Senior Lecturer in Project Management

Whitehaven, West Cumbria
24 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Project Management 

University of Central Lancashire – College of Business, Law and Applied Social Sciences, Leadership Hub

Ref: REQ002497

Hours: Full-time (1.0 FTE)

Basis: Fixed-term Contract for 3 years

Grade: I (£41,709 - £48,327)

Closing date: Tuesday 20th December 2016

Interview date: 10th -12th January 2017 (to be confirmed)

A variety of posts have been created at UCLan’s Westlakes campus to form an interdisciplinary team who will be involved in high impact outcome-orientated research, teaching, publication and knowledge transfer engaging with collaborating organisations in public, private and social sectors and dissemination at regional, national and international levels. 

These posts represent a unique opportunity to undertake a highly career-relevant job in a specific discipline in a wider, applied setting and be centrally involved in the design and implementation of the wider integrated research, dissemination and knowledge transfer programme as a member of one of the UKs largest universities. They have been created as part of a major investment by UCLan and the Samuel Lindow Foundation who are jointly developing a new initiative at the UCLan facility on Westlakes Science and technology Park near Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

Located in North West England, the West Cumbria area is a distinctive location with multinational high tech engineering and design companies and research facilities associated with the nuclear industry. Within this area of high landscape value there exists a rich heritage and social diversity and all of these issues have created significant issues in public policy and service design and delivery. UCLan’s connections with policy and practitioner organisations in all of these areas embed the researchers in powerful networks and give privileged access to original data and a publication programme including four seminars at Westminster in each year.

The Senior Lecturer in Project Management post will be located institutionally in UCLan’s Leadership Hub within the College of Business Law and Applied Social Studies. The post will focus inter alia on the delivery of a new ‘Project and Public Value Management 360’ CPD offer which the post holder will lead within UCLan’s Leadership Hub. Duties will also involve lecturing at all levels of the academic programmes in the School including Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and significant administrative, course development and course leadership responsibilities.

Experience of teaching in higher education in project management, business and leadership as well as course leadership experience in Project Management and/or related programmes are essential requirements for this position. The successful applicant must have a good honours degree in a relevant area and a PhD in a relevant discipline or substantial evidence of equivalent experience. A professional Project Management qualification and accreditation (i.e. APM) and evidence of REF-able or future REF-able publications in the area of project management, business and leadership are also required. 

Utilising excellent communication and presentation skills, the successful applicant will demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to teaching and be an effective networker. In addition, an ability to work to deadlines, take on extra responsibility and work well as part of a team are also core skills required for success in this post. 

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in UCLan’s campus on Westlakes Science and Technology Park near Whitehaven in West Cumbria.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quoting the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.