Vacancy Type/Job category
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
Permanent, Full-Time Position
WBS is research-led, triple-accredited university-based business school with
an outstanding portfolio of world-class programmes. We are continuing our
search for talented academics to join our outstanding faculty.
You will undertake the full range of teaching-related activities, including
seminar teaching, marking and lecturing. In addition, you will support the
work of the department, and develop and enhance its teaching reputation,
internally and externally. Having gained a PhD in a relevant discipline, you
will have sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the
discipline to provide learning support and supervise graduate student
projects. Your teaching performance must be demonstrably excellent, creative
and adaptable, and evidenced by your experience. Your teaching will be
informed by your own discipline based scholarship, and may be informed by your
own practice and research. You will also have gained some experience of
successfully managing, motivating and inspiring a team of staff.
You will have will have proven abilities and achievements in university level
teaching, and will be able to clearly demonstrate the ability to use delivery
techniques to enthuse and engage students on undergraduate and postgraduate
level, and have experience with teaching to Business students. You will have
experience of designing and delivering modules and using innovative ‘cutting
edge' teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
You will have the potential to identify areas where current provision is in
need of revision or improvement and contribute to the planning, design and
development of modules. Your approach will challenge thinking, foster debate
and develop the ability of students to engage in critical thinking.
Athena SWAN Silver Award
At Warwick Business School we are 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 are supportive of staff with
caring responsibilities including a generous
maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare
facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme.
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.
We are an equal opportunities employer and would consider part time and full
The post holder will be required to undertake high quality teaching at
undergraduate and postgraduate level in order to support the work of the Group
and Department and develop and enhance its reputation, both internally and
nationally, outside the University. Design, develop and deliver a range of
high quality programmes of study and contribute to the development of teaching
and learning strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching and Learning Support
• Design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or
within a subject area.
• Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
• Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, field trips and,
placements, where appropriate.
• Identify areas where current provision is in need of revision or
• Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and
• Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to
• Routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited
knowledge and understanding as well as to peers using high level skills and a
range of media.
• Have academic ownership for modules.
• Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course,
module, programme, etc.), usually to a limited degree for example where it is
a small programme.
• Challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to
engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
Research and Scholarship:
• Engage in subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and
other scholarly activities.
• May conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
• May be called upon to contribute to the identification of sources of funding
and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
• Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching
and appropriate external activities.
• Develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of
Administration and Other Activities:
• Participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may
contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate
outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build
relationships for future activities.
• Act as a personal tutor.
• Be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.
• Undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
• May be expected to attend departmental meetings and to participate (where
necessary) in other committees and working groups within the department, the
faculty and the University.
• Participate in relevant professional activities.
• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where
appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
• Where required act as subject leader, usually to a limited degree for
example where there is a small subject team or where the role is more
administrative than academic.
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
Good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent relevant experience
Essential Criteria 2
Proven ability and achievements in teaching (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 3
Sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to
develop teaching programmes and the provision of learning support (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 4
Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage
participants (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Engaged in continuous professional development (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning (a,
Essential Criteria 7
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of
teaching (a, c)
Essential Criteria 8
Ability to initiate development in the curriculum and to take responsibility
for the effective and efficient delivery of teaching programmes, developing
curriculum and appropriate assessment techniques. (a, b, c, d)
Essential Criteria 9
Effective engagement and facilitation skills with proven ability to quickly
gain credibility and competence (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 10
Willingness and ability to contribute as a good citizen (a, c)
Desirable Criteria 1
Ideally to have worked in or have some understanding of the HE Sector (a, c,
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.
We offer a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and executive courses. We
recruit the brightest students, offer exceptional learning experiences, have a
positive impact on society, produce impactful research that is published in
premier journals, and employ outstanding faculty who are global experts in
their fields. We are a global school with a cosmopolitan outlook.
We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial mind-set to change the world for
the better, and that business schools should have a significant role in
fuelling that change. So we welcome the problem solvers, value creators and
change makers who share our intellectual curiosity. As one of Europe's leading
global business schools we set out to lead the debate through our
transformative research, and to develop inquisitive minds that will make a
positive impact in an ever-changing world.
Our vision is: to be Europe's leading University-based Business School,
developing transformational ideas and people that shape how we do business.
Our vision is supported by our three-fold mission:
• To develop cutting-edge research that leads debate and deepens our
understanding of the practice of business and management.
• To provide a transformational learning experience, enabling our stakeholders
to realise their full potential.
• To work in partnership with policy and practice, both in terms of our
research and teaching activities, to catalyse the impact of our work.
Our reputation is based on our world-class staff, both academic and
administrative, and world-class facilities. In addition, we have a very
talented and diverse student body, with students from around 120 countries
across our undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD and DBA programmes.
Accreditation and rankings
WBS is proud to be part of an elite group of global business schools who have
been accredited by all three premier international management education
• European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate, EQUIS
• The Association of MBAs, based in the UK
• AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business, based in the USA. WBS was the first UK institution to attain this
Current details of our placing in the various media-based rankings can be
The Financial Times
• Ranks our Full-time MBA 32nd in the world and 5th in the UK
• Ranks our Distance learning MBA 1st in the world
• Ranks our Executive MBA 22nd in the world, and 3rd in the UK for stand-alone
• Ranks our MSc in Finance 11th in the world and 3rd in the UK
• Ranks our MSc in Management 16th in the world and 3rd in the UK
• Ranks our Executive Education Custom Programmes 62nd in the world
• Ranks our Masters in Management 9th in the world and top in the UK
• Ranks the Full-time MBA 17th in the world and, for the sixth consecutive
year, 1st in the UK
• Ranks our Executive MBA 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 1st in the UK
For further information, please visit
https: // www. wbs.ac.uk/about/difference/ranking/
WBS London, The Shard
In 2015, WBS opened its downtown campus at London's iconic building, The
Shard, the tallest building in the European Union, offering the following
• DBA – Doctor of Business Administration
• Executive MBA
• Tailored Executive Education courses for companies and individuals
• Postgraduate qualifications in Central Banking and Financial Regulation,
delivered exclusively for, and in partnership with, the Bank of England.
Our academics produce world-leading research in all fields of management,
which is why we attract the very best PhD candidates. 100% of full-time
faculty who both teach and research at WBS have PhDs and our doctoral
community is thriving.
We offer a range of executive education programmes including diplomas, short
courses, and customised programmes for corporate clients and individuals, and
consult with industry to keep our programmes fresh, relevant, and accessible.
The fact that many graduates return for further study with us later in their
careers demonstrates our effective blend of academic research with the
practicalities of the workplace.
Warwick Business School is one of a number business schools in the UK to be
recognised for advancing gender equality. In 2018 the Equality Challenge Unit
(ECU) awarded Warwick Business School a silver Athena SWAN award for its
progress in gender equality. Warwick Business School is the first business
school to receive a silver award.
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.
Right to work in the UK
If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking
sponsorship under 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.
We were the first UK business school to receive the Athena SWAN Silver award
for progress in gender equality and The University of Warwick provides an
inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every
individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who
identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act
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