Lecturer in Operations Management

Job Summary

We are seeking a new academic colleague with expertise in Operations 

Management to join the People, Organisations and Management team within Aberdeen Business School. We offer a range of accredited Masters degrees, and contribute to the School’s range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. An AACSB accredited Business School, we are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, consistently maintaining one of the UK's best graduate employment records. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within an inclusive environment. 

This role offers opportunities for teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You might currently be in an academic or professional role with experience of teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision. You will be educated to Masters Degree Level and ideally possess, or be close to completing, your doctorate. Established membership and engagement with a relevant professional body is an expectation. 

We would particularly welcome candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: digitisation, climate change mitigation and environmental management (e.g. net zero/decarbonisation, food security, sustainable development), project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, quality management, health, safety and risk management. You need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities to ensure an excellent student experience. 

We are committed to promoting academic attainment and inspiring student employability and ambition. We are pleased to consider full and part-time applicants to work within our diverse and talented team based on our beautiful campus in Aberdeen. 

Informal enquires regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Prof. Zoe Morrison, Academic Strategic Lead, z.morrison1@rgu.ac.uk

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https://www.mygov.scot/basic-disclosure/

Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927 

Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296 

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience. 

Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which are required for the position. 

Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7 and Grade 8 criteria.  Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be found here.

Part-time applicants that will require sponsorship may be considered in line with UKVI sponsorship requirements. 


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - People, Organisations and Management 

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility 

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. Teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision with expertise in one or more of the following: energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, quality and environmental management health, safety and risk management. 


*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.), student supervision and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead. 

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials. 

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students. 

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas. 

*Participates in subject and course development. 

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of innovative and engaging delivery of teaching and learning. 

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

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience. 

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses. 

*Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School. 

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. liaison with professional bodies, support for accreditation activities, engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional). 

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF. 


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree 

Membership of professional body such as Association for Project 

Management, Project Management Institute, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Chartered Quality Institute. 


Previous teaching experience in an academic setting or commercial environment. 


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in related area. 


Understanding of professional accreditation of teaching and learning. 


Experience of commercial consultancy, training, research or employment in related areas. 

Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. 



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: 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. 

Behaviour 6: 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 


Salary:  £35,326 - £50,296 per year 

Position Type: Full Time, Permanent 35 hours per week 

​Closing date for applications: 30th January 2022.


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