University of Portsmouth Business School
Department of Strategy and Business Systems
LECURER IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Please see the attached job description and person specification.
TERMS OF APPOINTMENT
Salary is in the range £31,671 - £34,607 per annum. Salary is paid into a bank or building society
monthly in arrears.
Annual leave entitlement is 35 working days in a full leave year. The leave year commences on 1
August and staff starting and leaving during that period accrue leave on a pro-rata basis. In addition,
the University is normally closed from Christmas Eve until New Years Day inclusive and there are a
further five bank holidays.
There is a probationary period of one year during which new staff will be expected to demonstrate
their suitability for the post. For staff without an acceptable teaching qualification or significant
experience of teaching in a higher education context this will include the requirement to complete the
University's Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as a condition of
employment, as is successful completion before the end of the probationary period of the unit of the
course which is concerned with the practice of teaching in Higher Education. The course takes
account of the varied teaching roles of the different categories of academic staff.
It is the University's policy to take up references for candidates called for interview and to ask
successful candidates to submit documentary evidence of their qualifications on taking up their
It is a condition of the appointment for the proper performance of the duties of the post that the
appointee will take up residence at a location such that they are able to fulfil the full range of their
contractual duties. This residential requirement will be expected to be fulfilled within twelve months
of taking up the appointment. The University has a scheme of financial assistance towards the cost of
relocation, a copy of which is available on request from Human Resources.
The appointee will be eligible to join the Teachers' Pension Scheme. The scheme's provisions include
a final salary based index-linked pension and a lump sum on retirement together with dependants’
benefits. Contributions by the employee, at 6.4% of salary, are subject to tax relief.
Your application form should be returned to Human Resources, University House, Winston Churchill
Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2UP before 12 noon on Friday 5th March 2010.
Post Title: Lecturer in Business Information Systems
Faculty/Centre: Portsmouth Business School Dept/Section: Strategy & Business Systems
Post Number: APBS3066 Post Grade: AC2
Responsible to: Head of Department
Responsible for: N/A
Post Supervised: N/A Budget Code: 40301
Effective date of this job description: February 2010
Detailed List of Duties and Responsibilities
The post holder would be expected to contribute to a number of the duties and
responsibilities outlined below:
Contribute as a member of the teaching team to the delivery and review of units
within the business information systems subject area for undergraduate and
postgraduate courses, including marking and verification of assessments.
Engage in research and/or knowledge transfer activities, either on own initiative or as
part of team.
Contribute to continuing development of teaching and learning initiatives and the
Supervise undergraduate dissertations, and similar independent learning activities.
Contribute to the supervisory team of doctoral students.
Undertake academic course-related administrative tasks (e.g. Level Tutor), including
attendance at Examination Boards, as appropriate.
Undertake placement visits to undergraduate students, consult with students and
employers on placement progress and contribute to placement appraisal.
Contribute to marketing and student recruitment activities.
Develop teaching material through active scholarship.
Act as a Personal Tutor to undergraduate students.
Take part in relevant aspects of the student support and assessment processes (e.g.
PORTSMOUTH BUSINESS SCHOOL
DEPARTMENT OF STRATEGY & BUSINESS SYSTEMS
Portsmouth Business School has over 4,000 students. The majority are undergraduates enrolled on
full-time or sandwich degrees, but over 1000 are postgraduates, many of whom attend part-time. It
is based in the Richmond Building, a purpose-built facility which opened in February 2004.
The Departments in the Business School are responsible for the taught units on programmes, and
for research and consultancy activities.
More information on the Business School can be found at: http://www.port.ac.uk/pbs
Department of Accounting and Finance www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/accfin
has 23 academic staff across the subject areas of Accounting and Finance, and the department has
strong links with the professional bodies and practitioners. Many of its undergraduate accounting
and finance courses gain significant exemptions from ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA qualifications. The
postgraduate portfolio includes MSc Finance, MSc Financial Decision Analysis and MSc Forensic
Accounting. The Forensic Accounting team are working closely with a regional firm of Chartered
School of Law www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/law
has 19 academic staff across the Law subject area, and the school has strong links with the
professional bodies and practitioners. The School’s qualifying law degrees place a strong
emphasis of learning from experience and incorporate a range of clinical legal education
Department of Economics www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/economics
has 22 academic staff, teaching a wide range of Economics courses. In addition the Department
has many research staff in our two key research centres, CEMARE and CLREA who also
contribute to some extent to our teaching programmes.
Department of Human Resource & Marketing Management
has 45 academic staff who teach in the areas of Business Administration, Organisation Studies,
Human Resource Management and Marketing. It is also responsible for the management of the
undergraduate business studies and hospitality management degrees. A number of its marketing
units provide exemption from the Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications and it is
recognized by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as one of only 10 Centres of
Excellence in the UK.
Department of Strategy Business Systems www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/sbs
has 37 academic staff. The work of this department focuses on strategic management,
organizational excellence, business development and business information systems. We offer
undergraduate programmes in European Business Studies, e-Business and Business Enterprise, and
amongst a range of postgraduate courses, manage the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Computing facilities are good; all staff have machines connected to local and wide area networks
and the Business School has a wide range of dedicated computing laboratories. A range of software
is available, as well as on-site and off-site access to various computer-based services. A team of
support staff provides technical and advisory services.
The main University Library has a collection of half a million volumes. Both the catalogues and
CD-Rom databases may be accessed from individual staff computers and increasing use is made of
on-line databases and services. The Business School has a specialist subject Librarian based in the
Library. A Media Resource Centre with technician support is available for lecturers in the Business
The University of Portsmouth Business School’s research is officially recognised as being of
national and international excellence. We achieved a grade 4 in the 2001 national Research
Assessment Exercise (RAE). The achievement of high quality research output has become an
increasingly important objective of the Department and we have made a major contribution to the
RAE 2008 result.
The result of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 confirms that we cover a wide
spectrum of research to a high quality level. It is a mark of the continuing progress we have made in
research over the years and shows that, taking into account the number of researchers submitted and
the quality of our work, we are among the most research active business schools in our region.
Among the 90 UK universities submitting work in the Business and Management category,
Portsmouth Business School (PBS) submitted the 15th largest number of research active staff and
was 27th on a weighted quality basis. The Power Ranking provided by Research Fortnight, which is
a UK independent body, is based on a quality index combined with the volume of full time
equivalent staff submitted. This ranking provides a more complete picture than just the single
dimension of quality ranking and demonstrates that we have both strength and depth in our research
output, across a number of disciplines and a large number of research-active academic staff.
The Business and Management Unit of Assessment panel (UOA36) that is in charge of assessing the
outputs of business schools stated that "the submission contained some work that was internationally
excellent or better and this was distributed across all research groups". The Centre for Economics
and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE) was assessed as "of a world-leading standard"
by the panel.
To find out more about our research work you can visit the web sites of the UPBS departments:
Post Title: Lecturer in Business Information Systems Post No: APBS3066
Faculty: Portsmouth Business School Department: Strategy and Business Systems
ATTRIBUTES ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE SOURCE OF
Knowledge Engagement with and application of theoretical constructs in Extensive specialist knowledge of a sub-section Application form
EXAMPLE: This relates to specific expertise. An the subject area of Business Information Systems. Broad of the subject area of Business Information Interview
understanding of a defined system; practice; knowledge of a range of topical issues with the subject area. Systems Presentation
method or procedure of operation. Knowledge of the nature of research and its role in HE.
Skills Able to: Able to: Application form
EXAMPLE: This relates to what an individual can Communicate, motivate and engage effectively with UG Offer a specialist area of skill in one of the BIS Interview
do. Supervising or managing staff; writing students; teach BIS theory primarily at UG level; sub-disciplines Presentation
reports; language fluency; delegating work; giving participate in research and KT activity; teach the practical Lead research, KT or consultancy programmes
presentations. skills of the development of BIS using a variety of mainly Supervise PG student dissertations
end-user development tools (e.g. MS Access, MS Excel, Supervise doctoral students as part of a team
Dreamweaver, HTML, SAP); supervise UG dissertations;
potential to develop a personal portfolio of research and
Experience Practical experience in the BIS subject areas of Teaching and research experience at University Application form
EXAMPLE: Proven record of experience and Systems Development level. References
achievement in a field, profession or specialism. Strategic Information Systems Interview
This could include a minimum period of Web development Research publications
experience in a defined area of work. Systems Management
Enterprise Resource Planning Participation in research or KT activities.
Qualifications A good first degree in a relevant discipline. Doctorate or Professional qualification Application form
EXAMPLE: Education and professional A Postgraduate Qualification (e.g. MSc, MBA) in a relevant Interview
qualifications. Specific occupational training. discipline or extensive professional experience.
Values Commitment to embark on a career in Higher Education Prepared to deliver courses outside of the normal Application form
EXAMPLE: This relates to beliefs and attitudes Able to demonstrate research potential and/or aspirations working week and in locations outside of the UK. Interview
and may include motivation and commitment. This Willingness to work in a team environment; References
in the most difficult area to pinpoint and it is best Flexibility to adapt to different roles and responsibilities as
done by thinking through the context and situation needs and circumstances change
in which the value or attitude will be required. Flexibility to overcome the challenges of a people orientated
Personal initiative to find solutions to issues;
Ability for self-reflection and continual improvement
Awareness of research issues within the university context
Please note that it is a formal requirement for any lecturing appointment that post holders without a formal HE teaching certificate should undertake the University’s teaching certificate