomes.                                                                                  • Decide on research programmes and        appointment of researchers and other                           • Provide advice to external bodies.
                                                                                                                                     methodologies, often in collaboration with performance matters.
                                                                                                                                     colleagues and sometimes subject to the    • Spotting opportunities for strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                development of new projects or appropriate areas
                                                                                                                                     approval of the head of the research programme
                                                                                                                                     on fundamental issues.                     of activity and contributing to the development of
                                                                                                                                                                                such ideas.
9 Planning and managing resources      • Plan own day-to-day research activity        • Use research resources, and use           • Plan, co-ordinate and implement research    • Contribute to the overall management of the                  • Take overall responsibility for the organising
                                       within the framework of the agreed             laboratories and workshops as appropriate. programmes.                                  • School/Institute in areas such as budget                       and deployment of resources within own areas of
                                       programme.                                     • Plan and manage own research activity Manage the use of research resources and          management and business planning.                              responsibility.                                    •
                                       • Co-ordinate own work with that of others     in collaboration with others, including the ensure that effective use is made of them.    • Participate in School/Institute level strategic              Plan and implement research projects and
                                       to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.    development of new grant/contract           • Manage or monitor research budgets.         planning and contribute to the Institution’s                   monitor progress to ensure the achievement of
                                       • Contribute, under supervision, to the        proposals.                                  • Help to plan and implement commercial and   strategic planning processes.                                  financial and research objectives.                   •
                                       planning of research projects, including the                                               consultancy activities.                     • • Plan and deliver research and, where relevant,               Contribute to Institutional planning and strategic
                                       development of new grant/contract                                                          Plan and manage own consultancy assignments. consultancy or similar programmes, ensuring that                development.
                                       proposals.                                                                                                                               resources are available and required income
                                                                                                                                                                                levels are achieved.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Contribute to the management of quality, audit
                                                                                                                                                                                and other external assessments e.g. the
                                                                                                                                                                                Research Assessment Exercise.
10 Sensory, physical and emotional     • Sensory and physical demands will vary       • Balance with help of supervisor the       • Balance the pressures of research and       Like all the elements, this builds on the                      Like all the elements, this builds on the
demands                                from relatively light to a high level          competing pressures of research and         administrative demands and competing          demands in the profiles at lower levels. In                    demands in the profiles at lower levels. In
                                       depending on the discipline and the type of    administrative demands and deadlines.       deadlines.                                    this case, there is no additional demand                       this case, there is no additional demand
                                       work.                                     •
                                       Carry out tasks that require the learning of
                                       certain skills.
11 Work environment                    • Is required to be aware of the risks in the • Is required to be aware of the risks in the   • Depending on area of work and level of training    • Depending on area of work may be expected to       • Overall responsibility for health and safety in
                                       work environment and to comply with           work environment and their potential            received, may be expected to conduct risk            take responsibility for the health and safety of     own areas of responsibility.                      •
                                       Health & Safety regulations.                  impact on their own work and that of            assessment and take responsibility for the health    others, for conducting risk assessments, and         Ensure that appropriate risk management
                                                                                     others.                                         and safety of others.                                reducing hazards.                                    processes are operational.

12 Expertise                           • Possess and maintain sufficient breadth     • Engage in continuous professional        • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of            • Required to be an internationally recognised      • Be an internationally leading authority in the
                                       or depth of specialist discipline knowledge   development.                               specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop   authority in the subject area.                      subject.
                                       and of research methods and techniques to     • Understand equal opportunity issues as   research programmes and methodologies.              • Examples of international recognition include:    • For example: as an author of an internationally
                                       work in own area.                             they may impact on areas of research       • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse     lecturing in overseas institutions, international   cited monograph or series of research articles; as
                                                                                     content.                                   and engage students.                                teaching collaborations, publishing research        a frequent speaker at international conferences or
                                                                                                                                                                                    papers in international journals, having papers     seminars; as a frequent collaborator with
                                                                                                                                                                                    accepted for presentation at international          overseas academics; or as specialist reviewer or
                                                                                                                                                                                    conferences, invitations to present research        consultant, used regularly by public, professional
                                                                                                                                                                                    papers or seminars abroad.                          and overseas bodies.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • In-depth understanding of own specialism to       • Possess in depth knowledge of specialism to
                                                                                                                                                                                    enable the development of new knowledge and         enable the development of new knowledge,
                                                                                                                                                                                    understanding within the field.                     innovation and understanding in the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maintain a thorough understanding of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Institutional management systems and the wider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        higher education environment, including equal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opportunities issues.


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