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THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL Lecturer in Purchasing and Procurement The University of Nottingham is one of the UK's most popular and respected universities. It has an international reputation for its research and teaching, and its main campus is located in a beautiful park two miles from the centre of Nottingham - the thriving commercial and cultural capital of the East Midlands. Nottingham's accessibility from all parts of the UK and beyond reflects its central location and the quality of its road, rail and air links. The Nottingham University Business School occupies state-of-the-art buildings on the award winning Jubilee Campus a few minutes from University Park. This campus, opened in 1999, features two tree- lined lakes which provide a magnificent focal point. The campus also has its own Learning Resource Centre, a central covered piazza with banks and shops and a range of cafes and restaurants. Nottingham University Business School conducts world-class research and the results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 confirm the School’s status as one of the leading Business Schools in the country. 70% of the School’s research was classified as either "world leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*), ranking Nottingham University Business School 6th in the UK. Its teaching has been rated as ‘excellent’ by HEFCE. As part of its on-going development, the School has recently recruited to a significant number of new posts and currently has around 140 academic staff. Apart from its UK based operations, the Business School also delivers programmes at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and in Singapore. Further information about the School is available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/. Amongst the School’s achievements are the following: Nottingham University Business School is one of an elite group of EQUIS accredited business schools (European Quality Improvement System). Uniquely, EQUIS accreditation applies to operations in the UK, China, and Malaysia. AMBA has accredited our MBA programmes since 1993, which ensures that all Nottingham MBA programmes meet rigorous quality standards. Nottingham University Business School is the UK leader in ethical and sustainable business education. We rank 1st in the UK and 45th globally in the Aspen Institute's biennial 2010-12 'Beyond Grey Pinstripes' Top 100 ranking of business schools and MBA programmes that integrate ethical, social, and environmental issues into teaching and research. This prestigious ranking also places the School's faculty research 5th in the world in these areas. With a world-leading reputation for research, the UK’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) ranks us among the UK’s top ten by research power. 70% of our research was rated as either 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading.' In 2010, Nottingham was named among the UK's top ten universities for the impact of its publications in economics and business by the Times Higher Education. The ranking represents journal articles and their citation impact and seeks to reveal heavy hitters based on per-paper influence, not only output. The Financial Times ranks our MSc in Finance & Investment among the top 2012 Global Masters in Finance programmes. The Times Good University Guide 2013 ranks us among the UK's top 20 business schools. The University of Nottingham ranks joint 2nd in England for PhD completion rates. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) shows that 88% of all full-time Home and EU doctoral students at Nottingham qualified within seven years, ahead of the HEFCE benchmark of 82% 1 Main Research Activities Having achieved significant success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School's priority is the production and dissemination of internationally recognised research. The School research strategy is led by Professor Alistair Bruce (Director of Research) who is supported by a Research Directorate with a senior representative from each of the School's five divisions. The Research Directorate provides financial assistance for the dissemination of research at national and international conferences and also for 'pump priming' high potential research projects. The School has an active programme of research seminars, including a range of visiting speakers and an active visiting scholar programme. The development of group and individual research strategies is encouraged through research 'awaydays' and faculty are also periodically able to apply for study leave in order to develop their research activities more intensively. Quality research is a core element of the School’s activity. Research is framed around five Divisions and six research Institutes and Centres: Divisions: Accounting Economics and Finance Management Marketing Operations Management and Information Systems Centres and Institutes: Institute for Enterprise and Innovation (UNIEI) International Centre for Behavioural Business Research (ICBBBR) International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) The Centre for Concurrent Enterprises (CCE) The Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS) Operations Management and Information Systems Division (OMIS) Operations Management (OM) and Information Systems (IS) are closely related fields of study, both vital to business across the public and private sectors. The two disciplines are natural partners. OM applies sophisticated methods to solving business problems related to designing, planning, controlling and improving operations, logistics and supply chain management processes. New information technologies to support them are continually evolving. Meanwhile, IS focuses on bridging the divide between computer science and business management, incorporating a range of approaches for designing and applying information technology solutions to organisations. Staff and Teaching The Operations Management and Information Systems Division provides modules at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels (MA, MSc, MBA and PhD). Current members of staff are as follows: Dr James Tannock, Reader in Quality and Operations Management (Head of Division) Professor Bart MacCarthy, Professor of Operations Management Professor Kulwant S Pawar, Professor of Operations Management Professor David Wastell, Professor of Information Systems Christopher Barnatt, Associate Professor of Computing and Future Studies Christos Braziotis, University Teacher in Operations Management Dr Mike Byrne, Lecturer in Operations Management Dr Thomas Chesney, Lecturer in Information Systems Mark Daintree, Teaching Fellow in IT Yanan Feng - Research Fellow GALA Dr Andrew Grainger, Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2 Dr Jane Guinery, Lecturer in Operations Management Dr George Kuk, Associate Professor in Strategy and Information Systems Dr Luc Muyldermans, Associate Professor in Operations Management Dr Robert Pasley, Research Fellow amePLM Dr Duncan Shaw, Lecturer in Information Systems Dr Kim Tan, Associate Professor in Operations Management Ahmad Beltagui, Research Associate - CCE Jeremy Larner, Research Associate - VERUS Dr Marc Pallot, Senior Research Fellow – ELLIOT Dr Johann Riedel, Senior Research Fellow - cce Dr Jennifer Townsend, Business Development Executive Aida Azadegan, Research Fellow – GALA William Darler, Marie Curie Research Fellow (Operations Management) Nadia Kirilova, Research Fellow – Open Design Catherine Mulligan, Horizon Transitional Fellow Our teaching covers a wide range of key topics in OM and IS. We provide a range of taught modules at undergraduate and Master's level, offer an Executive MSc in Global Supply Chain Management and modules on the School's MBA programmes. Academic staff within the division supervise a cohort of PhD students. The Division runs the following MSc programmes: MSc in Operations Management MSc in Supply Chain and Operations Management MSc in Operations Management and Manufacturing Systems MSc in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Executive MSc in Global Supply Chain Management The members of the Division also contribute to the General and Executive MBA programmes at Nottingham. The Division provides an integrated set of undergraduate OM modules taken by a number of programmes. The Division also has links with the University's Engineering Faculty and runs joint courses and research programmes with engineering. Research Our approaches to OM research are wide ranging and include behavioural and human factors methods, modelling and simulation, and analytical techniques of Operations Research. Colleagues within the IS section also adopt an interdisciplinary research approach, aiming to better understand the relationships between information systems (including technology), work and organisation (both virtual and physical) and to develop new tools and methodologies for enhancing system design. OM staff have research interests in operations strategy, systems design, collaborative design and new product development, logistics and supply chain management, mass customization, planning and control, outsourcing logistics and supply chains, quality management, modelling and simulation, technology and knowledge management. We also have strong links with the University's Engineering Faculty, with whom we run joint courses and research programmes. IS staff interests include IS strategy, strategic alignment of IS and business, human factors design of complex information systems, emotion and organizational change, open source innovation, Web 2.0, new technology in higher education, green computing, technological innovation and organizational learning, strategic management of inter-organizational networks, B2B network orchestration, complexity and systems theories. Currently the Division has 20 research students and seven research staff. The OMIS Division’s research reputation is evidenced by publications, funding, industrial and business engagement and esteem indicators (e.g. keynote addresses, research invitations, membership of editorial boards, etc). The group has strong national and international collaborations (European and Far East, 3 particularly) and attracts visitors from a number of countries. The Division has the following special professors: Prof. Robert Grubbstrom, Professor of Production Economics at Linkoping University of Technology, Sweden and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Production Economics is a Special Professor in the Group. Prof. Janat Shah, Professor - Production & Operations Management, Indian Institute of Management Banaglore, India Prof. Ian Shellard, Logistics Director, Rolls-Royce, UK Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Applied Work Science (BIBA), Bremen, Germany Research Funding The Division has had continued success in attracting significant funding from the EU, EPSRC, DTI and other organisations to support its research. The Division has been involved in a large number of European research projects. The members of the Division have led many major national, international and multi disciplinary research projects. Research funding has also led to the development of innovative tools, methods and simulation tools and business games used by industry. The Division is also actively participating in FP7 research initiatives and programmes. It is active in national and European funded research projects linking the EU with the Far East. Finally, the Division is a partner in Nottingham’s EPSRC-funded Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (NIMRC). The Division has strong engagement with research users in business and industry. Many research projects involve user collaboration and support. Recent and current collaborators include: BAE Systems, Bombardier, Courtaulds Textiles, GEDruck, Employment Services, Ericsson, Experian, Ford, Henkel, Meads, MTU, Rolls-Royce, Volvo Aerospace, Nokia, Motorola, Phillips, Fiat, EADS, SAP, CSC Computer Sciences, Bosch, Filtronic Comtek. The group also has strong national and international collaborations and attracts research visitors and PhD students from across the world. Such collaborations include: Cambridge University, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Indian Institute of Management (IIM); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Politechnico Milano, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman; INSEAD, France; ETH, Switzerland. 4 THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM RECRUITMENT ROLE PROFILE FORM Job Title: Lecturer in Purchasing and Procurement School: Nottingham University Business School Salary: £32,901 - £44,166 per annum depending on skills and experience Salary progress beyond this scale is subject to performance Job Family and Level: Research & Teaching Extended Level 5 Contract Status: Permanent Hours of Work: Full time Location: Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus Reporting to: Head of the Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) Division Job Outline: The person appointed will be expected to engage in high quality research and to contribute to teaching on the range of programmes offered by the School at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. They will also be required to make an appropriate contribution to administration. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Research To undertake original research in any area compatible with activity within the Division. To publish research in peer-reviewed journals. To seek external research funding as appropriate. To produce research suitable for dissemination to conferences, workshops and meetings (both international and national). To forge collaborations within and outside the University as appropriate. To encourage and work with other members of the Division/School on joint research activities, including research seminars. To undertake research student supervision as required. To contribute fully to School research activities, including the provision of information required for the REF or similar activities. Teaching To prepare and deliver lectures, seminars/tutorials at either undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. To participate in the assessments for initial and higher degrees and diplomas of the University and to act as invigilator in such examinations as required. To contribute to course and curriculum development and design, including course management (where appropriate). To support and comply with the University and School teaching quality assurance standards and procedures, including the provision of such information as may be required. 5 Administration To undertake administrative work/management functions and generally to assist with efficient and effective completion of the work of the School and the University. This may include participation in relevant committees and working groups. To act as a personal tutor for both undergraduate and postgraduate students as required To take part in and contribute to staff development activities consistent with continuous professional development. To ensure compliance with health and safety requirements in all aspects of work. Any other duties appropriate to the grade and role of the person appointed. This job description may be subject to revision following discussion with the person appointed and forms part of the contract of employment. Person Specification Essential Desirable Qualifications/ Education A PhD in a relevant area (or close to completion). Skills/Knowledge Ability to publish in Record of publishing in academic journals in a journals in relevant areas. relevant area. Research interests in Ability to teach at purchasing and/or undergraduate and procurement, within the postgraduate levels in broader context of supply relevant subjects. chain management. Potential to generate research funding Experience Teaching experience at Participation in academic undergraduate and /or networks. postgraduate levels Experience in supervising research students for higher degrees. Personal Attributes Integrity. Ability to work well in a team. Other Ability to support strategic developments within the School. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr James Tannock, Head of the Operations Management Division, tel: 0115 951 4023, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Professor Bart MacCarthy, Professor of Operations Management, tel 0115 951 4025, email: email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted. Please quote ref. SM08308L 6