Academic Lead in Business and Management

University of Derby

Inspire, Innovate, Impact.

At the University of Derby, people are at the heart of everything we do. As a major, local employer we not only offer one of the region’s most competitive reward packages, but we are also constantly recognising and rewarding individual contribution, as well as helping to develop colleagues both personally and professionally. We take pride in being a really friendly, supportive and innovative workplace and we are genuinely committed to offering colleagues the opportunity to develop a fantastic, long-lasting career here with us.

We encourage applications from a diverse workforce who can help us achieve our desire to be the ambitious student’s natural choice for quality, support and achievement.

About the role

The University of Derby has an ambitious vision with high aspirations and is looking to recruit a full time Senior Lecturer (Academic Lead) to join the University of Derby Online Learning to shape and deliver online and blended learning programmes in business and management in collaboration with the Derby Business School.

The University of Derby Online Learning is a separate department of the University of Derby, dedicated to the needs of learners studying online. We have approximately 3500 online learners in a range of subject areas and have built a sector leading approach to online learning since the Departments inception in 2011. We develop and provide a range of qualifications focussed primarily on learners in the workplace including Degrees, short courses and massive open online courses (MOOCS). We have ambitions of providing doctoral programmes in the future. This is an exciting time for the department as we continue to see the benefits of the infrastructure we have developed for Online Learning. 

The role will primarily focus on the management within our Business and Management portfolio of programmes contributing to undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes such as the MBA as part of a team effort. Our programmes in business and management are designed to bridge the gap between education and employment, providing opportunities for learners to enhance their careers with relevant learning. We work closely with professional bodies such as the Chartered Management Institute, who accredit our undergraduate degree programme. This role provides an opportunity for the right individual to take forward the business and management portfolio and other online programmes, developing links locally, nationally and internationally for the benefit of the curriculum and our learners.

With significant success already achieved and our ambitious future growth plan, this an exciting and critical stage in our development and we wish to add further talent and experience to our award-winning team. The successful candidate will be a digitally literate, creative and innovative possessing a good degree, a PhD and a willingness/ ability to deliver research outcomes that will contribute to the REF through direct independent research or by collaborative engagement with other research activity within the university.


  • Accessible location; Derby is a thriving, multi-cultural city with easy access from any location within the UK
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Competitive, family friendly reward packages
  • Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Discount savings scheme and extensive staff discounts on accredited courses for yourself or family to study here at the University
  • Cycle2Work scheme and subsidised travel
  • Vast programme of training courses and secondment opportunities
  • Local recognition scheme

Application procedure

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