Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Project Management (12 Months Fixed Term)

Birmingham City University


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School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Location:  City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)

£39,605 to £53,229
per annum
Fixed Term
Posted On:  Thursday 12 January 2023
Closing Date:  Friday 27 January 2023
Interview Date: 

To be confirmed
Reference:  012023-13

Are you an experienced and motivated academic looking for your next goal? Are you interested in delivering high quality research and teaching at MSc level in Project Management?   

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join the Engineering Department to support the MSc Project Management and MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses through teaching, research and enterprise. 

The main focus of the role will be in the delivery the Engineering Management (EM) courses including but not limited to MSc project management and MSc logistics and supply chain management. The key areas covered in these courses are resource management, procurement and contract law, international operations and logistics, principles of project management, international business and marketing, enterprise systems, strategic planning for the supply chain, as well as individual master’s project. The successful candidate would be competent and demonstrate expertise and knowledge in the aforementioned areas. 

Moreover, the job holder will be required to design units of study and their assessment regimes; identify learning objectives and teaching methods; develop materials and resources, including materials for use on the Distance Learning versions of the courses and supporting other activities like personal tutoring, and research activities. 

To ensure the ongoing development and success of the Engineering Management courses, the role will require regular liaison with industry (both existing and potential contacts), generating new ideas for relevant learning opportunities, including but not limited to student projects, case studies, workshops and guest lectures.     

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:  

  • A track-record of engagement with education, training and skills development either in industry or academia. 
  • Relevant backgrounds include project management position at an engineering organisation; engineering consultancy roles; Applicants with relevant industrial experience gained from roles within HE or industry are also welcomed.  
  • Ability to successfully collaborate and innovate, building strong networks externally and internally.  

Skills and Experience 



  • A good first degree and PhD or equivalent in the relevant field including, but not limited to Engineering Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Operations Management or Business Administration. 


  • Recognised expert in an area of engineering business management 
  • Demonstrates good understanding of Engineering Management subject matters at conceptual & practice-based levels.  
  • Evidence of a development role in high quality teaching or have presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting. 
  • Evidence of effective leadership within the Engineering Management sector 
  • Contributed to high quality publications or other relevant outputs in research or leading-edge practice.  


  • Demonstrates the capability to be able to deliver high quality research and teaching. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong collaborations. 
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to apply these both within and outside the university. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate to a variety of audience. 

Subject expertise in one or more of the following: 

  • Project Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Contract Law 
  • Strategy Management 
  • Quality Systems 
  • International Business and Marketing 
  • Procurement  
  • Sustainable transport Operations and Management  


  • Prince 2 practitioner 
  • Transportation and freight operations such a road, rail and ocean 
  • Evidence of leading collaborative research and/or enterprise activity producing high quality outputs with demonstrable impact, in particular influencing leading edge practice.  
  • Track record of successful networking. 
  • Higher education teaching qualification or professional recognition (e.g., PGCert, FHEA or equivalent)  

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.  

We invite applications to join our team in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment. You will have opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in undertaking research and in the delivery of our Engineering courses particularly related to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in manufacturing and project management. Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham, at the City Centre Campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. We are a practice-based school, our undergraduate programmes are delivered using the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) framework, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful interdisciplinary domains. 

In return we offer a generous pension and annual leave provision. We also operate a hybrid working model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote working where appropriate, dependent on work duties. We also provide access to excellent facilities on campus, including supportive family friendly policies.”

Committed to celebrating and supporting our diverse student and staff community we hold a Departmental Athena Swan Bronze award and are members of the WISE campaign. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.

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The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us: [email protected]

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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