Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Simulation (R220412)

Aston University

United Kingdom

July 31, 2022


Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Simulation Aston Business School Location: Aston University Main Campus

Salary: £34,304 to £60,022 per annum Grade: Grade 08 Contract Type: Continuing

Basis: Full Time Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 31 July 2022 Interview Date: Monday 22 August 2022 Reference: R220412 Release Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Aston Business School is a triple accredited University (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA) and a leading UK University for academic research (REF2021 rated 79% of Aston's research as ‘world leading' or ‘internationally excellent' and 74% of research impact as ‘very considerable or ‘outstanding'). Aston prides itself on excellent teaching and business engagement. We are one of the few UK institutions with the Small Business Charter's Gold Award. In 2020 we were The Guardian's University of the Year and the THE's Entrepreneurial University of the Year. We were shortlisted for THE's University of the Year in 2021-22 and are in the QS Top 500 World University Rankings in 2022.

The Operations and Information Management Department (OIM) has three teaching groups: Global ICT/IS Management, Business Analytics, and Operations Management. In addition, we have four research centres: Advanced Services, Cybersecurity, Circular Economy, and Crisis Management. We are currently launching another in Applied Business Analytics.

The Operation Management Group specializes in people, process and technology improvement in all areas of operations and supply chain management and strategy. Teaching interests spill over into research centres across the University and beyond.

We are currently looking for simulation specialists in operations and supply chain management with skills, experience and knowledge in traditional methods of simulation (e.g. agent-based, continuous, and discrete-event), real-time simulation (e.g. digital twins and business analytics), digitalization of business process and data (e.g. digital dashboards and real world problem solving).

There is a thriving teaching and learning, business engagement and research culture in the OIM Department, which has a strong reputation for being rigorous, relevant and entrepreneurial. We support participation in international conferences, teaching innovations (e.g. serious game development) and supervision of PhD/DBAs, and we encourage business engagement and corporate client opportunities (e.g. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships).

As part of our growth strategy we are seeking inspirational and highly motivated individuals to contribute to the development of the Department's research, teaching and learning activities. We welcome discussions with prospective candidates who have interests in specified areas of simulation (see further details). We are also keen to discuss new ideas in order to strengthen our research, complement our business support provision and innovate our teaching and learning activities.

You will have a good first degree in business, management, engineering, computer science, or equivalent, as well as a higher degree in a relevant academic discipline (e.g. operations research, business analytics, industrial engineering, etc.). You must also be able to demonstrate an established or emerging path of research with links to teaching and learning, and engagement with external stakeholders. We are especially looking for people with a ‘hands-on' and ‘can-do' attitude. The University actively supports and finances academic and entrepreneurial spin-offs.

This post is being offered as a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in simulation for operations and supply chain management. You will be appointed at a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level depending on your qualifications, skills and experience.

The post is available to start as soon as possible.

Aston Business School is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter https:// www. ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognized by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter https:// www. ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https: // www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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Aston University is a leading public research university in the UK. Established in 1966, The university campus is located on a green 60 acre, self-contained site in the center of Birmingham. Aston University is an internationally acknowledged center for education...