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Senior Lecturer in Business Management (2 Posts)

Further Particulars
Norwich Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences
An International University
              Founded in 1963, The University of East Anglia
             (UEA) is an internationally renowned University
                based on a campus that provides top quality
                academic social and cultural facilities to over
                                             14,000 students.
                  Located in rolling parkland, and just two miles from the centre
                  of the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich, the University is
                  adjacent to the Norwich Research Park which is home to over
                  1,000 scientists working in several world ranked institutions. The
                  city’s motto is “A fine city” and its strong cultural heritage has
                  seen Norwich maintain the best of its historical character whilst
                  developing to become one of the most vibrant and attractive
                  cities in Europe. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside
                  and within easy reach of the stunning Norfolk coast. A wide
                  variety of visitors come to the region every year to enjoy boating
                  on the Broads, the protected nature and wildlife habitats, as well
                  as seaside towns and beaches.

                  The city’s medieval centre of cobbled streets remains largely
                  intact, but there is still space for modern buildings such as the
                  city’s newest centrepiece, the Forum, which is a striking piece of
                  contemporary architecture. The glass front overlooks the colourful
                  open-air market (one of the largest in the country) and reflects the

                  city in all its diversity. The city is consistently rated as one of the

                  top ten shopping venues in the UK.

                  If there is another city in the United Kingdom
                  with a school of painters named after it, a
                  matchless modern art gallery, a university
                  with a reputation for literary excellence which
                  can boast Booker Prize-winning alumni, one
                  of the grandest Romanesque cathedrals
                  in the world, an extraordinary new state-
                  of-the-art public library then I have yet to
                  hear of it. Norwich is a fine city. None finer.
                                                      Stephen Fry

                        The UEA is ranked :
                         •	 Amongst the top three for student
                            statisfaction according to the National
                            Student Survey
                         •	 In the top 20 Universities in the UK by the
                            Sunday Times.
     The University has four Faculties:
•	   Arts & Humanities
•	   Science
•	   Social Sciences
•	   Medicine & Health Sciences
     These incorporate 23 Schools of Study and
     drive the UEA’s reputation for top-quality
     research and teaching
The University campus strikes a balance between a countryside
and city setting; more than 320 acres of green parkland surround
the campus with award-winning architecture by Sir Denys Lasdun,
Lord (Norman) Foster and Rick Mather. Extensive on-campus
facilities are all just a few minutes walk away from teaching and
research facilities. Sporting facilities on campus include the
University Sportspark which houses an Olympic sized swimming
pool and regularly hosts international sporting events. UEA also
has the world famous Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and hosts
an International Literary Festival which has included famous
names such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro (both alumni of
UEA’s Creative Writing course).

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) saw significant
advances in its international research reputation as well as the
scale and impact of its work. History of Art, Film and Television
Studies, American Studies and International Development
secured places in the top three in the country, with Environmental
Sciences and Pharmacy in the top ten. Over 50 per cent of the
University’s research activity was deemed to be world leading or
internationally excellent with 87% being of international standing.

Students and Courses
The University offers a choice of more than 300 courses through
four Faculties. As well as this, over 160 evening and day courses
are available to local people at locations throughout Norfolk.
The University employs around 2,500 staff – two thirds of
which are full time and one third part time. More than 1,150
members of staff are academic including around 500 researchers.
Administration, support, technical and general staff make up just
over 1,300 in total. It also came top of the most recent research
effectiveness league table published by Research Fortnight.
The University has over 14,000 students, including some 3,200
postgraduates and over 1,600 from outside the European Union
from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Former UEA Students include:
•	   Booker Prize winning authors Ian McEwan and Kazuo
•	   Comedy writers and performers Charlie Higson, Arthur Smith
     and Paul Whitehouse
•	   Explorer Benedict Allen
•	   Meteorologist Penny Tranter
                                                                      Further information available at:
     Radio 1 DJ Greg James
     Actors Jack Davenport, James Frain, Matt Smith and Tim
The Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty encompasses applied research and teaching in a wide
range of social sciences and other professional fields and currently
consists of the following Schools of Study:

•	   School of Economics (ECO)
•	   School of Education and Lifelong Learning (EDU)
•	   School of International Development (DEV)
•	   UEA Law School (LAW)
•	   Norwich Business School (NBS)
•	   School of Social Work (SWK)
•	   School of Psychology (PSY)

                                                                       Further information on the Schools available at:

Some 256 academic and research staff work in these Schools,
and the Faculty also includes a further 45 support staff. The
Faculty hosts almost 7,500 students, including over 2,000 taught

postgraduates and 300 PhD students.

Social Science to
make a difference  The Faculty’s Mission Statement

The Faculty’s mission statement is: Social science to make a
difference, through:

•	   Providing high quality learning and teaching, and
     postgraduate training, aimed at developing critical reasoning
     skills and employability;
•	   Generating research and scholarship across disciplines that
     not only contributes to the development of disciplines
     themselves, but also produces socially useful new knowledge;
•	   Putting enterprise and engagement, locally and globally, at
     the heart of our mission.
Norwich Business School
The University’s long-term objective in
establishing the Norwich Business School was
to create a centre of excellence in management
research and education.
The School has entered an exciting period of growth on all major

      •	 the quantity and quality of research

      •	 undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes

      •	 postgraduate research

      •	 Executive education.

This growth has enabled the School to relocate into the superb
new Thomas Paine Study Centre which boasts state-of-the-art
research and teaching facilities and a stimulating, interactive
working environment.
The School’s successful performance has provided a number
of new opportunities to undertake in the next phase of the
School’s growth. These include regional research institutes based
on acknowledged research strengths and synergies with other
business schools, and the internationalisation of its programmes,
in particular its flagship programme MBA in Strategic Carbon
Management and its pioneering MSc in Brand Leadership.

The School has a growing academic team with over 80 staff
members, including ten Professors, and aims to reach over 90 staff   UEA London
in Norwich and London by 2013.
                                                                     In addition to its operations in Norwich, the School also operates
                                                                     programmes in London with a permanent academic base at
Expansion has been steady since the School’s foundation in 1995      the UEA London student centre. The study centre in London is
with teaching capacity boosted by a cohort of Associate Tutor        located just a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street station
specialists drawn from other UEA Schools, other institutions and     and provides a range of excellent facilities for tuition, study and
industry.                                                            business engagement.
                                                                     State of the art facilities include tutorial and teaching rooms,
                                                                     a multi-purpose lecture theatre, IT laboratories and a learning
At postgraduate level the School offers taught MSc                   resource centre. Facilities to cater for over 1000 students also
programmes in                                                        include study and social space.

 •	   Business Management                                            Adjacent to the study centre is a new student living complex,
                                                                     enabling students to live and learn in one dynamic complex. The
 •	   Marketing
                                                                     breathtaking tower will be home to 1,250 students and will be the
 •	   Strategic Supply Chain Management                              tallest student accommodation facility in the world.
 •	   International Human Resource Management                        The centre currently houses a number of foundation, diploma
 •	   International Accounting & Financial Management                and post-graduate courses, including the MBA in Strategic
 •	   Strategic Information Systems                                  Carbon Management and MA in Creative Entrepreneurship. In
                                                                     addition, the School has recently launched an honours degree in
 •	   And the pioneering Brand Leadership, which includes
                                                                     International Business Management and MSc in Management,
      collaboration with firms such as Wolff Olins & AMV BBDO.
                                                                     Finance & Management and Marketing & Management delivered
                                                                     by staff based at UEA London.
Teaching                                                           Research
Like UEA more generally, the School is committed to research-led   The School is developing research and teaching groupings in
teaching, and the courses offered reflect the research interests   six broad areas: Accounting & Finance; Business Regulation;
and expertise of academic staff.                                   Employment Systems & Institutions; Innovation & Technology
                                                                   Management; Marketing & Branding; Strategy & Business
At postgraduate level the School offers three AMBA-accredited
MBA programmes and a suite of ten MSc programmes, serving
over 600 students.                                                 The School strongly encourages multi-disciplinary research and
                                                                   collaboration with other Schools and operates the ESRC Centre
                                                                   for Competition Policy (CCP), which is based in the School but also
These programmes include a successful part time Executive MBA,
                                                                   spans the Schools of Law, Economics and Politics.
a thriving full-time General MBA and the world’s first MBA in
Strategic Carbon Management delivered in Norwich. In London,
three MSc programmes are offered in Management, Finance and        The School is keen to develop new research centres framed
Management, and Marketing and Management with the intention        around a broad theme of responsible business and focused
to grow further masters programmes.                                on raising substantial external funding, producing world-class
                                                                   publications and making a significant business, community and
                                                                   policy-making impact. The School is committed to enabling
The School’s undergraduate recruitment is buoyant across a
                                                                   all academic staff to be research active and all members of the
range of degree programmes with around 1,000 students. Three
                                                                   School are given encouragement and support to help them
honours degree programmes are offered in Norwich in Business
                                                                   contribute to achieving their full research potential. The research
Management, Accounting and Finance, and Accounting with
                                                                   strategy supports basic and applied research, and encourages
Management. An honours degree in International Business
                                                                   use of a wide spectrum of methodological approaches. A system
Management is offered in London.
                                                                   of supporting mechanisms includes research mentoring, a
                                                                   substantial research development fund, generous study leave
The School also makes a significant contribution to the honours    arrangements and support for conference attendance to nurture
degrees in Business Finance with Economics; Economics with         a productive research culture.
Accountancy (offered by the School of Economics), and to the
BSc in Business Information Systems (offered by the School
of Computing Sciences). It also services a ‘business minor’
programme which can be taken as a part of other Schools’ degree    Research Students
courses in Norwich.
                                                                   The School is committed to expanding its doctoral programme,
                                                                   including its research training and MRes programme, as an
                                                                   integral part of developing its research culture, and offers a
                                                                   number of research scholarships. The School currently has over
                                                                   40 research students who are encouraged to participate in
                                                                   Schoolwide research activities (e.g. research seminars, workshops,
                                                                   away days, working papers series), and are supported to
                                                                   participate in national and international research conferences.

                                                                   Further information available at:

The Post
Senior Lecturer in Business Management
The Post                                                              Key Responsibilities
The Norwich Business School is looking to appoint full-time           The post holder will be expected to:
Lecturers and Senior Lecturers in Business Management                 •	 Engage in scholarship within an identified area of expertise in
Applications are sought from individuals with experience of              the School;
under-and/or post-graduate teaching in a relevant related area..
                                                                      •	 Contribute to maintaining and improving the student
The post holder will be expected to provide leadership and
                                                                      •	 Participate in internal teaching and learning QA processes,
guidance for the Norwich-based programmes and may assume
                                                                         committees and boards;
key roles, as Course Tutors and Module Organisers, in securing
smooth operation and continuous improvement in terms of               •	 Undertake administrative roles as are required;
quality and international reputation.                                 •	 Support the marketing activities associated with the
The post holder would be expected to have some expertise in           •	 Undertake duties commensurate with the aims and
the teaching of degree programmes, interest in and experience            objectives of the position, as directed by the Head of the
of working with mixed groups of international students, and an           Business School.
active scholarly interest in their subject area.                      •	 Manage and lead teaching and learning activities of staff on a
                                                                         specific degree;
                                                                      •	 Oversee planning, development and delivery of modules;
                                                                      •	 Lead on Quality Assurance, Enhancement and continuous
Enterprise and Engagement                                                Improvement of the programme;
For ATS staff at UEA is an expectation of appropriate contributions   •	 Lead the curriculum design, innovation and any resulting
to teaching and related activities and to enterprise and                 amendments.
engagement. Enterprise and engagement involves academic
staff in the use of, or development of, intellectual capital which
benefits both the University and non-academic sectors, through         Informal enquiries about the position will be
community engagement and interactions with other public                welcomed by Professor Naresh Pandit, Professor of
                                                                               Person Specification
sector bodies, business and the third sector.                          International Business
                                                                               The person specification for this post is enclosed in this brochure.
                                                                        (Tel. +44(0)1603 592886 or
Person Specification
Senior Lecturer in Business Management
Education, Experience & Achievements                                   Skills & Knowledge
Essential Criteria                                                     Essential Criteria
•	   Good honours degree in relevant discipline                        •	   Proven ability to provide high quality undergraduate and
•	   Relevant subject-area teaching experience in higher                    graduate teaching
     education, including evidence of engagement with                  •	   Excellent communication skills in the English language
     international students and working in a multinational and         •	   Ability to work effectively in a diverse and spatially distributed
     multicultural environment                                              team
•	   Substantial experience of leading, managing and growing a         •	   Excellent teaching and presentation skills
     taught programme
                                                                       •	   Ability to motivate colleagues to achieve consistently high
•	   Understanding and experience of national and international             quality scholarship output and innovation in teaching
     subject quality benchmarks and standards
                                                                       •	   Ability to influence and implement strategy, working as part
•	   Experience of designing course material for business/                  of a team
     management programmes
•	   Experience of leading diverse and dispersed course teams
                                                                       Special Circumstances
Desirable Criteria                                                     •	   Willingness to travel to other university sites, nationally and
•	   Masters degree, or equivalent qualification in relevant                internationally, as required
•	   PhD in a business/management subject relevant to the
     School’s areas of expertise or equivalent level qualification,
     or be near to completion with submission within one year of
•	   Demonstrable experience of enterprise and engagement,
     commensurate with stage of career, including demonstrable
     experience of working with external networks, including
     industry, government and education
•	   Subject scholarship with an ongoing and successful record of
     publications in a business/ management field
•	   Experience of working or studying abroad

Personal Attributes
Essential Criteria
•	   Ability and willingness to contribute to the teaching profile,
     administration and general life of the School
•	   Sensitivity to different national and regional cultures and
•	   Ability and willingness to work towards Centre, School,
     Faculty and organisational goals
•	   Committed to developing innovative teaching methods
•	   Committed to high quality and teaching
•	   Excellent interpersonal skills with evidence of ability to work
     with others effectively
General Information
Terms and Conditions of Appointment                                     Starting Date
The candidate to whom an appointment is offered will receive            This post is available from 1 February 2013 and based at UEA’s
a full statement of the terms and conditions of appointment for         Norwich campus.
Academic, Teaching and Scholarship Staff (ATS).
Duties                                                                  For Senior Lecturers, salary will be £45,486 to £52,706 per annum
The post holder is required to assume such duties and                   on Academic Grade 4 on the single salary spine (ATS). The normal
responsibilities appropriate to the appointment as may be               expectation is that starting salary will be at the minimum of the
assigned to them by the governing bodies of the University or           advertised salary scale.
by the Dean of Faculty or Head of School, as appropriate, acting
on their behalf. The post holder will examine without further           Annual Leave Entitlement
payment in the examination for degrees and diplomas of the
                                                                        There is an annual holiday entitlement of six weeks, plus statutory
University when required to do so.
                                                                        (8 days) and customary (6 days) holidays.

Residence                                                               Superannuation
The University is strongly committed to providing an excellent
                                                                        The posts are superannuable under the Universities
student experience and research environment, and it is expected
                                                                        Superannuation Scheme.
that all staff will be available on campus to carry out their duties
during the working week in support of these goals. Absences for
significant periods are by agreement with the Head of School or         Occupational Health Assessment
Head of Division.                                                       Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory Occupational
                                                                        Health Assessment to be carried out by the University’s
Relocation expenses                                                     Occupational Health Service.

Relocation expenses are reimbursable under certain conditions.

                                                                        Entitlement to Work in the United
Interview expenses                                                      Kingdom
Reasonable travel and incidental expenses incurred in attending         If you are shortlisted for interview you will be asked to bring to
the interview will be reimbursed. (Please ensure that you keep          interview original documentary evidence of permission to work
all receipts). Please note that if you are offered a post and decline   in the UK. Candidates invited to interview will be provided with a
the offer, travel and incidental expenses will not be reimbursed.       list of appropriate documents that can be provided as evidence.
Detailed information on the allowances will be provided on the          Please DO NOT provide this with your application.
expenses claim form which will be sent to you if you are invited to
                                                                        Due to the nature of this role and the level of qualifications
                                                                        required, please note that immigration legislation allows the
                                                                        University to apply for a sponsorship certificate for this post.
                                                                        Where appropriate, the University will apply for a sponsorship
                                                                        certificate from the UK Border Agency on behalf of the candidate
                                                                        offered employment. The individual will be required to supply
                                                                        original documents and certificates to support this application.
                                                                        Workers from outside of the EU who do not have current
                                                                        residency status within the UK and will require entry clearance
                                                                        or leave to remain approval from the Borders Agency should
                                                                        familiarise themselves with Tier 2 (General) of the Points Based
                                                                        System operated by the Home Office. Details are available at

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                                                                         line. If you need this document in an
                                                                         alternative format please contact us on
                                                                         01603 593034, fax 01603 593522, or
Application Process
Application Process                                                    Referees
You should submit a covering letter and three paper copies of          In naming referees in your application, you are requested to give
your curriculum vitae, or one copy if submitting the application       only those who can immediately be approached and one of these
by e-mail, along with a completed application form and equal           must be your current employer, or if not employed your most
opportunities monitoring form.                                         recent employer.

Your completed application form should quote the appropriate
reference code as indicated on the front page of this brochure
and be returned by 12 noon on 4 January 2013.                          Interviews
                                                                       It is anticipated that presentations and interviews will take place
                                                                       in the School on 5 February 2013. Candidates who have not
You can find an application form at
                                                                       heard by this time should assume their application has been
http:// or by telephoning the Human
Resources Division on 01603 593034.

                                                                       Please note that feedback will not normally be provided to those
You should return the application to us either electronically as an
                                                                       applicants who are not shortlisted for this post
e-mail attachment to, or by posting it to the
Human Resources Division, University of East Anglia, Norwich,
NR4 7TJ.

Postal applications will not be acknowledged unless a stamped
addressed envelope or postcard is supplied.
Please note that applications received after the closing date will
not normally be accepted.

Equal Opportunities Form
Please note that an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form must
be completed and returned with ALL applications, whether
submitted by post or by email. If submitted by email, the Equal
Opportunities Monitoring Form must be sent as a separate
document/attachment to the Application Form

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will be detached from
the received application before short-listing takes place and will
not form any part of either the short-listing or decitions making

Proof of Qualifications
The person specification for this post lists qualifications that are
essential and/or desirable and you may hold some or all of these
qualifications. Please note that if you are offered a contract you
may be asked to provide original certificates of these educational
and professional qualifications. Please DO NOT provide these with
your application.

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