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Academic job description templates

Use these generic templates to help you write job descriptions for academic and teaching roles.

Managers need to:

  • be aware that the job descriptions set out the baseline requirements for the job. Further information to explain the main responsibilities and core attributes can be included, but the baseline requirements should not normally be added to or deleted
  • add information to the job descriptions to provide context for the job and the focus of the job (see Background and Context section on page one of the job description)
  • if necessary, elaborate on existing essential criteria in the person specification in order to clarify discipline specific requirements such as describing a specific qualification
  • in exceptional situations, add extra desirable criteria to the person specification to assist with shortlisting

Requests for major variations to these generic templates need to be authorised by the Dean of Faculty/School.

Any requests to remove the essential requirement for PhD or equivalent needs to be raised with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in the first instance.

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