Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering Apprenticeships (Fixed Term) at Birmingham City University.

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary: £48,576 to £56,197 per annum
Fixed Term – January 2026
Post Type: Full Time
Release Date: 09 February 2024
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 March 2024
Reference: 102023-605-R


This is an opportunity to join the College of Built Environment as Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering (Apprenticeships), supporting teaching across appropriate programmes and developing innovative research in the discipline. 


Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities and want outstanding academics to join us in taking us on the next stage of our exciting journey.  

We are continuing to invest in new academic roles across the full range of subjects and disciplines that we offer in all four of our Faculties.

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation. In recognition of this we are looking to recruit exceptional academic staff who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, as makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators.  

There has never been a better time to join us. Come and be part of the next exciting stage of our journey – apply now.


In the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE), we work to apply abstract intelligence to make a better, safer, smarter society. We have a strong emphasis on STEAM, with some of our teaching taking place in our award-winning new STEAM house building, where disciplines combine to solve real-world problems. 

Our experts across the Faculty work not only with one another but across a wide range of disciplines, to solve real-world problems, and encourage and foster this spirit of Innovation in our students.  Together, they are able to respond dynamically to the multiple modern technological challenges posed by fast-paced industries.

Across the Faculty, we integrate teaching with research, innovation and enterprise. We work closely with our industry partners to ensure that we are developing skills in our graduates that equips them for emerging careers and the future of work. We are fully committed to practice-driven experimental and flipped learning – harnessing the strength of employer relationships for the benefit of our students – who then go on to make a significant impact on society through their ideas, their work and their expertise.


Click Apply Online at the bottom of the screen and complete the Application Form.

In support of your application, we will ask you to provide:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages offering an overview of your career and expertise, and how that experience makes you the ideal candidate for this role.
  • An up-to-date CV including your publication list and research and/or consultancy activity.
  • A copy of two of your publications or outputs, or digital links to them where possible. If providing digital links, please include these on your cover letter document.

For guidance on the above, please refer to the Application Guidance document below.


At the heart of our 2025 Strategy is our mission is to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.

Our heritage of making through innovation and its application through knowledge exchange, and of creative research and practice, today finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning. Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio. 

Research by our staff and students creates new knowledge, catalyses innovation, and has global impact. Through our research, we make new discoveries and deliver benefit to culture, industry, society, and the environment. Ground-breaking projects include changing health and care guidelines, improving policy and practice regarding Islamophobia, optimising energy efficient homes, promoting human dignity worldwide, improving critical care nursing, and exploring issues faced by jazz musicians. 


Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities.  Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community. By working together, combining our many different backgrounds and life experiences, we will empower each other to reach our full potential. 

You can read more about Birmingham City University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion here.

For further information regarding this post could you please contact, Paul Laycock, Deputy Head of the College of Built Environment, [email protected]