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A Guide to London Business School

Guest lecturers provide a valuable source of teaching to the School and enhance the faculty mix by bringing an added dimension and real life insights to our teaching activities.


This guide has been designed to give you all the information you need when you start working at the School. Please click on the headings below for further information. If you can’t find the answer to your query here, please contact Rebecca Court or Rachel Ramsey in the Research and Faculty Office.

  • Guest Lecturers at LBS

    You will be working at the School as a self-employed consultant; whilst at the School, you can describe yourself as a Guest Lecturer. Contracts are normally offered on an academic year basis, and your Contract for Services will tell you which courses you will be teaching and the number of teaching points this equates to. Teaching points are used instead of hours worked because the School has a complex portfolio of courses, of many different types, sizes and lengths. Therefore, in order to provide a common currency, teaching loads are measured by a system of points, linked to work (or time) put in. You will be paid at a rate per point (plus VAT where applicable). This pay rate is determined annually by the Deputy Dean (Faculty). Payment is inclusive of travel, accommodation, grading (see the Grading fee section for information on a supplementary payment for bigger classes), examining and supervision of Teaching Assistant classes.

  • Immigration Information

    Non EEA citizens
    If you are a national from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) your appointment will be subject to us successfully obtaining a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship on your behalf or issuing you with a “Permitted Paid Engagement” letter. Please ensure you send back the necessary immigration documentation and supporting documents as soon as possible to assist us with this.

    You might need to pay a healthcare surcharge (called the ‘immigration health surcharge’ or IHS) as part of your immigration application. Migrants requiring a visa of less than six months will not be required to pay the healthcare surcharge but instead may access NHS services and will be charged at point of use. For further information click here 

    Please contact the Research and Faculty Office for further guidance.

    EEA citizens
    Until the terms of Brexit are agreed we do not know what the implications will be for people from the EEA working in the UK. As such, for the moment we will continue to follow the existing protocol. We will keep you up to date should circumstances change.

  • Your agreement with the School

    Your obligations to the School during the agreement are to:


    • Provide the Services with reasonable skill, care and attention

    • Keep the School informed of the progress of the work you are doing on all projects in connection with which you are providing the Services

    • Comply with all reasonable and lawful requests of the School and to work and co-operate with its personnel

    • Provide such facilities and equipment as may be necessary to enable you to carry out the Services

    • Comply with all reasonable standards of safety and comply with the School’s health and safety procedures from time to time in force at the premises where the services are provided and report to the School any unsafe working conditions or practices

    • Comply with the School’s policies and codes of practice from time to time in force on Inclusion and Diversity and Valuing Dignity at London Business School


    The School is under no obligation to provide you with work nor are you, as a consultant, obliged to perform work if it is offered. For information regarding termination of the agreement please see your contract.

  • Subject Areas

    London Business School has 7 subject areas and all lecturers are members of one of these areas. Each subject area has guest lecturers working in the department and you are invited to participate in the area seminars etc. Subject Areas have a team of support staff (faculty assistants) and a subject area manager who oversees the running of the department on a day-to-day basis.

    The subject area manager is responsible for planning the annual teaching schedule, coordinating teaching technology, ensuring course delivery processes are followed and that School policies are communicated and fully implemented amongst other things. Your subject area manager is your first point of contact for any queries you might have. If you are unable to come in on a teaching day due to sickness etc. please contact your subject area manager as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

    Each area also has a Chair, who is appointed by the Dean. This position rotates periodically between the Professors in the department. The Chair is responsible for coordinating teaching allocations, resources and recruitment; overseeing the area’s course syllabi; monitoring teaching performance and carrying out appraisals; and promoting the activities and profile of the subject area, both inside and outside the School.

    Accounting
    Chair: Professor Irem Tuna
    Subject Area Manager: Debbie Hughes

    Economics
    Chair: Professor Emre Ozdenoren
    Subject Area Manager: Eleanor Burke

    Finance
    Chair: Professor Suleyman Basak and Professor Narayan Naik
    Subject Area Manager: Eleanor Eiserman

    Management Science and Operations
    Chair: Professor Derek Bunn
    Subject Area Manager: Teodora Moneva

    Marketing
    Chair: Professor Rajesh Chandy
    Subject Area Manager: Elisabeth Hajicek

    Organisational Behaviour
    Chair: Professor Thomas Mussweiler
    Subject Area Manager: Ana Almeida

    Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    Chair: Professor Sendil Ethiraj
    Subject Area Manager: Sharon Wilson

  • Programmes

    The School offers eight post-graduate Master’s Degree programmes and one Doctoral programme. 2,000 degree students from over 100 countries are taught by us each year, and 10,000 executives attend our Open and Custom programmes organised by our Executive Education Team. We also run a highly successful PhD programme for the next generation of business scholars.

    The masters courses we offer are:

    Masters in Financial Analysis
    Masters in Management
    Global Masters in Management
    MBA programme
    Masters in Finance
    Executive MBA
    EMBA-Global
    Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy

    Further information about these programmes can be found here

  • School Committees and Administrative Roles 2017/18

    School Management
    Dean: François Ortalo-Magné
    Deputy Dean (Faculty): Madan Pillutla
    Deputy Dean (Programmes): Julian Birkinshaw

    Programmes
    Associate Dean, Degree Programmes and Career Services: Julia Marsh
    Associate Dean, Executive Education: Carlos Hornstein
    Chair, PhD Programme: Christopher Hennessy
    Chief Examiner: Bruce Hardie
    Executive Education Faculty Director: Costas Markides

    Academic Directors
    Leadership Programmes: Paolo Surico
    MIF & MFA: Chris Higson
    MBA & MiM: Bruce Hardie

    The School has a number of committees including: Governing Body, Executive Committee, Management Board and Faculty Board. For more information on how the School is run, please ask your subject area manager for a copy of the Standing Committee Handbook.

  • Research and Faculty Office

    Rosemary Vipond is the Director of the Research and Faculty Office and the department is divided into three main sections:


    • The Faculty Support Team provides the HR function for faculty, including the administration of the teaching points system, benefits, professional development and support in facilitating faculty performance reviews.

    • The Research Support Team supports the research activities of faculty with a particular focus on providing advice in obtaining external research funding.

    • The PhD programme team manage the day to day running of the PhD programme.


    If you have any questions about your contract or need any help from the School, please do not hesitate to contact us:

    Madeleine Law – if you belong to S&E, Finance, Accounting or Economics subject areas
    Sian Smith – if you belong to OB, Marketing or MSO subject areas)
    General enquiries

  • Starting at the School

    The Research and Faculty Office is required to hold documentary evidence on eligibility to work in the UK for all employees and contractors. Please visit the office in A316 before you start your teaching to meet with the Faculty HR team and to ensure that a copy of your passport and visa can be obtained.

    Your subject area manager will set up your School email address and advise you on how to get a swipe card in order to access the building. Either they or your designated Faculty Assistant will be on hand to help with any IT issues, to let you know about access to a hot desk and to introduce you to the members of your department and the rest of the faculty support team.

  • Practicalities of Teaching

    We use an online system called Canvas for students to view all the information relevant to the courses they are taking. Linda McBain from the Education Technology team will be in touch with you to talk you through the system and explain how you can upload your course outline and recommended reading etc for students to access in preparation for taking your course. In practice, your faculty assistant will look after all aspects of course administration and will be happy to work with you on the delivery of your teaching.

    The School has various guidelines regarding assessments, extensions and late penalties, grading, re-sits, scheduling and student feedback. Diana Favier, Senior Assessment Manager, will arrange a meeting with you to go through this, but if you have any questions, please contact the Assesment or the Academic Planning team

    Lecture theatres are fitted with state of the art teaching technology. All systems are integrated and can be fully controlled by the user from a touch panel at the teaching desk. The Support team are happy to provide one to one instruction in any aspect of the School’s AV. LT induction takes approximately 20 minutes. New lecturers are encouraged to take advantage of this and to book support in the theatre at the start of their classes. Please contact itfacultyhelp@london.edu with your request.

  • Teaching Evaluations

    Students are asked for their feedback at the end of each course regarding the quality of the course, the teacher's performance and the quality of student assessments. Teaching evaluation summary reports are then produced and sent to the teacher (with photocopies of each of the completed forms), and also to the Subject Area Chair, the Deputy Dean (Faculty), and the Research & Faculty Office. Evaluation scores for elective courses are made available to students within Canvas.

  • Invoices

    Invoices should be submitted once your teaching has been completed and the associated marking of coursework, or setting and marking of exams, has been completed. Please email your invoices to facultyhr@london.edu ensuring that you include the following information in order to avoid delays in payment:


    • Course code

    • Title

    • Your name (even if you are billing through a company)

    • The number of points you are billing for

    • The rate you are billing for

    • The dates the course ran


    This standard invoice template should be used. The School aims to settle invoices within 30 days of receipt. As a self-employed contractor, you will be responsible for making any income tax, National Insurance and Social Security contributions where applicable.

  • Grading Fee

    A supplementary fee will be paid to you for grading of core and elective classes where the classes have more than 30 students. This will be paid at the rate of £20 for each student in excess of 30 students for a 10 week course (and pro rata for longer or shorter courses). For example, on a 10 week course with 40 students you would be paid a grading allowance of 10 x £20 = £200. If you wish you can use a grader sourced internally at the School. If you do so, you must arrange payment of the grader via a timesheet which is countersigned by you and sent to the payroll team. If this cost exceeds the amount you receive in your supplementary fee, you must reduce your fees by the amount paid to the internal grader on your behalf. Alternatively you might decide to use a grader sourced externally, if so payment of any grading supplement will be made directly to you, and you will then be responsible for any payment made to the external grader, and for compliance with any tax, immigration or other statutory requirements in the use of such a grading resource. In all cases it is your responsibility to ensure the quality and completion of all grading whether you do it yourself or it is done by a grader.

  • Travel Information and Expenses

    Payment for teaching is inclusive of travel costs, unless you are assigned to teach in Dubai, New York or Hong Kong, in which case the School will pay reasonable receipted expense to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence relating to the trip up to a maximum of £5000 for Dubai and New York or £6000 for Hong Kong. Expenses should be submitted to the relevant Programme office within one month of completion of the trip.

    The School has a relationship with Key Travel and you are encouraged to use this company to book flights when travelling to teach on behalf of the School. Key Travel can also advise on visa requirements when travelling to these countries.

    The School has corporate rates available at the following nearby hotels: Danubius, Amba Marble Arch, The Landmark and Dorset Square Hotel. Please quote London Business School at the time of booking to benefit from these rates. There are also some rooms available at the School but these tend to book up very quickly. To find out about pricing and availability, please email bedrooms@london.edu

    For longer stays www.sabbaticalhomes.com has information regarding homes and apartments to rent on a short term basis in the local area.

    Please refer to the School’s Business Travel Policy and Procedure (available from the Research and Faculty Office) for more information.

  • Campus Information

    Cleaning: To request a cleaning service please email estates@london.edu

    Eating and Drinking: Catering outlets include: The Bite (next to Plowden reception), The Nash (ground floor A wing) and Café T, located in the Taunton Centre.

    Email Usage: The School does not carry out routine monitoring of email usage. However, if necessary, monitoring may be carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use of the London Business School Network which can be found on Portal (Home > IT Help > Information Security policies).

    Emergencies: Call 7999 to report any emergencies. This service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Fire procedure: If you discover a fire raise the alarm by breaking the red glass panel in one of the alarms. Once the fire alarm has been activated everyone must leave the building by the nearest signed exit and assemble at the designated assembly point. Please familiarise yourself with your nearest escape route and assembly area. The School’s Fire Policy is sent to you along with your contract. Please make sure that you have read it and understand the implications.

    Fitness Centre: Run by Nuffield Health and located in the Taunton building on B-2 Level, the Centre offers a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, treatment room and programme of fitness classes and is available for use by faculty, staff, students and contractors. You will need your swipe card to access the facilities.

    IT Assistance: For IT help, problems with access rights or passwords or assistance with technology in a Lecture Theatre please email itfacultyhelp@london.edu or call 7710

    IT Policies: There are a number of policies and procedures that relate to the use of IT and Information assets across the School available on Portal. You should make sure you are aware of these and understand their implications (Home > IT Help > Information Security policies)

    Health and Safety Policy: The complete policy and supporting guidance can be viewed under the Health and Safety section of the Portal. You have a duty to read all sections of the policy which apply to you and to ensure that you fully understand them and comply with the regulations while you are working on School premises or on School business. Please ensure you comply with all reasonable standards of safety and report to the School any unsafe working conditions or practices. Any breach of the regulations may lead to disciplinary action being taken. In case of doubt or for further guidance, contact the Research and Faculty Office.

    Library: Located in the Sammy Ofer centre, the Library is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Faculty may borrow up to 25 books at any one time. An inter-library loan request can be arranged if a book you need is not in stock.

    Lost, Found and Stolen Property: Should you lose, find, or have something stolen, please contact Security on 7888 or go to Plowden Security Desk.

    Portal: The Portal is the hub of the School’s intranet and is used widely by the whole School community. It provides a platform for learning and collaboration services visit portal.london.edu

    Room Booking: To book a break out room or meeting room go to lbsmobile.london.edu or email space@london.edu

    Swipe Card: You will be issued with a multifunction card which gives you access to the buildings and facilities.

    Switchboard: To contact the switchboard dial 0 from any internal telephone.

    WiFi: The School has a Wireless Network across the campus that offers two services – eduroam for permanent members of the School community and guestnet for visitors. Coverage is targeted to all public spaces, teaching areas and offices. Although the network is reliable, we would recommend that when teaching you make use of the wired network where possible.

In case of emergencies call 7999 at any time.