Lecturer in Garden Design

  • Scotland's Rural College
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
  • Jul 22, 2021
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description

£33,692 - £39,070 per annum                                 REF:  ACF/AHES/016/21        
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. 

We are currently seeking a Lecturer in Garden Design based in Edinburgh as part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Engineering Science Department within the Central Faculty of SRUC.  

In this role you will prepare, deliver and assess modules typically in all areas of garden design- related subjects amongst other relevant modules and will also be involved in a range of other related activities such as the delivery of appropriate training courses as well as Adviser of Studies. The successful candidate will be managed by the Programme/Team Leader for the Horticulture and Landscape programme.


1.    Teaching of Garden Design modules primarily to higher education students (HNC to degree-level).

-    Preparation of teaching and learning materials including those required for flexible and blended (online) learning
-    Assessment and timely feedback of student material
-    Liaison and collaboration with other staff members 
-    Organisation of practical skills training
-    Associated CPD
-    Year Tutor Duties

2.    Member of the Horticulture and Landscape programme team (cross-campus teaching via blended delivery). 

-    Attendance at Core Team Meetings
-    Attendance at Student Liaison Group meetings
-    Participation in Induction Week activities
-    Participation in Study Tours
-    Other relevant programme management duties as directed by Programme/Team Leader

3.    Adviser of Studies for one year-group of the Horticulture and Landscape programme 
Ensuring the teaching and assessment programme for the year group runs smoothly
-    Promote efficient and effective communication between student cohort and teaching team
-    Provide academic and pastoral advice for student cohort
-    Collating relevant academic and statistical information including results for the student cohort.

4.    Contribute to student recruitment activity particularly but not exclusively for the Horticulture and Landscape programme.

-    Attendance at, and contribution to, the planning and running of open days, applicant days, taster days, and other careers events and marketing initiatives particularly, but not exclusively, related to the Horticulture and Landscape programme

5.    Industry Liaison & Collaboration

-    Establish and maintain links with industry
-    Participation in organisation and running of technical events and major garden events

Qualifications and experience required:
A minimum BSc in Landscape Architecture, Garden and Greenspace Design or related subject is essential for this post with a postgraduate teaching qualification in Higher or Further education being highly desirable. Experience, and a thorough knowledge of the broader horticultural sector in Scotland and/or the UK and experience in teaching and providing student support in a higher education setting is preferred. The ability to instruct and motivate students to facilitate the successful completion of their studies is essential.
A thorough knowledge of horticultural garden/landscape design (e.g. AutoCAD, Sketch-up) and the education and training needs of the Horticultural sector in Scotland/ UK.

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. 

For further information and to apply, please visit: www.sruc.ac.uk/jobs

Closing Date: 1 August 2021

Please note that CV's will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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