Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management​ 

Cranfield, Bedford
08 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management​ 

Organisation      Cranfield University
School/Department     School of Management
Based at     Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work    37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type    Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period   Fixed Term contract for 24 months
Salary    £41,770 to £46,560 per annum (with additional performance related pay up to £58,200 per annum)
Apply by   03/04/2018 

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) has long been recognised as one of the most established and prestigious business schools in the UK, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is a Financial Times top 40 school and is triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. It is known for its excellence in leadership development, its deep-rooted relationships with organisations of all kinds, and its focus on transforming learning and research into improved management practice.

Cranfield School of Management has a strong tradition in the area of Logistics & Supply Chain Management. The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is the largest Group within that School in terms of staff members. It is also one of the largest groups of faculty in Europe specialising in the management of logistics, procurement and supply chain management. The MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is one of the oldest Master programmes of its kind in the world (35 years anniversary in 2016) and it has the largest number of students in the School of Management. We have successfully launched an MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in 2016 and a new MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management programme at Oman in 2017. We also currently run various executive programmes in relation to logistics, procurement and supply chain management and we are now looking to appoint a new academic member to support their development and growth. Members of the Group are research active and their research interests include, inter alia, marketing logistics, inventory management, risk and resilience, reverse logistics, procurement, food and retail supply chains, agile supply chains, collaboration and relationships, sustainability, simulation and modelling, manufacturing supply chain. The members are actively publishing in top ranked logistics and supply chain management journals and are developing international thought leadership profiles in their particular fields. We are also very successful in research and consulting income generation and we run many projects funded by leading funding bodies and industry.

We have growth in our current activities and a faculty member is recruited to support this. The post involves a mixture of teaching and research activity.
Reporting to the Head of the Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group, you will already have a Doctorate (or be close to completion) in logistics, supply chain management or a related field.
You must also have a growing track record in teaching ideally in both graduate and executive education and you will have at least a developing portfolio with papers for submission to high-quality journals.

This appointment will be initially for two years with a possible option to be extended for one more year. This academic member will be expected to contribute to our core activities including the delivery of teaching in the UK and overseas.

We welcome applications from individuals across the logistics and supply chain management field and we are particularly interested for applicants with expertise in manufacturing supply chains, supply chain finance, warehouse design and supply chain analytics. 

Cranfield also values industrial experience and therefore candidates who have practical experience of working in logistics and supply chain management, or related business-to-business contexts are welcomed to apply.

Cranfield academics have a passion and enthusiasm for their subject area; they demonstrate a high level of analytical capability and the potential to produce publications in high quality journals. Working as an individual or part of the wider team they will have the ability to engage with staff of all levels supporting the senior management team to achieve the overall objectives of the group.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Michael Bourlakis, Head of the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Group (email:; phone: +44 (0) 1234758561). 

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