Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Engineering Project & Operations Management

Birmingham City University - Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)

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Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham at the City Centre Campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in the growth in our academic portfolio alongside our sustained advancement in research activity, the School continues to be ambitious in its strategic vision and seeks talented individuals to join our team. For example, our school is recognised as one of the country's leading schools for the Built Environment and is ranked at 11th in the Guardian’s 2018 League Table for the Built Environment.

We invite applications to join our team in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. The role will involve delivery of our project management and logistics suite of programmes. You will join a strong team delivering successful, professionally accredited, postgraduate programmes in the Centre of Engineering. You will be required to deliver face-to-face also online sessions by distance learning. We are a practice-based school, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

We seek an individual capable of teaching and undertaking research aligned to the research activities of the school that cut across engineering and the built environment which support the themes of advanced project management, logistics, supply chain management, operations management, procurement & contract law, resource management and research methods. In addition, you will be expected to supervise master’s level projects.

You will be responsible for:

  • Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as required.
  • Pursuing research leading to high quality publications
  • Seeking external funding for research
  • Supervising higher degree students
  • Contributing to curriculum development
  • Addressing the pastoral needs of students
  • Participating in academic-related administration

You should have:

  • A good first degree and post-graduate degree in the subject (or related discipline)**
  • Recent industry or equivalent academic experience
  • The potential to develop and sustain externally funded research work
  • The potential or track record of publishing in high quality refereed journals
  • The ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • The ability to build collaborative internal and external relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of successfully working as part of a team.

Applicants should apply by completing their online application, uploading a full CV and a covering letter highlighting their motivation for working with BCU, their areas of expertise and their ambitions. We also advise applicants to remove personal details from these documents, to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

Please contact the Head of School, Professor Gareth Neighbour (gareth.neighbour@bcu.ac.uk) for further information.

Candidates with a PhD. are strongly preferred, but posts at Assistant Lecturer, candidates may submit a research proposal for internally supported part-time PhD.

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