WMG – University of Warwick, Coventry
Indefinite: Permanent post
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 a relevant discipline and have significant proven experience of academic or industrial teaching in Freight Transport Management and other related areas. 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.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development of its teaching and learning activities. In return we will provide 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 recognises 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, and onsite childcare facilities. 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.
The University of West London has appointed SearchHigher as their recruitment partner for this campaign, please apply below by uploading your CV & Cover Letter or call Chris Boote on 07823524581 or email C.Boote@searchhigher.com for a confidential conversation. Previous applicants need not apply.
To undertake high quality teaching, provide academic leadership and supervise modules in Supply Chain and Logistics subjects, mainly at Level 7, with a focus on Freight Transport Management, to develop and enhance the reputation of Supply Chain and Logistics teaching and learning at WMG, both internally and externally.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching and Learning Support
- To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and deliver Supply Chain and Logistics education/ teaching across a range of modules mainly at Level 7.
- To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
- To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects as appropriate.
- To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and contribute to continuous improvement of Supply Chain and Logistics teaching and learning.
- To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and resources.
- To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely and worthwhile feedback to students.
- To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using the appropriate media.
- Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course, module, programme, etc).
- To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
Research and Scholarship
- To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice within the teaching team.
- Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
- To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.
Administration and Other Activities
- To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, facilitate outreach work and build relationships for future activities.
- To act as a personal tutor and where necessary be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.
- To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
- To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
- To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-teaching CPD.
- Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
- Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited degree.
POST TITLE: Senior Teaching Fellow (Freight Transport Management)
The post holder must be able
|ESSENTIAL (E) or
a) Application Form
|1||Honours degree or equivalent (2.1 or above) in a relevant field||E||a, c|
|2||Masters qualification in a relevant field||E||a, c|
|3||Significant proven experience in academic and/or industrial teaching in Freight Transport Management||E||a, c, d|
|4||Significant proven experience in academic and/or industrial teaching in one or more of the following areas:
– Storage and Warehouse Management
– Supply Chain and Logistics Management
– Procurement and Inventory Management
|E||a, c, d|
|5||Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post||E||a, c|
|6||Significant proven experience in designing teaching materials in one or more of the Supply Chain and Logistics areas indicated above||E||a, c, d|
|7||Proven experience of project supervision and/ or mentoring of professional staff||E||a, c|
|8||Ability to use a range of techniques to adapt to the needs of the learners and familiarity with strategies to promote learning||E||a, c, d|
|9||Experience or a willingness to use e-learning technologies to engage learners.
|10||Understanding of diversity equal opportunities as they may impact on areas of teaching
|11||Effective engagement and facilitation skills with proven ability to quickly gain credibility and competence||E||a, c|
|12||Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and contribute positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work independently||E||a, c|
|13||Good interpersonal skills; the ability to relate well to colleagues and different kinds of students’||E||a, c, d|
|14||Engaged in continuous professional development||E||a, c|
|1||A relevant doctoral qualification||D||a, c|
|2||Understanding of scholarly activity within Supply Chain and Logistics education/ general education||D||a, c|
|3||Experience of teaching and learning administration||D||a, c|
For further information about WMG, please visit our website
We believe there should be no barriers to continuing education, and we strive to ensure that the future workforce has the skills they need to become the UK’s upcoming engineers and inventors.
Our unique approach to undergraduate education enables full-time students, Higher Apprentices, and full-time employees to gain an engineering degree.
Our teaching staff deliver educational programmes not just at Warwick, but internationally, and the knowledge we can leverage from our research excellence enables our students to reach their highest possible standards.
Full details of our range of undergraduate and Degree Apprenticeships can be found via the following link:
If you would like further information about the HEA accreditation or APPTE requirements, these links should help.