Vacancy Type/Job category
£43,414 - £51,805 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Full Time, Permanent
WMG is a global venture and provides innovative solutions to industry, having
an international reputation supporting some of the most advanced research,
development, and education programmes in the world.
Underpinned by the quality of its research, WMG offers a wide range of MSc
courses for full-time students and for company-based senior managers such as
Airbus, AstraZeneca, and Lloyds Banking Group. We have extensive collaborative
partnerships around the world and teach programmes in international centres
across Europe and the Far East.
As part of our continuing expansion and development we are looking to
strengthen our team by recruiting an Assistant Professor in International
Business. This role will cover all aspects of International Business,
including international business development through collaborations, mergers
and acquisitions, with a specific focus on the associated operational
practicalities of strategy implementation, at postgraduate and post-
You will be involved in the design, organisation, delivery, management, and
administration of teaching programmes up to MSc level, in addition to the
supervision of Project Students up to Doctoral level (depending on
qualifications) in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment. There will
be some requirement to teach overseas.
You should hold an Honours degree (or higher qualification) in an
international business-related discipline and have practical experience of
carrying out business internationally or working in an international
You will also need to be versatile, possess excellent communication and
presentation skills and be able to operate in a flexible team environment. In
return we can offer a dynamic and challenging environment at the interface
with industry, and an opportunity to teach leading edge courses in the UK and
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional
profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development
of its teaching and learning activities. In return we will provide a great
range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday
plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide
range of products and services, and excellent learning and development
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We
currently hold the Athena SWAN Sliver Award and the University of Warwick
holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognises the
advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for
all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities
including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and
onsite childcare facilities. 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.
Interview Date: TBC
To undertake high quality teaching, provide academic leadership and supervise
modules in International Business and to develop and enhance the reputation of
International Business teaching and learning at WMG, both internally and
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching and Learning Support
1. To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and
deliver International Business education/ teaching across a range of modules.
2. To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
3. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as
4. To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and
contribute to continuous improvement of International Business teaching and
5. To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and
6. To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely and
worthwhile feedback to students.
7. To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using
the appropriate media.
8. Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a
course, module, programme, etc).
9. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students
to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
Research and Scholarship
1. To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner
research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply
knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice
within the teaching team.
2. Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
3. To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of
Administration and Other Activities
1. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example
may contribute to student recruitment, facilitate outreach work and build
relationships for future activities.
2. To act as a personal tutor and where necessary be responsible for the
pastoral care of students within a specified area.
3. To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
4. To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as
appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the
faculty and the University.
5. To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-
6. Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where
appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
7. Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited
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 or equivalent (2.1 or above) in a relevant field (a, c)
Essential Criteria 2
Masters qualification in a relevant field (a, c)
Essential Criteria 3
Significant proven experience in academic and/or industrial teaching in the
area of International Business, with a focus on its practical application, to
enable effective teaching, the development of new knowledge and understanding
within the field (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to
complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post (a, c)
Essential Criteria 5
Significant proven experience in designing teaching materials in International
Business (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Proven experience of project supervision and/ or mentoring of professional
staff (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of the learners and
familiarity with strategies to promote learning (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 8
Experience or a willingness to use e-learning technologies to engage learners.
Essential Criteria 9
Understanding of diversity equal opportunities as they may impact on areas of
teaching (a, c)
Essential Criteria 10
Effective engagement and facilitation skills with proven ability to quickly
gain credibility and competence (a, c)
Essential Criteria 11
Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute
positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work
independently (a, c)
Essential Criteria 12
Good interpersonal skills; the ability to relate well to colleagues and
different kinds of students' (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 13
Engaged in continuous professional development (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
A relevant doctoral qualification (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Understanding of scholarly activity within International Business education/
general education (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Experience of teaching and learning administration (a, c)
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