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Assistant Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Heriot-Watt University - Marketing and Operations

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £36,023 to £54,395 Grade 7/8, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: 3366

Salary: 

Grade 7: £36,023 - £44,263;

Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum

The Marketing and Operations Department is seeking to appoint to an Assistant Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This role is ideal for an academic who aspires to work in an environment that allows them to combine practical experience with contemporary approaches to theory to bring the best ideas to their students. We are interested in applicants with a PhD (or who have submitted and are waiting to VIVA) and experience of postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.

In terms of teaching the successful candidate will be required to contribute and lead a range of postgraduate (PG) and undergraduate (UG) teaching, learning and assessment activities across our various delivery modes including our three global campuses, approved learning partners and online.  Experience with MBA students and online or distance-learning programmes would be an advantage as well as some professional experience.  Courses to be delivered include Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Green and Sustainable Logistics and Global Purchasing and Supply. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake teaching and assessment duties and if required leadership on academic programmes. 
  • Contribute to the content, design and delivery of the curriculum, and the quality of teaching and learning, in consultation with colleagues and within the international structures and mechanisms established by the University.  Review teaching design and delivery by obtaining and analysing feedback from students and peers. 
  • Mentor and supervise students, including PhD students, providing effective, well-documented and timely feedback, both formative and summative. Provide pastoral support, recognising when to refer a student for further support.  Play a key role in the delivery and support of an excellent student learning and living experience at HWU.
  • Develop the level of subject expertise in line with latest development in research, and ensure these developments are reflected in teaching materials and methods. 
  • Develop and maintain strong links with business and industry, external organisations, and the education sector.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues in the UK, at other campuses, and with external networks both for the exchange of information, to share learning, and to form relationships for future collaboration.
  • Undertake a proactive role in promoting and marketing the University, ensuring the effective recruitment of students and the achievement of recruitment targets.  Play a full role in Open Days and other student recruitment events.
  • Undertake leadership and administrative tasks associated with programme planning, preparation for examination boards and progression boards, etc, as instructed.  Participate in relevant committees. 
  • Undertake continuous professional development (CPD) and participate in staff development activities.

Education, Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should have a PhD in an appropriate discipline and possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to provide leadership learning, research, portfolio development and industry engagement. 

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on 14th of January 2024.  

Interviews are anticipated to take place W/C 29th of January 2024. 

Please submit via the Heriot-Watt on-line recruitment system:

  1. Cover letter describing their interest and suitability for the post;
  2. Full CV that includes the list of publications

Heriot-Watt University values diversity across our University community and welcomes applications from all sectors of society, particularly from underrepresented groups. For more information, please see our website https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/equality-diversity.htm and also our award-winning work in Disability Inclusive Science Careers https://disc.hw.ac.uk/ .

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