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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Business

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Location:  Stoke Campus
Salary:   £36,386 to £51,805 Per Annum (Dependent Upon Experience) Full Time Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 09 January 2023
Closing Date:   Sunday 05 February 2023
Interview Date:   Thursday 02 March 2023
Reference:  JSS21-56-R

Who is Staffordshire University?  

We are the Connected University with 100 years of experience and ambition in becoming the UK’s foremost digital Institution. Our main campus is located in Stoke on Trent alongside our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Staffordshire University London’s Digital Institute is our first campus outside the Midlands. 

With more than 10,000 Full Time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students on campus, we continue to drive innovation and change, aiming to positively disrupt our sector. For our University, it is about so much more than the numbers. In fact, if there’s one thing that sets us apart, it’s our people who are all #ProudToBeStaffs. Every one of our employees goes above and beyond to deliver on our connected mission, responding to the needs of our students, academic partners, businesses and society.   

Over the past 5 years, we have transformed ourselves into a Gold standard provider of teaching and learning, gaining historically high positions in the UK league tables. With digital skills being at our core, we strive for diversity in all its forms and play an important role in our local communities and regional economies. 

Staffordshire University has been on a transformative journey over the last 5 years, achieving UK top 50 League Table rankings, TEF Gold standard in Teaching and Learning, and recognition as the “Connected University” through working with our community and region. Business minded, industry engaged, research applied, technologically savvy and digitally leading, we provide an outstanding education for our students, preparing them for the jobs of the future.

Many of our students come from areas with low rates of participation in higher education and we continually strive to ensure the courses we offer meet the needs of people and employers. We are expanding our non-traditional, flexible study options, particularly in apprenticeships serving the public sector.

Under the leadership of our new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Martin Jones, we are embarking on the next exciting phase of our strategic development.  This includes expansion of the Staffordshire Business School, whose five-year plan is centred upon growth and diversification of our taught courses and research profile.  Our new taught postgraduate courses will go live in 2022 and be followed by a set of completely new undergraduate awards in 2023.  Alongside this, we are increasing the breadth of our successful portfolio of apprenticeships and the number of employers with whom we work.

On our Stoke-on-Trent campus, the new £40m Catalyst Building will deliver 6,500 new apprentices in the next decade, boosting both the local and national economy. The development of our offer to new academic areas and geographic locations will see us expand our reach and make an innovative offer to a new generation of students.

This is a time of great opportunity for Staffordshire University. If you are keen to pursue a stimulating, challenging and professionally fulfilling career, we want to hear from you. 

About the role

We are now looking to appoint a number of highly motivated Lecturers and Senior Lecturers to join our growing interdisciplinary academic team and be part of delivering our ambitious plans. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with experience of accounting and finance, digital marketing, or business management.  

You will have a commitment to developing and delivering high-quality face-to-face and online teaching, have excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team of academic staff in delivering across our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship courses.

You will have the ability to deliver an excellent student experience through creative and innovative learning, and a commitment to pastoral care, as well as actively making an impact in knowledge exchange, innovation, enterprise and/or research. 

The Staffordshire Business School sits within our School of Justice, Security and Sustainability, a unique combination of disciplines that is ideally placed to respond to today’s business environment, including the agendas for social justice and sustainable development. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues from other academic disciplines including law, criminology, policing and forensics, and others across the wider university community.

Starting salary will depend on your qualifications and experience but for the Senior Lecturer role you will have significant experience of managing, leading and developing courses, supervision of research projects and knowledge of academic quality assurance processes. You will also be a member of the HE Academy or hold an equivalent teaching qualification. 

As an academic staff member, you will exhibit Staffordshire University values in your ‘ambitious and inspirational’ attitude and your ‘curious and daring’ approach to teaching. As well as contributing to the delivery of teaching you will be expected to undertake research, consultancy and income generating activities to contribute towards the Business School strategic priorities.

For further information or an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Head of Business, Carol Southall ( or Dr John Wheeler, Associate Dean (

In return for your dedication, we have a competitive benefits package available

  • Competitive incremental rates of Pay
  • 37 days Annual Leave plus 11 days Bank Holiday and Discretionary days
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Access to continued professional and personal development
  • An opportunity to become part of the wider University community
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Facilities on site at the Stoke Campus
  • Discounted Travel by Rail or Bus, with the option of season tickets loans 

We reserve the right to close any vacancies when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. All applicants are advised to complete and submit your applications as soon as possible. 

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Further details:

Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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