Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Cranfield University
£45,751-£50,798 per annum for Lecturer, £55,753-£61,942 per annum for Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor
Closing date:
3rd October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Monday 3rd October
Long listing
Thursday 13th October
Preliminary interviews
Friday 14th October, Tuesday 18th & Thursday 20th October
Short listing
Monday 31st October
Final panel
Monday 14th November, Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November 2022


About the Role

We expect applicants to complement and add value to our core portfolio of education / teaching  (e.g. MSc and executive programmes) and research activities (e.g. research / consulting projects, publishing high quality papers and doctoral supervision). 

About You

You will have a PhD (Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor posts) in a relevant subject (e.g., Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Operations Management) or be close to PhD completion (Lecturer post). You will be expected to have at least a developing portfolio of high quality papers which have been published or have been submitted to journals for publication (Lecturer post) or an established record of high quality papers already published in journals (Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor posts). You will be motivated to engage actively in thought leadership activities involving and with businesses, clients, and other key stakeholders and to be involved with the successful delivery of executive programmes.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) is recognised as one of the most prestigious UK business schools, with 50 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is a triple accredited School (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB) and it is known for its excellence in leadership development and its deep-rooted relationships with organisations.

The Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain Management Group is one of the largest faculty groups in Europe in these areas, and our MSc in Logistics & Supply Chain Management is one of the oldest Master’s programmes of its kind in the world. We also run a MSc in Procurement and & Supply Chain Management, a MSc Executive in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (part-time) and a range of executive programmes. We have an enviable academic reputation, which has earned us a recent ranking by SCM World as the No.1 university outside of North America and No. 11 worldwide.

Members of the Group are research active, with research interests that include, inter alia, inventory management, risk and resilience, Supply Chain 4.0, reverse logistics, procurement, big data & supply chain analytics, freight transport, food & retail supply chains, agile supply chains, collaboration & relationships, sustainability, simulation & modelling, manufacturing supply chain and warehousing. We publish world-leading papers in journals and have a successful track record of income generation from research and consulting projects.

We wish to grow our team by appointing three new, permanent members at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level. We welcome applications from individuals related to any specialism in the logistics and supply chain management fields but we are particularly interested for applicants with expertise in procurement, freight transport, digital supply chains, operations management and sustainable supply chains.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                    

For more information, visit www.join-cranfield.com or for an informal conversation contact Maliha Ahmed (Maliha.ahmed@gatenbysanderson.com

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How to Apply

This is a two-part application process.

1) Written application: Please apply with a CV and an application statement which clearly states which academic level position you wish to apply for. Your application statement should also address the key criteria in the Job Description. The deadline for the written statement is Monday 3rd October.

2) Once we have received your written application you will be sent a link to record a 3 minute video that addresses the following questions: 'why would you like to join the Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management team at Cranfield', and 'what will you bring to the team?'. The deadline for the video submission is Wednesday 5th October.

Before submitting your application, please consider the following:

  • Detail any employment or education gaps
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to the final stages. We will always gain permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulties you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Please let us know any support you require to complete the application process.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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