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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Big Data Analytics

Kent Business School

Location:  Canterbury
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)
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  SS-186-20

Kent Business School is seeking an Education and Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Big Data Analytics to join the Management Science group. We are looking for a dedicated scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to research and teaching in this area, as well as to our enterprise and business engagement activities.

The successful applicant will lead and contribute to the delivery of business analytics modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In particular, you will be expected to provide teaching in data visualisation (with software such as Tableau), machine learning, database management with SQL, data analytics software (e.g., Weka, SPSS), and statistical programming languages (e.g. Python, R).

In addition to previous teaching experience, you should have a clearly defined research agenda with a track record or clear potential to publish in top peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of income generation, impactful research, or corporate engagement is expected in the case of appointments to Senior Lecturer level. Although all areas of Data Analytics will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in areas that the Management Science group is looking to grow, including big data analysis, text and social media analytics, and machine learning.

Applicants who are keen to contribute to the development of key research areas within the School, including healthcare, transportation, and sustainability, are also invited to apply.

We encourage applications from educators with experience in demand-driven curriculum development, technology-enabled learning, and/or 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.

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. In these instances and similar cases, we reserve the right to make a 1 year fixed-term appointment.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Big Data Analytics you will:

  • Undertake research, independently and collaboratively, preparing articles of world-leading and internationally excellent quality and at Senior Lecturer level provide leadership to more junior academic colleagues within the group and the School as required, generate income and contribute to the School’s overall strategy.
  • 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.
  • Teach and administer modules within the subject area, including: Big Data Analytics and Visualisation, and Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics.
  • Engage on a continuous and meaningful basis with colleagues in the School and contribute to a cohesive and collegial work environment.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in relevant area – awarded or near completion
  • Teaching experience in the advertised subject area, including experience in teaching that involves the use of modern data science software tools and technologies 
  • Evidence of successful publication activity in relevant 3* or 4* rated journals
  • 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 competitive salary, generous support for research/scholarship as well as a collegial and cohesive work environment. Colleagues are engaged and present for most of the working week to ensure 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).

While the post is based at Canterbury, 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-186-20

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 Maria Paola Scaparra, Professor of Management Science and Head of the Management Science group (

Interviews will likely take place in May 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.