Lecturer in Strategy / Operations

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,322- £49,553 (Grade 6)
May 11, 2021
End of advertisement period
Jun 06, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

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We are looking to appoint on our Learning and Teaching or Research pathway. The successful candidates will play a significant role in supporting and developing the delivery of strategy/operations and related subject areas within the Strategy, Operations, and Entrepreneurship Subject Group. The posts will contribute to the ongoing development and delivery of our portfolio whilst supporting our ambitious growth plans.

Having a shared interest between strategy/operations and our developing niche interests in logistics and supply chain analytics, sustainability, ‘business for purpose’, and data-driven decision making, would be beneficial. Ideally, we are seeking two posts in the area strategy/business for purpose, and one post operations/data-driven decision making.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’ (Guardian Good University Guide 2021) and the number one university in Edinburgh for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2020).

A truly international community of practice, the School is one of the largest Business Schools in Scotland and offers expertise, teaching and research across: Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, Marketing, Tourism, Hospitality, and Festival & Events Management.

Our industry links are second to none and we have developed excellent connections with the corporate community and organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, and the Chamber of Commerce. We also act as official advisers to the Scottish Government.

We are proud of our research and knowledge exchange activities, and their impact in society. We develop graduates who are highly valued by employers, and we add value to the communities in which we serve. To learn more about our Business School, watch this short video

The role 
You will join the Strategy, Operations, and Entrepreneurship Subject Group under the leadership of Professor Brian Howieson. This ambitious, growing team consists of academics on Enterprise, Learning and Teaching, Professional Practice, and Research pathways who make significant contributions across all strands of endeavour. Your contribution on the Learning and Teaching or Research pathway will be in the area of strategy/operations.

We particularly welcome applicants with related industry experience and/or professional body engagement. You will have the opportunity to influence the direction of our curriculum going forward and become involved in both module and programme leadership. We have a diverse and vibrant curriculum. It is expected that you will contribute to our international deliveries in, for example Hong Kong and Singapore. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our growing Global Online Portfolio.

You will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student-centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice, within your assigned areas of responsibility. You will also be required to conduct individual and collaborative research projects, contributing to the research profile within your School.

Who we are looking for
In addition to the role profile, (click here to view) the following criteria are essential:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience to support and develop high quality teaching/learning and research projects 
  • Demonstrable evidence of teaching specialisation/experience aligned to strategy/operations area. 
  • Commitment to supporting international and online delivery 

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