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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

Aston Business School

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £39,347 to £63,029 per annum
Grade 8 & Grade 9 & Grade 10
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Saturday 30 September 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0643-23
Release Date:  Thursday 14 September 2023

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. 

We are currently looking for research scholars specialised in the areas of humanitarian supply chains, industry 4.0, disaster operations, digitalization of business process and data (e.g. digital dashboards and real world problem solving).  You should have teaching interests and experience in the areas of operations strategy, international operations, innovation, designing products and services, process design, supply chain design and management, capacity planning, inventory management, lean thinking, quality/six sigma and future directions (e.g. digitalization and data. low carbon, circular economy/sustainability). 

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. The University actively supports and finances academic and entrepreneurial spin-offs.

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

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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 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:

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

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