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Lecturer, Rural Business Management

Scotland's Rural College

Job Description

Lecturer in Rural Business Management

Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: £35,129 - £40,560 per annum

Location: SRUC King’s Buildings, Edinburgh

REF: ACF/REES/046/22

Closing Date: 27 October 2022

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national, and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

SRUC has a long record of delivery of education programmes within Rural Business Management. Current programmes of education include HNC, HND, BA (Hons) across the subject areas of Rural Business Management. This has a RICS accreditation stream. As well as Agriculture, Wildlife & Countryside, and various animal related qualifications. SRUC also has established the Entrepreneurial Academy for the Natural Economy (EARN) with the aim of support innovation and enterprise within its student and staff body.

The candidate should be able deliver across the rural business management programme at HN and Degree level. This is a RICS accredited programme. The candidate should be able to deliver modules in finance, management and innovation, as well as other areas of business management and engage with student recruitment activities. The candidate should enjoy the challenge of teaching business subjects to students from other cohorts, e.g., agriculture and wildlife & countryside, in addition to rural business management students.

The course also involves taking students on trips to real businesses and it would be an advantage if the successful candidate was qualified [or willing to take the test] to drive a minibus.


  • Teaching and supporting HN and UG students, supervising projects and dissertations Maintaining a portfolio of teaching activity of high quality, reputation, and impact. Continually developing approaches to teaching and learning which are innovative in the subject area and reflect best practice. Participating actively in the development of subject based pedagogy and teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Involvement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching and, where appropriate, related professional practices. Contributing to the development of curriculum to embrace industry need Contributing to the development, application, and maintenance of academic standards in a defined area of work to advance student academic development.

Research / Industry Links / KE:

  • Establish/maintain a developing research trajectory that complements existing work within the REES department and across SRUC Supervise students engaged on post-graduate courses Lead and/or contribute to funding bids and related activities, including Knowledge Exchange, which develop and sustain support for the subject area and recognised excellence for the institution Actively contribute to the subject specialism through engaging with RICS and other learned societies and professional bodies.

In August 2022, all academic roles were assimilated to a new job families structure. Details are contained within the Job Particulars document.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 27 October 2022

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

Further information

Please read the Job Particulars Document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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