Lecturer in Management

Robert Gordon University

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • £34,189 to £48,677 per annum, Academic 7/8
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: RGU02179

Job Summary

The Department of Management is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, collaborative colleague who can contribute across our suite of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes and related corporate activity.

A research active academic your main goal will be to inspire and prepare students at all levels of study to make an impact on the fast-changing business world. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to work alongside established researchers towards publications in the top relevant research journals.

You'll have an honours degree and masters’ degree in a relevant discipline and will ideally already possess a PhD or be in the final stages of working towards one. With that you'll bring a sound knowledge of business and management theory and practice and may have a further related area of specialism which we would work with you to develop.

Management research within Aberdeen Business School currently comprises several areas, including: management, strategy, planning and policy processes - particularly in the energy and renewables sectors; social aspects of entrepreneurship and SMEs; European public policy and EU trilogues; measuring social enterprises impact on community health and wellbeing; and sustainability and responsible consumption. Staff have received funding from various sources, including ESRC and SFC. Research is disseminated at academic and business events and published in high profile journals, monographs and reports. Several research areas are highly regarded for evidenced impact on risk-based consenting for offshore renewables and on democratic legitimacy in the EU.

We’re in the business of changing lives, developing students into highly employable graduates. This is your opportunity to be part of that amazing journey and join our 1500 colleagues who already enjoy the intellectual challenge, the vibrant community, richly rewarding work and lifestyle, including flexible working options.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant. For more information, visit: http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

Closing Date: 24 February 2019.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To assist in the design, management and delivery of postgraduate, undergraduate and corporate teaching programmes in Management.


To carry out designated teaching primarily in business, management, leadership management and other areas where appropriate and undertake assessment duties in these subject areas, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead, in compliance with official course documents.

To carry out the day to day operation of the School's courses, including student attendance records, personal tutorials and so on.

To design, deliver and update teaching materials for assigned taught modules and for corporate clients where appropriate.

To pursue related research activities (including consultancy).

To actively participate in and suggest relevant staff development activities.

To act, if required, as Cohort Tutor, Module Co-ordinator, or Year Tutor for the School's courses and to carry out all duties associated with its management (strategic, procedural, and operational).

To maintain working relationships with other Schools and Departments in the University, as necessary for the smooth operation and continual development of the School.

To establish and maintain relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary for the effective development of the School's teaching and research.

To promote and market the School and its teaching and research to local, national and international clientele.

To represent the School on relevant University Committees, and the School and the University on external Committees.

To carry out any other relevant activities as designated by the Head of School.

Expected to undertake short periods of international travel where required and have the capability to deliver corporate programmes.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc Masters Degree or equivalent

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of management and related concepts.
Experience and understanding of the academic environment, application process, design and delivery of modules, courses and assessment.


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

PhD in a relevant area.

Knowledge and Experience

Have the knowledge to design, develop, write and deliver a variety of modules in management where required.
Experience of academic delivery of management/related concepts.


Behaviour 1: Communication: Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare: Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support: Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery: Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research: Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking: Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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