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Senior Lecturer/Reader in Logistics Systems and/or Supply Chain Management with opportunity to be appointed Head of Department

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £53,353 to £61,823 per annum
Grade:  Grade 10
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 28 August 2022
Interview Date:  Wednesday 21 September 2022
Reference:  R220425
Release Date:  Thursday 07 July 2022

For suitable applicants this position will also include the appointed role of Head of Department.

Our mission in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) is one of real-world application. We deliver practical, industry-relevant teaching alongside applied research that delivers solutions to real world problems. By embedding innovative teaching into all of our courses, we aim to provide an inspirational education that delivers impact in UK industry and worldwide. We engage with industry in many sectors and at all levels in order to inform our teaching, our research and to work collaboratively for the benefit of society.

The Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management Group (ESSCM) is one of the three departments of the School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering within EPS. With a focus on solving complex sociotechnical problems by integrating approaches based on engineering, management, and social sciences—using systems thinking we are seeking a Senior Lecturer/Reader (1 post) in either Logistics Systems or Supply Chain Management (or closely aligned fields) to strengthen our efforts to engineer sustainable supply chains. 

Applicants should be able to evidence research achievement and teaching excellence in logistics, transport or a closely aligned field. They should be able to show willingness to take on leadership duties within the Department and be able to engage with employer groups. Applicants should hold a suitable teaching qualification and a PhD in a relevant discipline. 

If appointed to the role, the Head of Department will also receive guidance, mentorship and support with their own professional and personal development.

Professorial candidates will be considered under exceptional circumstances.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Paul D Topham, Head of School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering.

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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 are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised by a silver award, and we are a Disability Confident Employer Level 2. 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:

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