You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the Supply Chain Research Group (SCRG) in WMG – developing and enhancing its reputation, both internal and external to the University.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To establish a sound research base within the Department that aligns with the strategy of the SCRG in order to pursue individual and collaborative research of high quality consistent with making a full active research contribution to the Department.
- To secure, in collaboration with colleagues as appropriate, external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research agenda.
- To manage research projects within the University, including their financial control and to supervise post-doctoral research assistants, research fellows, research students, technical and other support staff engaged in research.
- To support the activities of the Supply Chains in Practice (SCIP) industrial collaborator forum. Annually, this will include:
- Supervision of up to 4 company-based MSc projects
- Delivery of a cross-collaborator thematic piece of research that could result in both a practitioner report and academic publication
- Secure and support more applied forms of research funding (e.g. KTP, Innovate UK, EngD) in conjunction with collaborators
- Support the organisation of and actively participate in the quarterly networking events and collaborator forum meetings
- Co-ordination of the overall programme of company-based MSc projects for the SCRG which includes organisation of the annual MSc showcase to SCIP members, and capturing the impact of company-based projects as Success Stories
- To consider the value of research achievements within their potential commercial context and where appropriate and with the assistance of the Research Impact Services, take appropriate action to protect such research results by patent application or copyright to the potential benefit of the University.
- Where appropriate and expedient, to secure contract work to the benefit of (your) research activity and to provide resources to underpin this activity.
- To publish research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing.
- To publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other outlets and proactively seek opportunities to increase impact and public engagement. This will include:
- Blog posts
- Articles in practitioner journals
- Success stories
- SCIP networking events
- Keynotes at practitioner conferences
- To identify and explore with the Department and the University any entrepreneurial opportunities which may arise and to ensure that intellectual property rights are protected for the benefit of the University and the researcher.
- To attend and present research findings and papers at academic and professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the department.
- To contribute fully to the research plans developed by the Department, including providing such information as may be required by the Department to monitor the progress of each member of staff’s research programme and to support the Department fully in the preparation of material required for the REF or similar activities.
- To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum and in the design and launch of new degrees or other academic awards where appropriate.
- To design, and be responsible for the contents of specific areas of teaching and learning within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
- To give lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching obligations and to supervise laboratory work by undergraduate and postgraduate students, as appropriate.
- To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work.
- To support students during any industrial placements, fieldwork or exchange programmes as required.
- To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.
- To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date research and scholarship in relevant fields to ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.
- To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
- To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information as may be required by the Department or the University.
Administration and Other Activities
- To oversee the management and continue to develop the Supply Chain Research Group (SCRG) PhD programme.
- To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
- To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
- To participate in relevant professional activities.
- To engage in continuous professional development.
- To undertake external commitments, which reflect, well and enhance the reputation of the University.
- To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The postholder will be required to be flexible in their duties.