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Job title Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Management

Department School of Management

Salary Starting from £56,021, rising to £64,914

Grade Grade 9

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Friday 17 May 2024

Closing date Thursday 13 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW11712

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Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Management

The School of Management is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer (Research & Teaching) in Higher Education Management to join the Strategy and Organisation Division within the School of Management. The Division runs a well-established Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management and hosts a flourishing research centre in higher education management. We are seeking applications from people keen to develop understanding of any aspect of management, leadership or organization studies in the setting of higher education institutions. 

The School of Management is one of the UK’s leading Business Schools, located in an impressive new building with state-of-the art resources near the city of Bath. It is ranked within the UK’s top ten and the world’s Global 100 business schools. In REF 2021, 91% of its submissions were judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, with 51% of submissions rated as 4*. This placed the School 7th in the UK for business and management studies. Knowledge from our research informs our teaching, and we are proud of how this helped us gain the award of TEF Gold status in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. The School has gained Athena Swan bronze status and is actively challenging limitations placed on academic careers by any forms of bias. We provide a highly successful portfolio of teaching programmes including undergraduate, masters, MBA and PhD. We aim to build on these successes, and part of this strategy involves expanding our group by attracting outstanding scholars who will engage in research, teaching, and administration at the highest level of excellence.

The Strategy and Organisation Division consists of a diverse group of scholars specialising in people-focused aspects of management and organisations. Our research covers the spectrum from applied to theoretical, from qualitative to quantitative methods, and from start-ups to established firms. With world-leading scholars publishing in top academic journals and a flourishing programme of seminars, conferences and workshops, we offer a lively research and intellectual culture. We publish in leading generalist journals, including Academy of Management journals, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Human Resource Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Studies, and, and leading entrepreneurship and innovation journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. We sustain a collegial and developmental culture and strive to ensure teaching-focused colleagues have similar access to successful careers as those who combine research and teaching. We offer a diverse set of teaching programmes, which seek to engage, inform, and enliven our students’ passion to become change agents for a better future. We are an international team, with on-going collaborations with leading universities from around the world. 

The Division is a vibrant and collegial academic community of almost 50 members of staff and successful candidates will want to play a full role in the Division’s thriving and ambitious culture. The team of colleagues is not only high-achieving but highly supportive. Colleagues are active contributors to the academic community through editing journals, taking up leadership positions in professional bodies, organising workshops and conferences. One of the top priorities of the Division is supporting and mentoring new and/or rising academics; all senior staff in the Division are actively involved in these activities.  

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar, with a record of achieving excellence in research and a proven teaching ability. Successful candidates will be expected to deliver a sustained record of world-leading research published in elite journals, funding capture and practical impact, and contribute high-quality teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up the role in September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of the S&O Division, Professor Nancy Harding email hnh25@bath.ac.uk however please ensure that you submit your application via the University website.

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We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.