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Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
£43,434 - £50,296 per year
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35 hours per week
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Glasgow Caledonian University - the University for the Common Good - is a vibrant, values-led, multi-cultural University with a global outlook, dedicated to delivering social innovation. Our organisational strategy is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and our globally recognised researchers advise governments, industry and international bodies. We’re ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK for promoting gender equality, 69th globally for social impact, and the top modern university in Scotland for research power. In 2020-21, we contributed £1.7 billion and more than 14,000 jobs across the globe.

GCU is committed to widening participation, delivering positive outcomes for our students, and we’re Scotland’s leading provider of Graduate Apprenticeships. With campuses in Glasgow, London and New York, we have transnational partnerships around the world, supporting more than 22,000 students. Guided by our inspirational Chancellor, Dr Annie Lennox OBE, and guided by our values – integrity, responsibility, creativity and confidence - we transform the lives of the people and communities we serve.

An opportunity has arisen to join us at the Glasgow Campus as a Lecturer in Tourism and Events. Based in the Glasgow School for Business and Society, you will join the Department of Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events; a group of academics and practitioners with a focus on ‘real-world’ teaching, research, business and community engagement. The Department offers International Tourism and Events Management programmes at UG and PG level and is ranked top in Scotland by the Guardian University Guide, 2021  and top in the UK by the Complete University Guide, 2022. The programmes benefit further from alignment with the GSBS based Moffat Centre for Travel and Tourism Business Development.

We are seeking two enthusiastic and experienced academic practitioners to make a significant contribution to teaching and research in Tourism and Events: one with a focus on finance and tourism management and the other on live event planning and delivery management. The posts would suit individuals with a well-connected network and background in the tourism and events industries with experience of planning, delivering and managing live events or tourism activities and the associated financial and budgetary aspects.

You should have experience of lecturing at university level and be capable of teaching subjects such as critical theories in tourism and events; event planning, delivery and management; sourcing of finance in the context of strategic management in tourism and events; financial decision making; revenue management; impact analysis; and strategic management of destinations, stakeholders and operations.



Adept in the use of blended learning technologies, you should be able to teach face to face and online and be able to apply theory to practice at undergraduate and postgraduate level, contextualised as required across tourism and events. Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects and dissertations is an expected part of the role along with personal tutoring of students. High level skills in quantitative research analysis would also be desirable.

You will possess a doctoral level qualification related to tourism or events, or be within one year of completion, in which case a relevant Masters will also be required. You should have a proven record of recent research activities and outputs relevant to the post and will be able to contribute to the research profile of the Department. Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills are necessary for the role as well as a collegiate and collaborative approach.

Please direct any further enquiries about this post to Linda Shearer, Head of Department of Fashion, Marketing, Tourism and Events at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as our values in everything that we do.  As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

Glasgow Caledonian University is committed to a fair and transparent recruitment process that is free from bias so that we can attract and retain a high performing workforce which makes a critical contribution to our success​.

The University holds the prestigious Athena SWAN Silver institution award, which recognises our significant record of activity and achievement in promoting gender equality across different disciplines.

As a Disability Confident 'Committed' employer, we are striving to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to disabled people. Although the Disability Confident 'Committed' level does not guarantee an interview for disabled applicants, we will make reasonable adjustments for disabled applicants during the recruitment process.

The University also holds the Carer Positive ‘Engaged’ employer award, which recognises our commitment to supporting staff with caring responsibilities.

Glasgow Caledonian University are committed signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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