Job offer in england Lecturer in Gemmology at Birmingham City University

School of Jewellery

Interview Date: 23 October 2018

The School of Jewellery is the largest in Europe, with unrivalled facilities and expertise across a diverse yet specialist sector. Based in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving Jewellery Quarter since 1890 the school has achieved the highest national and global reputation across its courses.

The School is now seeking to appoint a new and enthusiastic full-time lecturer in Gemmology within our new state of the art facilities based within the shared Birmingham Assay Office building.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly, experienced specialist teaching team and contribute to the continued successes and achievements at home and abroad within the Faculty of Art, Design and Media at Birmingham City University.

About the role

We are seeking a Full-time Lecturer in Gemmology to support the expansion of our full and part-time courses. The role carries responsibilities for:

  • Teaching a variety of modules on the BSc (Hons) Gemmology & Jewellery Studies course curriculum
  • Delivery of the Gem-A foundation, diploma and diamond diploma professional qualifications
  • Supervision of post-graduate taught students within the department.

The successful candidate will contribute to an excellent student experience through the use of relevant and inspiring learning, teaching, support and assessment methods. Your teaching activities will be further enhanced by your contributions to research, enterprise and scholarship within your specialist field. You will also provide support and mentoring to individual students as a personal tutor, and will have the opportunity to take responsibility for leading modules and managing projects.

About you

We’re looking for someone who can enthuse and engage students while making a substantial contribution to the School’s research and enterprise activity. Experience as a gemmology tutor is desirable, and proficiency in advanced gem testing techniques and instrumentation. Ideally you will hold a postgraduate degree, or equivalent industry experience. The ability to work with a team to develop new course material is a core requirement, as are excellent IT skills.

For more information about applying and for the job description for the post, please see the current vacancies on the BCU website:

Alternatively if you require the application in a different format please contact the Human Resources Department at or on 0121 331 6693.

Birmingham City University seeks to be a single status employer and benefits include up to 32 days annual holiday, an index linked contributory pension scheme and an employee medical scheme.

Birmingham City University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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