Human Resources

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Operations or Global Supply Chain Management - QMUL11574

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £40,182 - £50,030 / £52,878 - £59,104 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL11574
Date posted: 12-May-2017
Closing date: 19-Jun-2017

Job profile Apply online


The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a lectureship or senior lectureship in either operations or global supply chain management. Applicants for the senior lectureship will be established academics with strong publication records, while applicants for the lectureship will be at least at post-doctoral level. This post offers an opportunity to shape the school’s intellectual agenda in operations management in a rapidly growing and distinctive management School.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

QMUL has been recognised as a top 100 university in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, and placed 9th in the UK among multi-faculty institutions in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It is the fourth largest college in the University of London and is growing rapidly through sustained investments in facilities on one of London’s largest campuses (Mile End), excellent research and improving the student experience. QMUL is a highly internationalised university, but with deep roots and continuing engagement with East London communities.

School of Business and Management (SBM)

The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have around 80 academic staff, with more appointments in process. We have over 900 undergraduate Business Studies students plus approximately 600 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have around 500 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of 58 doctoral students.

We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science led approach to our scholarship. We are a non-departmentalised school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

SBM recently re-committed to our core purpose, that is, to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We organise our activities thematically, cross-cutting traditional divisions between disciplinary departments.

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Operations or Global Supply Chain Management

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity to research and publish at an internationally excellent level or higher (at least 3 in the recent REF) in the broad area of operations and supply chains within business and management. Candidates for the lectureship should have a completed doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) by September 2017 and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. For the senior lectureship the successful applicant will already be an established academic and be expected to have a strong publication record. An experience of, and willingness to undertake, administrative roles would also be desirable at the senior lecturer level.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching on our MSc and undergraduate programmes in areas such as operations management, supply chain management, global value chains and production networks, sustainable operations, ethical supply chains and/or the global operational context. It would be desirable, but not essential, if applicants were able to demonstrate evidence of research activities that align with the interests of existing SBM academic staff, particularly on: contextualising operations within institutional frameworks, the international division of labour and international development, the shifting economics of borders, and challenges to the existing trade regime. We would also highly value experience of grant and contract research, particularly projects that have demonstrable impacts beyond academia.

The post is full time and permanent. Applicants who wish to be considered for a job-share arrangement or for flexible working are welcome. The School is proud of its long-standing commitment to diversity and equality, and will be applying for an Athena Swan award in April 2017 in recognition of this. Queen Mary is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

Starting salary will be in the range £40,182 - £50,030 / £52,878 – £59,104 per annum inclusive of London Allowance and include 30 days annual leave, USS pension scheme membership, and interest-free travel season ticket loan.

Your application should include a CV plus a brief outline of your research plans and evidence of your teaching (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition). As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the School on your research and on your teaching. The post is available any time after 1st September 2017.

Enquiries can be addressed to:

Professor Frances Bowen, Head of School

Dr Martha Prevezer, Teaching Group Convenor

Information about the School can be found at  To apply for this position, please complete an application online via

The closing date for applications is 19 June 2017.  Interviews are expected to be held in July 2017.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

Apply online