Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Postgraduate Online Dissertation Supervisor

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Postgraduate Online Dissertation Supervisor

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£44,263 - £56,021 per annum pro rata


Excellent Benefits Package

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Part Time



Job description

The Edinburgh Napier Business School is one of the largest modern Business Schools in Scotland and offers expertise, teaching and research across: Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, Marketing, Tourism, Hospitality, and Festival & Events Management.

As part of our ongoing growth phase of the Business School, we are currently recruiting a number of experienced Postgraduate Dissertation Supervisors to provide postgraduate supervision for MBA Projects in various disciplines: Management, HR, Marketing, Banking and Finance and Entrepreneurship.

The Role:

As Postgraduate Dissertation Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to guide students in selecting a relevant topic for their MBA Project and support them on the various elements of the secondary data analysis and its reporting.

We expect that you will be in an excellent position to use your experience of supervising postgraduate dissertations, to provide support and constructive feedback through 10 online group sessions per trimester and comment on the development of the project.

In addition to providing feedback aligned with the appropriate benchmark levels and criteria, you will be expected to mark and grade the final project as first marker and second marker.

You will also have the opportunity to use your excellent communication skills and effective interpersonal skills to listen, engage and inspire others, particularly within an online environment.

You will be working closely with the module team and programme teams in delivering an excellent student experience and therefore will contribute to the University's objective of growing our academic reputation for online education.

Furthermore, this opportunity will allow you to influence the next generation of business professionals while enhancing your own mentoring skills, should you be an early career academic looking to build a portfolio career or established academic looking to combine work with other responsibilities.

The position is home-based and flexible, although there are workload peaks and troughs, mainly linked to providing marking and assessment feedback to set timescales. Full training will be provided.

What we will need from you:

  • A doctoral degree in a relevant business discipline (Management, HR, Marketing, Banking and Finance or Entrepreneurship)
  • Experience of supervising postgraduate dissertations
  • Sufficient familiarity with approaches used within the business management industry.
  • Sufficient familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data analysis of secondary data sets.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and fluently at a high level of English proficiency both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to respond sensitively to students with different needs and backgrounds
  • Demonstrable and up-to-date IT skills e.g. use of a Virtual Learning Environment, Microsoft Office 365, online marking tools, video conferencing tools
  • To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

    Additional information:

    Salary: £44,263 - £56,021 p/a (pro-rata and depending on experience) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23%)

    46 days (36 days flexible + 10 fixed) paid annual leave per annum (pro- rata)

    Contract – Fixed Term – 24 months

    Total Hours Per Trimester: 100 hours

    Closing Date: 21st April 2024

    Interview date: Week commencing 29th April 2024

    Further information about our benefits can be found here.

    For general queries (including the application process and right to work/sponsorship issues) please [email protected]

    Edinburgh Napier are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here .

    Job details


    Postgraduate Online Dissertation Supervisor


    Edinburgh Napier University


    United Kingdom


    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, the Edinburgh Napier University is a publically-owned institution for higher education in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded as Napier Technical College, the institution started operating with 800 students enrolled for courses like cabinet making, chemistry, engineering, and boat building.

    It was granted the university status in the year 1992 as Napier University. Institution's name was changed four times before it finally adopted the current title in 2009. Named after John Napier, the designer of the decimal point and logarithms, the university is affiliated to MillionPlus.

    The university has three campuses: Sighthill, Merchiston, and Craiglockhart. The Sighthill Campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff of the Schools of Applied Sciences and Health & Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and [EN]GAGE sports center. The Craiglockhart Campus houses the law and business schools and buildings of Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital. It also incorporates an extensive library, two lecture auditoria, language, and multimedia labs.

    University's third campus in Merchiston is home to the Schools of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, Arts and Creative Industries. It also includes a 500-seater Computing Centre, a computer games lab, a newsroom, TV and radio studios, and State-of-the-art music studios. The university library renders a wealth of printed and digital resources for teaching, learning, and research. The residences are close to entertainment hubs, shopping complexes, and recreational centers. Also, they are well-connected to university campuses via public transport.

    The university has nearly 19,500 students studying with Edinburgh Napier across our three campuses in Edinburgh and through transnational education overseas. There are around 3,500 international students from 140 countries at the university. The academic structure of the university is divided into six specialist schools and Institutes of Research and Innovation. The university offers a plethora of programs in accounting, education, law, arts, applied sciences, engineering, business, tourism, management, health, social service, and computer science. It also extends a range of courses in creative studies such as graphic design, music, communication, publishing, filming, acting, and product design. Students can pursue different degree programs on-campus or online.

    Edinburgh Napier has academic partnerships with several universities in China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and other countries of the world. These partnerships facilitate students and faculty exchange programs for enhanced learning and international exposure.

    The university maintains a comprehensive list of its alumni and takes pride in honoring their accomplishments. Notable names in the list are Shehzad Afzal (Screenwriter and Film Director), Alan Fisher (Al Jazeera's Senior Correspondent), Neil McIntosh (BBC Online's Managing Editor), Jim White (News Presenter), Kaberi Gain (Author), Jamie Mayer (Former Rugby Player), Jayne Baxter (Scottish Politician), Neil Poulton (Scottish Industrial Designer), Moray Callum (Automobile Designer), Tavish Scott (Scottish Politician), Kyle Traynor (Scottish Rugby Player), Catriona Shearer (Journalist), Amanda Hamilton (Entrepreneur and Broadcaster), Alex Salmond (Scottish Politician), El Mafrex ( Lyricist and Singer) and David Hamilton (Australian Tenor).

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