Teaching and Research Careers
Academic life at RGU is a highly rewarding experience. We have an international reputation for providing high quality education from Undergraduate to PhD level.
We run a diverse and exciting range of degree programmes in Business, Law, Engineering, Science, Computing, Art, Design, Architecture, Pharmacy and Health Sciences. All our programmes are designed to offer students an effective combination of academic study and practical experience, developed by close consultation with industry.
The University aims to focus its research and knowledge transfer activities to inform and underpin our teaching capability. £6 million funding was invested in a research development initiative over 3 years to grow research activity across the University. The success of this investment was demonstrated in the results of the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008. The University was ranked the top modern Scottish University for research quality, with ‘world class’ research activity in 8 out of the 11 subjects returned. In addition 73% of research conducted was ranked as being of international quality.
You don’t necessarily need previous experience in teaching to become a lecturer. The increasing expectations of individual students and corporate clients demand that our programmes have both academic and practical relevance. We have regularly engaged individuals into teaching roles from the engineering, law, finance and healthcare professions. Normal requirements would be:
- Honours degree in relevant discipline
- Professional qualification, Masters or PhD may be preferred
- Experience of teaching, research or relevant industry experience
All academic staff will be supported by the Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA). DELTA provides a Masters of Art (MA) Higher Education Learning and Teaching, with exit awards at the Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) levels.