Job Description and Person Specification
Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (SL) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Muscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)
Full time - as detailed in employment contract and employment policy.
Director, Faculty of Transport and Logistics
This is a predominantly teaching focused position to manage and support cross-faculty delivery of Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Foundation and Executive Education programmes in a new pioneering University. With an ethos of providing an exceptional student experience, the post holder will work with the Faculty Director(s) and the UK visiting faculty to ensure efficient and effective delivery of modules. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that curriculum management and enhancement activities comply with required standards of the Omani accreditation authorities and those of the UK partners – Aston University and Cranfield University.
For appointment to the Lecturer rank, a minimum of a PhD qualification in Logistics and supply Chain Management or closely related field is needed along with two-years’ experience of higher education (HE) teaching. For the SL rank, a minimum of PhD Logistics and Supply Chain Management or closely related field is required from an accredited university, ideally UK based and AACSB accredited, solid research profile, and a minimum of three years’ post-doctoral HE teaching (including at master’s level) or industry experiences. Experience of the UK HE sectors and/or the Omani and GCC HE environments would be an advantage, as would strong links to industry, and experience of an international context. In addition to teaching, the post-holder at the SL level will be responsible for developing and supervising research projects, building collaborations, and leading-edge practice through an international publication record.
The post-holder will have primary responsibility for teaching and/or supporting MSc modules and other relevant programmes in the Faculty of Transport and Logistics and contribute to relevant teaching in other Faculties as well as on Executive Education courses, as necessary. Therefore, a flexible and collaborative approach to teaching and supporting student learning is required.
We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity and expect joining faculty to display and apply the same principles
This is a predominantly teaching focused position to manage and support cross-faculty delivery of Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Foundation and Executive Education programmes in a new pioneering University.
- Deliver a high-quality teaching experience in the Undergraduate (BSc) programmes that are delivered in conjunction with Aston University, UK; in Foundation and pre-masters programmes, and in Executive Education programmes.
- Work as Tutor in the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MSc Air Transport Management (Executive), BSc Logistics programmes delivered by the flying faculty from Cranfield University and Aston University, the specialist modules of the Foundation programme, and as Supervisor of student projects.
- Ensure all necessary content and material is in place for the degree programmes in time for each part of the course to be delivered by the flying faculty members from Aston University and Cranfield University.
- Construct and plan student assignments, module delivery and assessment, ensuring coherence and relevance, in consultation with the Module Leaders from partner universities - Aston and Cranfield.
- Liaise with the Faculty Director (FD) on all student matters & timetable planning and manage module timetables, content & resource areas, liaising with academic & technical staff as appropriate.
- Help and support students through the final term of the academic year to aid progression into the following year.
- Initiate high quality learning & teaching/training activities that reflect the needs and contemporary currency of the subject, to foster a group dynamic and peer learning.
- Ensure all learning experiences comply with the expectations of all related standards of the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA).
- Monitor the student voice through meetings, surveys and reviews and liaise with the FDs in relation to findings, initiating solutions to any student dissatisfaction or other issues.
- Attend Open Days, external events and auditions/interviews as required by the FDs to support recruitment activities.
- Maintain flexible working patterns which include some evening and weekend work in support of Programme/Faculty/University business.
- Coordinate with the FDs to actively engage with external bodies, organize student outreach and invite industry speakers to enhance the student experience and facilitate industrial placement of students, as appropriate.
- Be prepared to travel (including overseas) on University affairs.
- Organize, prepare and participate in University meetings and events including Boards of Examiners, Programme Reviews, Planning and Monitoring committees, and Student/Staff Liaison.
- Work with the FDs and other offices to ensure student attainment, success and progression by monitoring student attendance and performance, and obtaining student feedback.
* The job description may be altered at any time in line with the level of the post to meet changing institutional requirements, but only in full consultation with the post-holder.
- An appropriate level of digital capability with practical experience of applications.
- Ability to communicate with clarity on complex & conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge & understanding, and to peers, using high level skills & a range of media.
- Ability to think critically and promote innovation and creativity.
- Demonstrates competences, core behaviour and supplementary behaviour that support and promote the University’s core values.
- Demonstrates professionalism in learning / teaching and the values of the UK Professional Standards Framework for HE.
- Committed to ensuring a high-quality student experience.
- Promotes a high-performance culture, fostering continuous improvement and driving quality.
- Ability to devise, advise on and manage research programmes.
Track record of published research in internationally recognised journals.
- At least two years’ experience of HE teaching (or RA/TA) for Lecturer position and at least three years’ HE teaching (including at master’s level) for SL position.
- All experiences post-doctoral.
- Experience of the UK HE sectors and/or the Omani and GCC HE environments.
- Strong links to industry and experience of an international context.
- Academic accreditation or quality assurance experiences.
- Strong track record in research and scholarly activities or ability to demonstrate capability for same.
- PhD (or equivalence) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or very closely related areas.
- A good taught degree profile in Logistics and Supply Management or related areas.
- Subject knowledge in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
- PhD from an internationally accredited university, ideally UK based and/or AACSB accredited.
- Professional qualifications and/or memberships in recognized bodies (e.g. CIPS/CILT UK or international equivalents).
- Fellowship of the HE Academy or willingness to work towards (within 18 months).
Terms and Conditions
The appointment will be made at the appropriate level, according to the appointee’s qualifications and experience. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered in accordance with Sultanate of Oman Labour Law.