Assistant Professor (72047-0922) . Job Reference: 1888041

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

October 19, 2022

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Academic

Department

Warwick Business School

Sub Department

Operations Group

Salary

Competitive Salary

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Permanent position, 1.0 FTE.

This post is also being advertised at Associate Professor level.

WBS is a research-led, triple-accredited university-based business school with a portfolio of world-class programmes.

We look for outstanding academics to join our faculty and are now inviting applications for Assistant in operations and analytics. We are particularly interested in empirically oriented applicants with a distinctive ability in using and analysing large datasets. Also, we will favour candidates who focus on organizational problems of contemporary relevance adopting a process perspective.

Applicants should have completed or be near the completion of doctoral studies in operations management or a closely related discipline. They should be able to pursue their own independent research, demonstrate the potential to publish in world leading journals in operations management and beyond, and be able to deliver excellent teaching in operations and analytics at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Analytics has been identified as a strategic area of growth for the School spanning various groups including operations, information systems, marketing, and behavioural science. This is therefore an excellent opportunity for candidates to both progress their career with one of the world's leading business schools, and to support the growth and development of the School's existing research and teaching portfolio in this area.

Successful candidates will join a growing group of scholars, who enjoy working together in a collegiate, supportive, and developmental environment. We are passionate about our research, teaching, and impact and engagement activities, and have built considerable reputation through publishing research in top journals. We are proud of a group culture based on a developmental, inclusive, supportive and positive approach, and one that values feedback, teamwork, transparency, and discussion. Our goal is to provide an excellent environment for positive, talented, and enthusiastic researchers to achieve career and personal goals.

We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Warwick Business School is committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

Interview Date: TBC.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

To publish research of international excellence, and teach on the range of high quality programmes offered by the School at undergraduate, specialised masters, doctoral and MBA levels.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Research and Scholarship

• Carry out independent research.

• Publish research outcomes in appropriate refereed journals of international standing, and publish and disseminate the results of research and scholarship in other outlets.

• Engage in external academic activities in accordance with the department's research strategy and which enhance the School's national/international research profile. Such activities may include, for example, delivery of research papers at conferences, membership of committees of academic bodies, external examining, participation in knowledge transfer, development of industrial links and other related activities.

• Encourage and work with other members of the Group/University on joint research activities (where appropriate) and contribute to relevant research seminars.

• Apply for research funds to the benefit of the individual's or others' research activity and the research standing of the University.

• Contribute to research grant applications to support research projects

Teaching and Learning Support

• Engage in teaching at all levels using relevant teaching methods, e.g. lectures, seminars, tutorials, etc, working as part of the teaching team. Please note that teaching on certain postgraduate programmes takes place outside of normal University terms and during some evenings.

• Maintain a broad knowledge of up to date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standard expected within a research-led University.

• Support and comply with the University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures, including the provision of such information as required by the School or University.

• Develop and apply appropriate teaching techniques and materials, (novel or innovative), which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students. This will include contribution to regular reflection on the enhancement of departmental curricula.

• Supervise research students subject to the usual University criteria, including where appropriate joint supervision.

• Supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA student projects, dissertations and, where appropriate, placements and field trips.

• Take responsibility for academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.

• Co-ordinate and undertake pastoral support for students within the programme, course or modules for which the post holder is responsible, liaising where necessary with other University agencies such as the Senior Tutor's Office.

Administration and Other Activities

• Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the department by performing administrative/departmental duties as allocated by the Dean or Head of Group.

• Act as a personal tutor for a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students, liaising where necessary with other University agencies such as the Personal Tutor's office.

• Provide leadership to those working within programme areas, as course leader or equivalent, by for example co-ordinating the work of others to ensure that courses are delivered effectively or organising the work of a team by agreeing objectives and work plans.

• Contribute to the management or monitoring of budgets (either project-based or departmental) and/or to the establishment and management of programme/departmental financial plans and budgets, in collaboration as appropriate.

The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list, but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be flexible in your duties, and to ensure compliance with health and safety and equal opportunities in all aspects of work.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Honours degree (2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (or near completion). (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to initiate, develop and deliver high quality research and to publish in appropriate leading journals. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 4

Evidence of ability in teaching e.g. able to use a range of delivery techniques to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 5

Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes, developing the curriculum and appropriate assessment techniques. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 6

Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to perform to required deadlines and to initiate, plan, organise and deliver programmes of work. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 8

Good interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to colleagues and different kinds of students. (a, c, d)

Essential Criteria 9

Willingness and ability to contribute as a good citizen and to undertake relevant administrative and managerial duties. (a, c, d)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

Warwick Business School (WBS) is a world-class business school at the heart of a world-class University, challenging assumptions and championing business as a force for good. From the pioneering research we undertake, to the students we help to shape, we are for the Change Makers who will impact the world for the better.

We were the first UK business school to be triple accredited by the major bodies (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) and our courses consistently rank highly (our Distance Learning MBA is first in the world, our Executive MBA is ranked first in the UK and sixth in the world, and our MSc Management is ranked first in the UK and ninth in the world).

However, we're more than our rankings and we're proud to be different. We're down to earth and approachable, and we want WBS to feel like home to our students, our staff and our alumni community. We look to provide a stimulating and fulfilling work environment for all. One where you will feel supported and encouraged to grow professionally; developing your knowledge, skills, confidence and career.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be Europe's leading University-based business school, developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business. This vision is supported by our three-fold mission:

1. To develop cutting-edge research that leads debate and deepens our understanding of the practice of business and management. 2. To provide a transformational learning experience, enabling our stakeholders to realise their full potential. 3. To work in partnership with policy and practice, both in terms of our research and teaching activities, to catalyse the impact of our work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our CORE values and driven by a commitment to a Change Maker mindset. We look for this shared commitment across our staff and student community.

• Change Makers see the bigger picture. Thinking beyond themselves and their environment, they're open to other viewpoints and consider the ripple effect of what they do on a personal, social, and commercial level. They're driven by having the biggest positive impact and a focus on the greater good. • Change Makers challenge the norm. Challenging the status quo and not just accepting things at face value is when real impact and change can be delivered. • Change Makers have the drive as well as the vision. It's one thing having a vision but having the drive and work ethic to realise a vision is another matter. Change Makers relentlessly pursue every possible solution in order to achieve their goals.

Our CORE Values

• Curiosity. We challenge, we embrace different perspectives, and we think creatively to build our future. • Openness. We're open to different perspectives, talking to stakeholders, listening to feedback, embracing change and pushing forward for the better. • Restlessness. We're not satisfied with standing still, and never stop looking for ways to improve. Constantly evaluating, we don't stop when we've achieved one thing; we use all of our initiative, drive and resourcefulness to achieve more. • Excellence At a world class university and a globally recognised business school, excellence is a given. There are no half measures at WBS.

Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.

We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages here.

The University of Warwick holds an Athena SWAN Silver award; a national initiative to promote gender equality for all staff and students. Further information about the work of the University in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk)

The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open, multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.

Right to work in the UK If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration system please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

19 Oct 2022

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The University of Warwick is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. The university was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education. The Warwick Business...