Senior Lecturer - Operations Management (Academic Team Lead)

Job Summary

We are seeking a new academic colleague to work with the Academic Strategic Lead to continue the development of The People, Organisations and Management team within Aberdeen Business School. We offer accredited Masters degrees, and contribute to a range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within an inclusive environment that benefits from the diversity of our students and our colleagues. 

This Senior Lecturer role has line management responsibilities and offers opportunities for enhancing our teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will currently be in an academic role with experience of teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision. We are looking for subject expertise in areas such as energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, health and safety management, quality and environmental management. We would particularly welcome candidates with an active interest in innovative pedagogy and inspirational approaches to student employability, student engagement, learning enhancement and work-based learning. 

You will be educated to Masters’ Degree Level and will possess a relevant PhD. We offer professionally accredited degrees with a focus on student skills and employability and you will be required to liaise effectively with a range of subject specialisms. Established membership and engagement with one or more relevant professional bodies would be highly advantageous, including for example the Association for Project Management, the Project Management Institute, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, the Chartered Quality Institute. 

Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities and providing excellent student care. We are committed to promoting academic attainment and inspiring student ambition. 

Informal enquires regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Zoe Morrison, Academic Strategic Lead,

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

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. 


Job Description

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

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Line management responsibility for department members. 

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses. The successful applicant will have 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 and safety management, sustainability. 


•  Recognise the importance of the need to maintain the highest quality of delivery and student performance in line with the University Academic Quality Standards. 

•  Engage in recruitment and promotional activity for all courses within his/her remit and be responsible for the overall student learning experience of these students.

•  Work with Academic Strategic Lead in setting target numbers for admission to courses and work with Marketing and Admissions to ensure that these are achieved. 

•  Line management responsibility for department members identified by The Academic Strategic Lead. 

•  Acts as “Team Leader” for a suite of courses within the Department, ensuring there is on-going liaison with all those involved in its delivery, including staff in other Schools/Faculties. Communication and liaison with Module Co-ordinators responsible for teaching is of prime importance. 

•  Ensures, in liaison with the Academic Strategic Lead, that appropriate arrangements/resources are in place for the delivery of courses within the Department (Moodle, timetabling, teaching, library etc.) with the aim of providing a positive learning environment for students. 

•  Ensures that approved course documentation is up-to-date. 

•  Ensures that the discipline specific courses conform to the Accreditation arrangements of the relevant professional bodies and that these accreditations are maintained. Oversees the effective implementation of the University’s quality assurance and annual monitoring processes including: Annual appraisal; Analysis of student questionnaires; Circulation of and response to External Examiners’ Annual Reports; Participation, as required, in quality assurance events e.g. Institution-Led Review, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body events. 

•  Ensures that sufficient and appropriate External Examiners are appointed and provide the central point for communication/liaison with them. 

•  Undertakes various committee responsibilities e.g. is a member of the 

School Academic Board, will normally act as Convener of the Programme Management Team, is a core member of all relevant Assessment Boards and inputs as appropriate to Staff/Student Liaison and employer/Industrial Liaison. 

•  Deals, as appropriate, with cases of suspected misconduct and student appeals. 

•  Oversees the processing of agreed Course changes and developments, ensuring appropriate consultation with colleagues, External Examiners, students, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies, etc. 

•  Ensures there is appropriate on-going employer/industrial/professional liaison, often acting as the main point of contact with external stakeholders e.g. Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies. 

•  Produces academic research by publishing in appropriate academic 

journals relevant to the activities of the department

•  Provides research mentorship to more junior staff members 

•  Seeks out and secures appropriate research funding 

•  Responds to calls for commercial training and education opportunities and is responsible for delivering quality programmes 

•  Other senior lecturer responsibilities as required. 


Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree and PhD in related discipline. 

Teaching qualification (e.g. Fellowship of Advance HE) 

Membership of one or more professional bodies 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. 

Independent research profile with a track record of peer-reviewed publications 


Subject expertise in one or more of: energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, health and safety management, quality and environmental management.


Experience of research or employment in related areas. 

Teaching experience in an academic setting. 

Track record of successful supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students 




Knowledge of professional accreditation of teaching and learning. 


Line management experience. 

Track record of securing research funding. 

Experience of commercial delivery of business consultancy and/or learning and development interventions. 


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: Team Development - Experience of providing advice or guidance to new starts delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities  

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards  

Behaviour 4: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum 

Behaviour 5: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others 

Behaviour 6: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress and dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters  

Salary:  £51,799 - £60,022 per year. 

Position Type: Full Time, Permanent, 35 hours per week

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2022.


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