I am invited to an interview for a Lecturer (Teaching) position in a (very prestigious both research-and-teaching-based) UK institute. The duty and the responsibilities noted in the job ad clearly target teaching without saying anything about research, say,
Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of ... has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Lecturer (Teaching) in ... positions to help support the teaching & assessment and supervision of projects across both Undergraduate and Post Graduate Taught courses with a strong emphasis on developing and delivering innovative teaching strategies and enhancing the student experience.
Teaching duties include organising and running taught modules, lecturing, setting up and running laboratory/practical classes, holding personal tutorials with tutees, the setting and marking of exams and coursework, as well as supervision and marking of project work.
The post-holder should have a Degree in Computer Science or related field, along with a range of teaching experience. They should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding across a range of core computer science subjects as well as demonstrate an interest and understanding in scientific research.
As a general question, could such a Lecturer (Teaching) be potentially able to get through the same path similarly to a Lecturer to eventually become a tenured personnel who both teach and does research (promoting from lecturer, to senior Lecturer, to reader, and finally to professor)? Or a Lecturer (Teaching) is supposed to always be only involved in teaching stuffs?
You may say that I better ask this question from the panel in the course of interview. However, I am afraid if my question's answer is an obvious NO, they may already tag me as a not-the-best-fit candidate. So, I am essentially seek some advice on the potential career path of a Lecturer (Teaching) in that whether such a path can, at some point, intersect with research.