Lecturer in Petroleum Data Management

£39,324 - £46,924 per year Pro Rata
03 Jul 2017
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced industry professional to join the School of Creative and Cultural Business as a lecturer in Petroleum Data Management. This post would primarily involve leading teaching and developments of our successful and innovative Graduate Certificate in Petroleum Data Management.


The course has been developed in collaboration with CDA (Common Data Access Ltd) the de facto body representing Petroleum Data Managers in the UK, and has been created to provide a flexible entry to an education in the field of petroleum data management (PDM). This is an entry-level, educational course at SCQF level 9. It provides a solid academic underpinning for subsurface data management in industry. The course has been designed as an access route for those wishing to join this professional discipline as well as those who may have relevant work experience in the energy sector but who do not currently have formal qualifications in this area. Students benefit from a course that has been developed with industry to reflect current practice and requirements. The value of data and sophistication of tools and technology to manage it mean that petroleum data management is now recognised as a valued discipline in the industry.


You will be course leader for the Petroleum Data Management course.  You will be responsible for delivering modules and will be the key liaison point with CDA and other stakeholders. Industry knowledge and experience of petroleum data management is essential.


A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant. For more information, visit: http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk


Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered


Role duration: 2 years 0.6 FTE

Closing date: 28 August 2017

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Subject leader- Information Management


RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility


PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the School's delivery of Petroleum Data Management.



- Carries out designated teaching (eg via distance learning) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Subject Leader

- Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials in association with DELTA.

- Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

- Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

- Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

- Participates in subject and new course development in relation to new modules in Petroleum Data Management including short courses

- Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

- Undertakes Course Leadership responsibilities and carries out all duties associated with the management of the course: applications, enquiries, annual course appraisal and student feedback, internal and external stakeholder engagement including associate lecturers and tutors on other courses.

- Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (eg year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc).

- Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).

- Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.

- Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

First Degree or post degree qualification in a related subject area                                                                                                                                


The individual should have a strong knowledge and understanding of Petroleum Data Management.


The individual should have an understanding of the discipline of Petroleum Data Management through either practice-based or academic teaching/research experience.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in a related subject area



Behaviour 1: Communication

Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare

Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support

Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4:Service Delivery

Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Liaison and Networking

Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation.

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research

Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

See also:
Lecturer in Petroleum Data Management July 2017.pdf