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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Business or Information System Management (Teaching & Research)

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £39,347 to £64,914 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th June 2024
Closes: 27th June 2024
Job Ref: 26730

Salary:

Lecturer grade F: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum

Lecturer grade G: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum

Lecturer grade H: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Closing Date: 27 June 2024

Information Systems and Operations is a vibrant community of scholars, researchers, and doctoral students. We are dedicated to advancing our field through cutting-edge research, education, and real-world impact. Our mission is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by promoting a comprehensive understanding of the constantly evolving field of information technology and operations management. Our vision is a future where organisations achieve unparalleled efficiency, sustainability, and competitiveness. This is made possible through the effective utilisation of information systems and the optimisation of operations, supply chains, and logistics.

Our research covers a wide range of areas such as the applications and impact of digitalisation, digital innovation and transformation, e-commerce, operations management and supply chain and logistics. We also offer a comprehensive suite of taught programmes in the aforementioned areas. These programmes are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen field. By integrating academic excellence with practical expertise, we ensure that our graduates are well-prepared for roles in information systems and operations management. For more information about the Group, please visit our website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business/information-systems-and-operations/

We are looking for candidates who are not only academically accomplished but also possesses a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students, helping them to realise their potential. We encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing team, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

There are 2 posts available, one at Lecturer Level and the other at Senior Lecturer level.

Successful Lecturer candidates will have a strong research trajectory in Information Systems and Operations with significant potential to generate research income, pursue impact activities, and to develop an international reputation. As a Lecturer in Digital Business, you will be responsible for undertaking research and teaching on topics such as digital transformation, e-commerce, benefits realisation, and the impact of emerging technologies (such as AI and metaverses) on business models. When it comes to Information Systems Management, we are looking for candidates at the intersection of business, analytics, and technology. We are in particular interested in active researchers in the areas of business intelligence/analytics, information systems management, impact of data on human behaviour, and decision-support systems in a business context.

Successful Senior Lecturer candidates will have an established track-record and experience, with an international reputation and standing, along with clear evidence of leadership and management experience in teaching and research.

We seek colleagues committed to the success and development of the Information Systems and Operations Group who will be good citizens that are willing to contribute to positions of responsibility within the Group and the School.

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets science. 

Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution and the Newcastle University Business School is home to 4000 students and is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This is testament to our reputation for our world leading Research and Teaching.

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website https://www.ncl.ac.uk/business-school/.

To apply please submit a covering statement and provide evidence of how you meet our essential criteria outlined in the person specification within the job description along with your CV.

For an informal, confidential conversation about any of these opportunities please contact our Subject Group Head, Professor Savvas Papagiannidis (savvas.papagiannidis@ncl.ac.uk).

The Role

You will contribute to the research profile of the Information Systems and Operations Subject Group in Newcastle University Business School by publishing in internationally recognised journals, demonstrating research impact, and securing external research funding. Additionally, you will develop and deliver programmes at Newcastle University Business School, ensuring an outstanding teaching experience for our students.

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic colleagues may be expected to perform.

Key Accountabilities

Teaching & Learning

  • To provide high quality teaching and learning and student support
  • Mentor and support students throughout their studies in the role of personal tutor
  • Set and mark assessment of modules in accordance with University standards and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Contribute to curriculum development
  • Ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research intensive, research excellent academic environment
  • Provide education for life, that engages, challenges and supports our students to discover and fulfil their potential both while they are studying with us and once they have graduated

Research

  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the subject area of Digital Business, Information Systems Management and Business Analytics
  • Contribute to the research profile of the Business School by publishing high quality outputs
  • Pursue external funding
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems and engage with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work
  • Supervise PGR (postgraduate research) students in a research-led university

Other

  • Contribute to the Business School Vision, Mission and Strategy
  • Operate as an active citizen in the Business School community
  • To have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility and sustainability
  • To support the Business School’s global activities and development
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks to support your area of teaching, and/or research, and/or engagement for example, recruitment or research team leadership
  • Take responsibility for a defined management or administrative role such as Module Leader, Year Tutor, Degree Programme Director, Research Director, Outreach Co-ordinator
  • Contribute to the Business School’s international, programme and professional body accreditations
  • Contribute to the wider work of the School, Faculty and University through input to project teams, working groups and committees

In addition, for Senior Lecturer Grade H:

  • As a senior colleague, make a positive citizenship contribution to the Business School community
  • To provide academic leadership to colleagues and students
  • To have responsibility for the design, development, implementation and administration of successful new courses
  • Attract as well as supervise PGR students in a research-led university

The Person 

The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification as outlined below.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Lecturer Grade F

  • Evidence or the potential to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students
  • Ability to deliver research-led teaching, making effective use of technology to enhance learning
  • Evidence or potential for internationalising the curricula
  • Ability to develop and secure research funding
  • Experience of or capability to publish international and world-leading research
  • Ability to engage with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research
  • Evidence of developing an international research profile
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the research of the Information Systems and Operations Subject Group
  • Ability to supervise PGR students
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary working
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills
  • Demonstration of successful team working
  • Personal resilience in a context of change and fast paced environment
  • Ability to contribute to the Business School Vision and Strategy
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and to ethics, responsibility and sustainability

Desirable

  • Experience of working in, or with, business, the third sector and/or policy 
  • Experience and expertise of business analytics and related topics in the context of, and in relation to, information system management 

Lecturer Grade G

In addition to providing evidence of your previous experience of the criteria above, to be considered for a Grade G Lectureship you must also meet the follow criteria:

  • A sustained international/established research and innovation profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publications
  • Evidence of developing and securing grant capture
  • A track record of engaging with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research
  • Evidence of effective use of disciplinary and proactive research and a developed international research profile
  • Evidence of your contribution to the Information Systems and Operations Subject Group 
  • Experience of attracting and supervising PGR students
  • Supervision of undergraduate and taught postgraduate students’ research projects
  • Substantial experience of designing and delivering high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities for students
  • Ability to undertake a management and leadership role
  • Evidence of active citizenship in the Business School community

Senior Lecturer Grade H

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F/G to be considered for a Grade H Lectureship you must also meet the follow criteria:

  • Evidence of experience of leading and delivering holistic, integrated programme-level design of learning, teaching and assessment strategies, to deliver learning opportunities that engage, challenge and inspire our students
  • Evidence of a sustained international research and innovation profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publications
  • Evidence of skills in organisation and leadership necessary for undertaking a management and leadership role in the School
  • For those applying for the Business Analytics post, evidence of research in the area of business analytics and related topics in the context of, and in relation to information system management

Qualifications

Lecturer Grade F

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (digital business, information systems management and business analytics)
  • PhD (or equivalent) at or near completion (strictly within three months of submission at time of application) in a relevant subject (digital business, information systems management and business analytics)

Desirable

  • A relevant Professional Body Membership as appropriate to the subject area 
  • HE teaching qualification (or equivalent experience) 

Lecturer Grade G

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • Completed PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (digital business, information systems management and business analytics)

Senior Lecturer Grade H

In addition to meeting the criteria for the Lecturer Grade F/G candidates must also meet the following criteria:

  • HE teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)

Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.

At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.

In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26730

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