Lecturer - Senior Lecturer, Business School (BUS143A)

The Business School is in an exciting and ambitious phase of its development. While proud of the University’s 525-year history, the Business School is a core part of the University’s plans for the future and is committed to increasing its profile. In order to facilitate its further growth and development, the Business School is now a stand-alone unit within the University. As an integral part of its growth strategy, the School has initiated a plan to earn accreditation of the School from the main international accrediting agencies in the coming years.  The Business School comprises several related disciplines: Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Business Management, and Real Estate. The School is consistently high-ranked in national league tables, often among the top 20 for most of its subjects. Most recently it was ranked 4th for Accounting and Finance and 11th in Business and Management in the Complete University Guide (2021).

School/Section: Business School
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7/8
Salary: £41,526 - £59,135
Ref No: BUS143A
Closing Date: 23-AUG-2020


Job Description

The Business School is seeking to appoint up to 2 practice-focussed Senior Lecturers or Lecturers to support the further development of our executive programmes and help us achieve our ambition to become a leading business school with an impact on the real world. We seek to make appointments that are focused on entrepreneurship and related areas of management. The successful candidates would engage in:

  • further developing our practice-focused offering in entrepreneurship and related areas, enhancing our students’ employability and our overall student experience by helping students develop entrepreneurial skills
  • leading/developing knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange grants in close collaboration with other academics in the school,
  • acquiring, developing and delivering executive programmes and/or developing and delivering new offerings in the MBA/DBA arena.

The successful candidates would teach mostly on our executive programmes and, where appropriate, also contribute to our regular provision. The appointment is open to candidates interested in a Teaching & Scholarship position. The ideal candidate will have relevant practice experience as an entrepreneur or professional practitioner or a background as a practice academic with significant corporate engagement.

For appointments made at Senior Lecturer Level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,630 - £58,089 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 (£40,792 - £48,676 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.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 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 BUS143A on all correspondence

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

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