Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (E&R) in Operations Management/ Operations Research

Exeter, Devon (GB)
12 May 2021
End of advertisement period
28 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (E&R) in Operations Management/ Operations Research

Job reference: R74958

Application closing date: 28/05/2021

Research (Education and Research, permanent position)

University of Exeter Business School

Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SITE) department

Competitive salary and benefits package

The role

Within University of Exeter Business School (UEBS), the department of Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SITE) is committed to advancing theory and working with leaders and managers in organisations to achieve practical solutions to their most important issues. We seek to expand our team of outstanding researchers and teachers in quantitative Operations Management/Operations Research. We are looking to appoint at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. We hope to appoint faculty who will contribute to building on our current strengths within the field of quantitative Operations Management/Operations Research. Expertise in using R, Python and/or Databases for teaching would be an advantage.

About the SITE department

The Department of Science, Innovation Technology & Entrepreneurship focuses on how science and technology can help facilitate innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset. Members of the department conduct world leading interdisciplinary research around current business topics such as: digital economy, entrepreneurship, circular economy, ethical and sustainable innovation, simulation and analytics, network science, operations management, supply chain management, and the strategic implications of innovation. Research centers affiliated to SITE include: the Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM)Research Methods CentreInitiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX)Centre for Entrepreneurship, and Centre for Circular Economy. For more information please, click here.

The University of Exeter Business School

At University of Exeter Business School we have ambitious growth plans. Over the next five years we aim to increase international student numbers by more than 500. As well as expand the programmes we offer, we plan to grow new partnerships with businesses and international institutions and boost our reputation on a global scale. The Business School's growth in teaching and research is a priority for the University and we have significant investment to expand our offering so that we can achieve excellence as one of the leading Business Schools in the UK and the World.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Operations Management and/or Operations Research or a related area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research.
  • A track record in ABS3 and ABS4 rated journal publications, or demonstrate potential to do so.
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding.
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

For Senior Lecturer, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • A strong potential for research leadership.
  • A track record of published papers in ABS4 and/or ABS4* rated journals and success in significant grant capture.
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges.
  • Strong connections with business, government and/or civil society organisations.
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of these positions:

Indicate clearly in your application which level position you are applying for

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Professor Stephen Disney (email: S.M.Disney@exeter.ac.uk).

If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be assessed and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period. We reserve the right to close the application period as our needs require.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy please contact Ksenia Frolova at Ksenia.frolova@society-search.com

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