Vacancy Type/Job category
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick, Coventry
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
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
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.
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
• 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
• 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
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
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.
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)
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)
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 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
• 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
• 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.
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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.
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