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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Project Management

Kent Business School

Location:  Chatham
Salary:  £34,804 to £59,135 per annum
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 9
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 18 March 2020
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 19 April 2020  (unless otherwise stated)
Reference:  SS-182-20

Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Project Management to support the expansion of our Medway campus. We are looking for a dedicated scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to teaching, research and enterprise. 

The successful applicant will lead and contribute to the delivery of modules in the new MSc in Project Management and contribute to our School’s successful student enterprise and business engagement activities. Apart from a successful teaching record, you will also have developed an original and productive research and/or scholarship agenda, demonstrating the ability or clear potential to publish in internationally-ranked, peer-reviewed journals. 

Evidence of income generation, impactful research, scholarship, or corporate engagement is expected in the case of appointments at Senior Lecturer level.

We encourage applications from educators with experience in technology enabled learning and executive education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. We particularly encourage applications from prospective candidates whose work relates strongly to the School’s mission of sustainable innovation.

Successful applicants may be offered an Education & Research or an Education, Scholarship and Professional Practice position depending on their profile and qualifications.

While the School seeks to appoint to an open-ended position, we will also consider applications from early career researchers completing their PhD’s who can demonstrate potential to publish in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals, as judged by the Chartered ABS   International Guide to Academic Journal Quality. Potential is demonstrated by manuscripts under review in these journals. In these instances and similar cases, we reserve the right to make a 1 year fixed-term appointment.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Project Management you will:

  • Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, demand-driven and student-centred taught programmes; as Senior Lecturer, provide academic leadership in this area.
  • Undertake research and/or scholarship, independently and collaboratively, and at Senior Lecturer level provide leadership to more junior academic colleagues within the group and the School as required.
  • Teach and administer modules within the subject area, including Project Management Office, Strategic Portfolio Management and Project Risk Management.
  • Contribute to executive education programmes and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in relevant area or near completion (E&R) OR Masters (or equivalent) in relevant professional area (E,S&P)
  • Teaching experience in Project Management
  • Evidence of successful publication activity in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals (E&R) OR Engagement in scholarship as evidenced by publications in journals rated 2* or higher (ES&P)
  • Experience in delivering technology enabled learning and teaching

Kent Business School (KBS) is a leading Business School, ranked in the top 30 in the UK and is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB) which places KBS within the top institutions globally for business degrees, with only 5% of the world’s Business Schools attaining this accreditation.

The School offers the post holder a supportive and collegial work environment as well as an attractive incentive package to include an excellent salary and research funding. Colleagues are engaged and present for most of the working week, ensuring time for exchange and collaboration. Colleagues on Education and Research contracts will benefit from comparatively moderate contact hours (typically 6-7 hours per week per term). 

Our School at Medway

At Medway, Kent Business School offers undergraduate programmes in Business and Management and Finance and Investment. Both programmes offer an optional year abroad or year in industry – an important feature driving significant student growth in recent years and supporting the strong focus on employability and business engagement at Medway. Kent Business School at Medway is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic ventures across the entire University.

While the post is based at Medway, the successful candidate may be expected to take up teaching and other responsibilities at the University’s other campuses, study centres and off campus for the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships. 

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: SS-182-20

Please also indicate in your application if you are applying for an Education and Research (E&R) or Education, Scholarship and Professional Practice (E,S&P) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer role.

If you are applying for L/SL, (E&R) - Please note – a 2 page, 3 to 5 year research plan should be uploaded as part of your application, as well as a CV and Cover letter.

For informal discussion only, please contact Professor Marian Garcia, Dean of Kent Business School, You may also contact Professor Paola Scaparra, Head of the Management Science Subject Group (

Interviews will likely take place in June 2020.

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Please note - Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all interviews will take place remotely.  Our processes will evolve as the Government advice is updated.