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  • Ref no: RGU03171
  • Published: 14/5/2020
  • Closes: 21/6/2020
  • Location: RGU Garthdee, AB10 7GJ
  • Salary: £34,804.00 - £49,553.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Summary

We are seeking a new academic colleague to join The People, Organisations and Management team within Aberdeen Business School. We offer a range of accredited Masters degrees, and contribute to a range of teaching and commercial activities, informed by our research and professional experience. We are internationally recognised for excellence in professional education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and consistently maintain one of the UK's best graduate employment records. We have a strong commitment to academic citizenship within an inclusive environment that benefits from the diversity of our students and our colleagues.

This role offers opportunities for teaching and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You might currently be in an academic or professional role with experience of teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision. We would particularly welcome candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, quality and environmental management.

You will be educated to Masters Degree Level and already possess, or be close to completing, your doctorate. Established membership and engagement with a relevant professional body would be highly advantageous.

You need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities and providing excellent student care. We are committed to promoting academic attainment and inspiring student employability and ambition. Informal enquires regarding this opportunity are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Zoe Morrison, Academic Strategic Lead,

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. For more information visit:

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

Closing Date: 21 June 2020

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - People, Organisations and Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses.  Teaching in online and traditional modes, student support and project supervision with expertise in one or more of the following: energy transitions, project management, purchasing and procurement, supply chain management, quality and environmental management.


*Carries out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips, studio work, practicals, etc.), student supervision and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

*Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

*Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

*Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

*Participates in subject and course development.

*Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of innovative and engaging delivery of teaching and learning.

*Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (e.g. year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records, etc.).

*Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

*Maintains working relationship with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

*Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

*Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (e.g. liaison with professional bodies, support for accreditation activities, engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

* Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Masters Degree

Membership of professional body such as Association for Project Management, Project Management Institute, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, Chartered Quality Institute.#


Previous teaching experience in an academic setting or commercial environment.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in related area.


Understanding of professional accreditation of teaching and learning.


Experience of commercial consultancy, training, research or employment in related areas.

Supervision of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support- Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research- Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking - Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation