UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence for Business

Location
Bradford, West Yorkshire (GB)
Posted
07 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence for Business
University of Bradford
Bradford
£35,211 - £48,677 per annum
Ref: HR0081290

This is an exciting time to join the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Bradford. As a leader in teaching, research and knowledge exchange, we have more than 50 years’ experience of pushing the boundaries, regionally, nationally and internationally. We are proud to have ‘triple accreditation’ from the three leading international bodies, AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. We perform well in the Financial Times (FT) rankings and continue to build on our research strengths in readiness for REF 2020. Our activities cover a full spectrum of business disciplines as evidenced through our academic programmes at UG, PGT and PGR. We teach undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, deliver executive education and consultancy and create new knowledge through our research. We are passionate about Making Knowledge Work.

The Faculty is currently taking a leading role to influence the Artificial Intelligence direction for the University and the School of Management is committed to support this strategy with the appointment of a Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence for Business to contribute to research and teaching capability in this field. The successful candidate will join the Business Analytics, Circular Economy and Supply Chain (BACES) Research Centre which is newly established and is a key area of future growth and investment for the School. We have recently successfully established a MSc in Logistics, Data Analytics and Supply Chain (CILT and CIPS accredited) and two undergraduate programmes in BSc (Hons) in Management and Business Analytics and BSc (Hons) in Finance and Business Analytics. These programmes were co-designed with input from leading industry professionals and the School continues to build strong links with key partners such as like Fujitsu, Amazon and SAS. We are looking to maintain our growth in this area by recruiting skilled academic staff who can play a leading role in contributing to this ambition. 

The ideal candidate must possess a Doctorate in a relevant field and will be expected to have a research track record at 3* or 4* CABS journal level and continue to be research active with some grant capture activity and ambition.

The candidate will be expected to lead and contribute to the development and direction of Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics programmes at School and University level. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to digital learning, working closely with established partners and contributing towards the School’s leading FT ranked distance learning MBA programme. The candidate will possess quantitative analytical skills as well as have knowledge expertise covering key areas such as Artificial Intelligence for Business, Machine Learning and Big Data for Decision Making. Specifically, the candidate must have technical skill sets such as business data analytics, modelling and simulation and have prior knowledge of using relevant software packages and open source tools such as R and Python for teaching within a business and management context. 

The School is committed to providing support and development package for the successful applicant to transit from a more technical background to a business school community through mentoring by experienced academic colleagues and a clear development and progression process.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 August 2019.

The University of Bradford strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people of all ethnicities.