Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
25 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer 

Department     Marketing (
Faculty     Strathclyde Business School (
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No    126510
Reports To    Head of Marketing Department
Grade:    9
Salary Range:    £50,618 - £56,950
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 3 June 2018

Job Advert

Strathclyde Business School (SBS) in Glasgow is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to the Department of Marketing to join our existing team of academic staff. We wish to fill this role with a scholar who is committed to research and who possesses the ability to teach in any field of Marketing, although we are keen to hear from scholars with particular expertise in Digital Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Brand Management or International Marketing. 

The Department of Marketing runs a portfolio of specialist postgraduate programmes, in addition to a large undergraduate degree. It is part of the highly regarded Strathclyde Business School (SBS). The School was one of the first Business Schools to become triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and has recently been re-accredited by EQUIS for a 5-year period. 

Strathclyde Business School’s purpose is to engage with and have an influence on business, organisational and public life, questioning convention and solving problems of significance to contemporary society. The University has a strong record of engagement with industry, policy-makers, and not-for-profit organisations. Strathclyde received the THE awards for University
of the Year in 2012/13, Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013/14 and Business School of the Year in 2016/2017.

To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent qualification) in Marketing or related discipline, an excellent publication record and a track record of securing research funding. The ability to lead the design and delivery of a range of teaching programmes and to manage supervision to a high standard is also essential, as well as the ability to lead the development of a range of knowledge exchange activities. The successful candidate will have research interests which are consistent with the strategic direction of the Department.

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:

To lead a research programme of national/international excellence; to lead the design, development and delivery of a range of teaching programmes and undertake student assessment activities; to lead professional and knowledge exchange activities; and to carry out senior administrative tasks assigned by the Head of Department.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

1.    Lead individual and collaborative research activities, building on an established and distinctive programme of research and disseminating results through regular and sustained publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.
2.    Lead and secure, as Principal- or Co-Investigator, proposals to appropriate external bodies for research funding and manage grants awarded.
3.    Manage research groups as project leader, providing leadership, support and guidance to research staff and students and academic colleagues as appropriate.
4.    Lead and manage the design, development and delivery of a range of teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including leading curriculum review and enhancement activities, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
5.    Design and manage processes in relation to student assessment, examination and feedback activities.
6.    Lead the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing research and/or educational links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions.
7.    Carry out Department, Faculty and/or University senior administrative and management functions, for example by convening or participating in relevant committees.
8.    Contribute to the strategic development of the Department through, for example, developing new research directions and/or educational courses.
9.    Engage in continuous professional development.

Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)
E1 Good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent) in Marketing or related cognate discipline.


E2 A sustained track record of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence and a growing national reputation.
E3 Track record of applying for, and securing, research funding and managing research projects.
E4 Teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including experience of developing and managing large teaching programmes.
E5 Experience of supervising doctoral students, ideally to completion.
E6 Track record of wider academic and professional esteem.
E7 Track record in knowledge exchange related activities.

Job Related Skills and Achievements

E8 Research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the Department.
E9 Ability to play a senior role within an academic team environment and motivate and manage staff, with experience of leading teams of less experienced staff and research students.
D1 Proven staff, budget and project management skills.

Personal Attributes

E10 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.
Other Relevant Factors
D2 Membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (including the Higher Education Academy).

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information 

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Anne Marie Doherty, Head of Department of Marketing ( / 0141 548 5899).  

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found here.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Academic staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Pre-employment health screening 

An offer of appointment will be subject to a medical assessment by Occupational Health. An individual who accepts an offer of employment must complete a confidential medical questionnaire and forward it to the Occupational Health Nurse within 5 days of receipt. If further information is required the individual may be contacted by the OHN or a Medical Advisor and a personal appointment with the individual may be arranged. An unconditional contract of employment will not be issued until Human Resources receives confirmation that applicant is fit to undertake the duties of the post.


Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 29 June 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.