Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Business School (BUS142A)

The Business School is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer to support its further development, contributing to our accreditation aspirations as well as executive and offshore programmes, specifically but not exclusively in China. The appointment is open to candidates interested in a Teaching & Scholarship position.

School/Section: Business School
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7/8
Salary: £41,526 - £59,135
Ref No: BUS142A
Closing Date: 16-AUG-2020


Job Description

We look to appoint an entrepreneurial academic who has contributed to institutional business school accreditations (EQUIS and/or AACSB), developed and delivered executive programmes offshore and has a specific understanding of China as one of our executive programme markets. We are an ambitious school and would expect the successful postholder take on significant responsibility in our accreditation and executive programmes area.

We seek to make an appointment to support our accreditation ambitions and strengthen the delivery of our recently launched offshore / off-campus Executive MBA programmes in Shanghai and London. The successful candidate will play a key role in advancing and coordinating our institutional accreditations as well as further developing and leading our offshore executive programmes, especially in China. They will have an understanding of how to operate in this key market. The successful candidate will work with colleagues across the School towards developing a strong international reputation in their area of responsibility which is aligned to the School’s mission and vision.

At Lecturer level a successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in the delivery of offshore executive programme and/or experience as course/module convener. They will have participated in institutional accreditations and developed a good understanding of it. At Senior Lecturer level a successful candidate will have a sustained track record in developing and delivering executive education and have a track record of significant engagement in institutional accreditations.

We expect the successful candidate to be open and collegiate in their approach and keen to contribute to a cohesive and supportive work environment.

Salary will be at the Grade 7-8 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.  For appointments made at Senior Lecturer Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. For appointments made at Lecturer Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience. The School seeks to appoint to a full-time position but may consider a high fractional appointment (e.g., 0.8 FTE or above) in case the successful candidate may need to maintain their engagement activities through professional practice.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and potentially a period of probation. For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit http://www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here/ .

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliott-Jones (m.elliott-jones@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 August 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry, please contact:

Professor Martin Meyer, Dean and Head of the Business School, email:  martin.meyer@abdn.ac.uk

Professor Donald Hislop, Head of Business Management

+44-(0)1224 273236; email donald.hislop@abdn.ac.uk

Professor Haina Zhang, Director of Internationalisation, email: haina.zhang@abdn.ac.uk.

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Meyer, Hislop or Zhang.

Please quote reference number BUS142A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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