Chair in the Management of Projects

The University of Manchester
09 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to invite applications for the post of Chair in Management of Projects to lead and shape the vibrant Management of Projects Research Group of academics based in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) at the University of Manchester.

This is an exciting opportunity for a successful, internationally recognised, academic to lead colleagues and shape the activities of the Management of Projects Research Group. The appointee will provide academic vision and support for colleagues to ensure that the Group and Department remains at the forefront of pioneering discoveries, interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-sector partnerships to tackle some of the biggest questions facing society at large. We particularly welcome applications from those with a research and education interest around the management of engineering and projects relating to at least one of the following areas:

a) health, safety and wellbeing;
b) infrastructure development and risk;
c) energy and climate change, and/or;
d) the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

The ideal candidate for this role will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, evidence of attracting significant research funding and of generating internationally recognised research outputs including publications in international journals. The candidate will have evidence of providing an exemplary student experience through research inspired teaching, the design of innovative and engaging learning materials and supportive supervision of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Management of Projects Group in the Department of MACE is world renowned for contributions to modern day project management theory and spans a range of research areas from organisational practice, through people and professional development, risk and health & safety. The group has strong engagement with the UK Cabinet Office and the Thomas Ashton Institute for Regulatory Research and has also developed the School of Engineering's unique suite of post-graduate MSc programmes in the Management of Projects. The School of Engineering's vision is to create societal change by leading innovation in the engineering discipline, and through research inspired teaching, develop pioneering engineers of the future. The role is an invaluable opportunity for an established researcher to advance their academic career, working closely with the Head of Department and colleagues across the Faculty to support the development of early career and established researchers within the Group aligned with the School vision. The University of Manchester also offers a generous benefits package, details of which can be found here.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. We would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

For more information, please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Imogen Wilde on (0) or Elliott Rae on (0) .
To apply, please go to using reference AQ757.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Tim Stallard, Head of the Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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