Location: University of Warwick, Coventry
Vacancy Type/Job category: Teaching Only
Salary: £40,792 – £48,677 per annum
Closing Date: 10th July 2019
Interview Date: 30th July 2019
Full time (36.5 hours per week), permanent position
WMG is a global venture and provides innovative solutions to industry, having an international reputation supporting some of the most advanced research, development and education programmes in the world. Underpinned by the quality of its research, WMG offers a wide range of MSc courses for full-time students and for company- based senior managers from companies such as Airbus, Astrazeneca, GE Aviation, GSK, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, Syngenta and UTC Aerospace Systems. We have extensive collaborative partnerships around the world and teach programmes in ten international centres across Europe and the Far East. As part of our continuing expansion and development we are looking to strengthen our team by recruiting a Senior Teaching Fellow in Freight Transport Management. Teaching will cover all modes of transport and intermodal approaches with a focus on international supply chains.
You will be involved in the design, organisation, delivery, management and administration of teaching programmes up to MSc level, in addition to the supervision of Project Students up to Doctoral level (depending on qualifications) in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment.
You should hold an Honours degree (or higher qualification) in an engineering, technical, business or supply chain related discipline and have significant practical experience of physical logistics and distribution. You will also need to be versatile, possess excellent communication and presentation skills and be able to operate in a flexible team environment. In return we can offer a dynamic and challenging environment at the interface with industry, and an opportunity to teach leading edge courses in the UK and overseas.
In return we will provide you with a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare facilities and the childcare vouchers scheme. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
WMG has engaged the services of Search Higher to manage this recruitment. If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter directly by email to Kaye Matthews, Search Higher Recruitment Manager (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Please do not submit an on-line application for this role.
To undertake teaching in the field of freight transport management to postgraduate and post-qualification levels. This will include supervision of research students and student projects from undergraduate up to doctoral level. There will be a requirement to teach overseas.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To deliver teaching in the field of transport management including road, rail, air, water and intermodal transport in a local, national and international context. Teaching activities include lectures, seminars and small group work, including assessment, preparing students for projects, project supervision, marking of assignments and dissertations using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, internally and externally.
2. To supervise research students and student projects up to doctoral level (depending on qualifications). Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
3. To contribute to the planning, design, organisation and development of objectives and materials for courses, which includes identifying areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
4. To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres, as required.
5. To be able to draw on examples from practical experience working in international logistics and transportation to contextualise and provide a vivid learning experience.
6. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
7. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work and contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
8. To undertake any other duties, such as administration and pastoral care of students, as required.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Honours Degree or equivalent (2.1 or above) in an engineering, business or supply chain related discipline (a,c)
Essential Criteria 2
A proven academic or professional track record in the field of transport management, physical logistics and warehousing (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 3
Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post (a,c)
Essential Criteria 4
High level of self-motivation (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
High level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to work as a part of a team (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a,c)
Essential Criteria 9
Experience of teaching and engaging effectively with groups of students (a,c)
Essential Criteria 10
Active interest in latest thinking and recent developments in practice in the areas of International logistics / freight and warehousing (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 11
Strong IT Skills/ computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
A relevant MSc / MBA level or higher qualification or international management / business qualification (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience or ability in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 3
Practical experience of international logistics (a,c)
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