Principal Lecturer - Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Management - RGU05795

The Robert Gordon University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:£53,353
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Job Description

We are seeking a new academic colleague to join us as Principal Lecturer for our Procurement and Supply Chain and Operations Management (PSCOM) team.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is an innovative, inclusive and impactful organisation, delivering a high quality vocational education, sustained by a combination of academic and professional colleagues. As a result, the University has a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers. Aberdeen Business School (ABS) was named Business School of the Year 2020 (THE Awards 2020) and is also accredited by AACSB International (AACSB), an accolade achieved by only 5% of global Business Schools.

The Principal Lecturer role has line management responsibilities. An important aspect of the role is supporting development of the PSCOM team. This team is responsible for the design, development, delivery and assessment of the MSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management, that is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). As well as provision of the modules on this course, the PSCOM team deliver modules to students on a number of Postgraduate and Undergraduate courses in ABS as well as undertaking some teaching for commercial clients.

Principal Lecturer duties include: course management, course marketing, leading on course development activity, oversight of the annual course appraisal process, liaison with relevant professional bodies and external examiners, monitoring of student feedback and performance, chairing appropriate Programme Management Team meetings and contributing to School Academic Board meetings, leading on course enhancement projects, preparing quality assurance documentation and leading student liaison activity. The Principal Lecturer engages in recruitment and promotional activity for courses in their remit. A significant aspect of the role is the line management of academic staff members (Grade 8 and below) as delegated by the Academic Strategic Lead (ASL).

You will be educated to Master's Degree Level and currently be in an academic role with experience of teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision. Possession of, or be close to completing, your Doctorate and having established membership and engagement with professional bodies CIPS or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport would both be highly advantageous. Informal enquiries regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Jane Innes, ASL, [email protected] NOTES: This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit: https: // www. Grade 9 Salary Scale: £53,353.00 - £61,823 GBP per year. Salary on first appointment is normally to the bottom of the scale, although in exceptional circumstances an appointment further up the scale may be considered.

You will also have the opportunity to work from home for a portion of the working week, but you must be in a position to deliver teaching on campus to meet the requirements of the course. You will benefit from a generous pension scheme, 46 days annual leave (including statutory holidays and Christmas closure) an onsite nursery and sports centre as well as a range of voluntary health and travel benefits.

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RESPONSIBLE TO: ASL – People, Organisations and Practice RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supervisory responsibility, including for lecturing staff (Grade 8 and below), as identified and delegated by the ASL.

PURPOSE OF THE POST: To oversee the operation, monitoring and on-going development of Procurement and Supply Chain and Operations Management provision within ABS.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Supervisory responsibility. This post recognises the importance of the need to maintain the highest quality of delivery and student performance in line with University Academic Quality Standards.

You will engage in recruitment and promotional activity for the MSc Procurement and Supply Chain Management and will be responsible for the overall student learning experience. The Principal Lecturer works with the ASL and Dean of School as well as the MSc PSCM Course Leader in ensuring target numbers for admission to the course are achieved, working in collaboration with Marketing and Admissions. An overview of the established activities relating to this role is provided below: • Course management and development working in conjunction with the MSc PSCM Course Leader. • Acts as “Team Leader” for Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations Management provision ensuring there is on-going liaison with all those involved in delivery, including staff in other Departments. • Undertakes line management duties as appropriate, delegated by the ASL. •Communication and liaison with the MSc PSCM Course Leader as well as Module Co-ordinators responsible for Procurement and Supply Chain teaching on the MSc PSCM and other relevant courses is of prime importance • Inputs, as appropriate, to recruitment, marketing and admissions • Ensures, in liaison with ASL, that appropriate arrangements/resources are in place for the delivery of the MSc PSCM (Moodle, timetabling, teaching, library and other support functions) with the aim of providing a positive learning environment for students • Ensures we comply with appropriate accreditation requirements • Ensures that approved Course documentation is up-to-date. • Oversees the effective implementation of the University's quality assurance, and annual monitoring processes including: - Annual appraisal; - Analysis of student questionnaires and student feedback; - Student liaison; - Circulation of and response to External Examiners' Annual Reports; • Participation, as required, in quality assurance events e.g. Institution-Led Review, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body • Ensures that sufficient and appropriate External Examiners are appointed and remains the central point for communication/liaison with them. • Undertakes various committee responsibilities e.g. is a member of the School Academic Board, will normally act as Co-Convener of the Programme Management Team, is a core member of all relevant Assessment Boards and inputs, as appropriate, to Staff/Student Liaison and Employer/Industrial • Deals, as appropriate, with cases of suspected misconduct and student appeals. • Oversees the processing of agreed Course changes and developments, ensuring appropriate consultation with colleagues, External Examiners, students, Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body, • Ensures there is appropriate on-going employer/industrial/ professional liaison, often acting as the main point of contact with external stakeholders e.g. Professional, Statutory and Regulatory • Undertakes duties where approved academic collaboration exists including ensuring that there are contracts and agreements in place. • Undertakes the quality assurance procedures required in respect of collaboration agreements and partnerships. • Ensures there is health, safety and risk assessment monitoring where appropriate g. for placements, practical activities, fieldwork etc. • Involvement in University committees and enhancement activities as delegated by the Dean of School.



Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc (or equivalent) in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related area. Teaching Qualification (e.g., Fellowship of Advance HE)

Knowledge Familiarity with Academic Regulations and quality assurance and enhanced procedures.

Experience Experience as a Course Leader or significant course management experience.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships Membership of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Doctorate or actively working towards one.

Experience Line management experience. Track record of successful student supervisions.

Other requirements Willingness to work outside of regular office hours as required Willingness to travel as required.

The Individual

Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Team Development - Experience of: providing advice or guidance to new starts; delivering training or instruction to others on specific tasks or activities; identifying the training and development needs of the team and carrying out performance appraisals.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customer's expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of developing hypotheses and concepts to explain data, events and phenomena, and reporting findings to a wider community.


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