Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operations & Systems Management

University of Northampton

Following several years of strong domestic growth and international expansion, the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) at the University of Northampton wishes to appoint an innovative academic in the department of Business Systems & Operations to extend our team. The successful candidate can expect to teach and supervise across undergraduate and postgraduate levels (including delivery overseas) and to contribute to the extension of technology enhanced learning across our portfolio. The successful candidate will be expected either to maintain a record of published research output, and/or demonstrate an equivalent industrial experience to make a significant contribution to securing and delivering financially sustainable enterprise activity.

Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s or PhD qualification in the field of Business Systems & Operations. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in two of the following areas: Project Management, Information Systems, Technology Management, Procurement & Finance. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), a recognised HE teaching qualification, or a commitment to achieve Fellowship in an agreed timescale is essential. A Doctorate in the discipline is highly desirable.

The successful applicant can expect to teach across a range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK and abroad. It is highly likely that this post will involve collaboration with international partners and/or international travel.  Experience of module leadership, distance learning and learning technologies, in addition to practitioner experience to complement academic credentials, would also be strongly advantageous.

We are ambitious, externally facing and engaged in a wide and growing range of enterprise, social enterprise, corporate education and training and applied research activities. We offer a pleasant, supportive working environment; moreover, you will be part of a continuing success story and will share in the accolades that follow.

Interview Date: Thursday 19 April 2018

The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. To augment this approach further we have adopted an ‘Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency. Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

This is an exciting time to join our University as we prepare to relocate in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model.  We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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