Professor/Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
14 Sep 2022
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09 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor/Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Business and Law

Ref: BAL/22/13370

Salary: Competitive

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Grade: 8 or 9

Closing date: 09/10/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Type: Full Time

Northumbria is a research-intensive modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Ranked in the UK top 50 (Guardian University League Table 2022 and Complete University Guide 2023), Northumbria recorded the biggest rise of any UK university for research power in the Research Excellence Framework for the second time in 2021 and is now rated within the top 25 in the UK.

At Northumbria, we embrace tomorrow. We pursue new thinking, forge new partnerships, create and exchange new knowledge, and find new solutions. Our inspirational academics, partners and students work together to tackle tomorrow’s challenges head on. We are ready for the future whatever it may hold. We are looking for future colleagues that share our ambition.

The Department of Marketing, Operations and Systems (MOS) contains around 60 academic staff, with expertise spanning areas of analytics, operations, supply chain and various aspects of marketing. We have an established portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes across all of these areas, many of which are also delivered at our London and Amsterdam campuses and with partners further afield.

We boast an energetic research community promoting collaboration and providing excellent support for research and knowledge exchange activity. We pride ourselves on our close links with industry, both regionally and internationally, and with influential professional bodies such as CILT and CIPS. Across Business and Management, we were ranked 9th for research power In the 2022 Research Excellence Framework, with 78% of our research impact rated very considerable (3*) or outstanding (4*) 

We are looking for candidates with expertise in teaching and research, with particular interests in operations and supply chain management. You will contribute to research informed and technology enabled learning and teaching on our contemporary suites of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and you will receive significant support to progress your own research projects, collaborating with others in the department where appropriate. As a Professor / Associate Professor, you will contribute to the Department’s Leadership team with responsibility for a particular portfolio of departmental activity, and mentor other academics in developing their research profile.

To contribute across all areas of the department’s activity, the successful candidate will be able to evidence:

  • Expert specialist knowledge with a doctorate in a relevant subject area;
  • Excellence in the design, delivery, assessment and evaluation of high-quality teaching and learning practice;
  • High-quality research outputs and a track record of income generation that aligns to the department’s expertise;
  • Leadership experience across research and / or education portfolios.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr David Hart, Head of Department at or Dr Alireza Shokri, Head of the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Subject Group at

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all documents into a single file.

Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 137 countries. Putting students at the heart of an outstanding experience, and with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships, Northumbria is a new kind of excellent university.  Discover more about us

Northumbria University is a great place to work.  We empower our exceptional people to achieve shared ambitions and promote a positive work life balance.  To say thank you, we offer a wide range of benefits including excellent pension schemes, flexible working, a generous holiday entitlement, continued commitment to your learning and development and more.

We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff.  We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community.  The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.  

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about Relocation Assistance

Please note this vacancy will close on 09/10/2022