Lecturer in Management Science

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

Lecturer (2 posts)
Department  Management Science (
Faculty  Strathclyde Business School (
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No    127960
Reports To    Head of Department
Grade:    7/8
Salary Range:    £35,550 - £38,833(Grade 7)             £39,992 - £49,149 (Grade 8) 
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1
Closing Date    Sunday, 3 June 2018 

Job Advert

The Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde is seeking to recruit a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management Science/Operational Research (MS/OR). This post is designed to strengthen the Department's research base and contribute to the University's strategic ambition to be recognized as a leading technological university. The post-holder will be expected to be an accomplished researcher in MS/OR and able to contribute to the Department’s growing portfolio of research and teaching in the area of Analytics. We seek someone with a strong methodological specialism, the ability to translate theory to practice and with enthusiasm for MS/OR. 

The Department is a leading MS/OR department in the UK, part of Strathclyde Business School, one of the top ranking UK Business Schools. We have a strong reputation in both theory and collaborative research, with international industry partners such as Rolls Royce and Iberdrola. The Department runs popular Masters programmes in Data Analytics, Operational Research, Business Analysis & Consulting and FinTech, as well as having a strong Doctoral programme. MS/OR is a key area for the University in developing its Technology and Innovation Centre which links industry and public bodies with the University through programmes in Energy, Health & Wellbeing, Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Measurement Science & Enabling Technologies, Ocean Air & Space and Society & Policy. The University’s rapidly developing industrial research collaborations offer tremendous opportunities for MS/OR researchers.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Operational Research/Management Science or related discipline. They will also have the necessary skills and experience to contribute to a strong research and teaching profile and collaborate successfully with a range of colleagues. They will also have the appetite and ability to seek out and create collaboratively funded opportunities with industry and government. 

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:

To pursue a world-class research programme in a specialist area of Operational Research/Management Science which can contribute to the department’s growing portfolio of work in the area of Analytics; to engage in relevant professional and knowledge exchange activities; to design and deliver a range of teaching materials and undertake student assessment activities; and to carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of Department.

Main Activities/Responsibilities: 

1.    Engage in individual and collaborative research, establishing a distinctive programme of research and disseminating results through regular publications in high impact journals and conference proceedings.
2.    Lead new research activities, working collaboratively with departmental colleagues, to submit, as Principal- or Co-Investigator, proposals to appropriate external bodies for research funding and manage grants awarded.
3.    Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance.
4.    Contribute to the professional community through scholarly activities and seek opportunities related to the knowledge exchange agenda by, for example, establishing research and/or educational links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions.  
5.    Contribute to wider society by ensuring that research is embedded within societal challenges and to encourage and promote routes to impact. 
6.    Design and deliver a range of teaching materials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including contribution to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
7.    Undertaking student assessment and examination activities, including the provision of appropriate feedback to students.
8.    Carry out Departmental, Faculty and/or University administrative functions as required, for example through membership of committees and/or by acting as class/module/year co-ordinator.
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    PhD in Operational Research/Management Science or related discipline and a good honours degree;
E2    Strong theoretical and methodological foundations in a specific area of Operational Research/Management Science;
E3    Experience applying theory/concepts to practical problems;
E4    Relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels;

Job Related Skills and Achievements

E5    Relevant, high quality research publications in Operational Research/Management Science journals;
E6    Ability to contribute to high quality research and teaching  in the area of Analytics which is consistent with the strategic direction of the department;
E7    Potential to generate research income from funding bodies and industry;
E8    Potential to publish at top level in Operational Research/Management Science journals;
Personal Attributes
E9    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade;
E10    Collaborative and good initiative;
Other Relevant Factors
D1    Member relevant professional body

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 John Quigley, Head of Department 

Conditions of Employment

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

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.

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.


It is anticipated that the interview programme will be held over the course of 21 and 22 June. 

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.