Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Job Title Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Faculty of Transport and Logistics, Muscat University

Job Summary

Muscat University is looking to grow its Faculty of Transport & Logistics through the appointment of a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Applications are welcomed from those with experience of teaching and research in a range of discipline fields including, but not exclusive to, logistics, supply chain management, transportation, operations management, quantitative methods, logistics modelling and performance management.
With an ethos of providing an exceptional student experience, the post holder will work with the Faculty Director to ensure efficient and effective delivery of modules. The candidate will be responsible for teaching such as: Air Transport; Maritime Transport; Supply Chain Finance; Supply Chain Decision Support and Analysis; Artificial Intelligence in Logistics; Supply Chain Risk and Resilience; Warehouse and Inventory Management; Data Analysis for Logistics; Logistics Modelling and Project Management. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that curriculum management and enhancement activities comply with required Muscat University standards and those of the Omani accreditation authorities.
For appointment to the Lecturer rank, preferably a minimum of a PhD qualification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or closely related field is needed along with experience of Higher Education (HE) teaching. For the SL rank, a minimum of a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management or closely related field is required, an exemplary research profile, and a minimum of three years’ post-doctoral HE teaching (including at Master’s level). Experience of the UK HE sector 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 will be responsible for developing and supervising research projects, enhancing collaborative activities with industry and practicing leading-edge research through an international publication record.
The Sultanate of Oman is investing heavily in logistics infrastructure to support its Logistics Strategy for 2040. Human capital and research are key pillars underpinning this strategy and Muscat University is well-placed to play an important role as facilitator through its vision of being a beacon of excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship, delivering high-quality teaching, facilitating learning, and conducting rigorous research that is relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman.

We acknowledge, understand, and embrace diversity and expect joining faculty to display and apply the same principles.
This application will be open until the job is filled.
Priority in recruitment shall be given to Omani Candidates.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

1. Deliver high-quality learning and teaching experience on the Logistics and Supply Chain Management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
2. Construct, plan and assess student assignments.
3. Liaise with the Faculty Director on all student matters including timetabling, academic and technical support.
4. Undertake the role of pastoral services.
5. Undertake research and scholarly activity with a view to publishing quality academic journals.
6. Engage in industry collaborations and consultancy.
7. Engage with external logistics related bodies and industry to enrich the student experience, including visiting students on industrial placement.
8. Be prepared to travel (including internationally) on University affairs.
9. Participate in University meetings and events including Board of Examiners, Programme Reviews, Planning and Monitoring Committees and Staff/Student Liaison.
10. Maintain flexible working patterns which may include evening and working remotely to support the Programme/Faculty/University business.

 

Skills and Aptitudes:

• 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.
• Committed to ensuring a high-quality student experience.
Additional requirements at Senior Lecturer level:
• Ability to devise, advise on and manage research programmes.
• Track record of published research in internationally recognised journals.

Experience:

Essential:
• One to two years Experience of teaching in Transportation and Supply Chain Management in Higher Education.
Desirable:
• Experience in the Omani and GCC HE environments.
• Strong links to industry and experience of an international context.
• Academic accreditation or quality assurance experiences.

Education/Qualifications

Essential:
• Experience of teaching modules in Logistics and Supply Chain Management in HE for the Lecturer position and at least three years’ HE teaching (including at Master’s level) for SL position.
Desirable:
• Experience of the UK, Omani and GCC HE sectors.
• 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.

 

Job Features

Responsible toFaculty Director, Faculty of Transport & Logistics
HoursFull time. Hours as necessary for the role.
LocationMuscat, Oman (some local travel may be required)
Terms and ConditionsA competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. Annual leave entitlement will be 30 days plus private sector national holidays applicable in Oman.

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