Associate Professorship (NTF) in Engineering Science (Engineering and Entrepreneurship)

University of Oxford - Department of Engineering Science

Parks Road, Oxford

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Engineering Entrepreneurship) from 1st February 2017 or as soon as possible after that. The successful candidate will work mainly at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) but will also spend up to 25% of their time at the Saïd Business School (primarily at the Entrepreneurship Centre, also central Oxford) where they will hold the title of Professorial Fellow. He or she will be offered a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined University and college salary will be on a scale currently from £45,066 p.a. plus additional benefits including Governing Body membership and full college dining rights (see Job Description for full details). The post of Associate Professor can be an entry-level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the  title of Full Professor. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

In partnership with the Saïd Business School, the department has introduced a new undergraduate course option in Entrepreneurship and Management, which is mainly covered in years three and four of the MEng degree in Engineering Science. The Associate Professor will take a substantial role in the undergraduate teaching of the new undergraduate course option referred to as the Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management (EEM), developing curriculum and delivering a substantial proportion of the lecturing and teaching; and contributing to project supervision and to the process of securing and monitoring internships. The Associate Professor will also be expected to conduct original research, building a network of international collaboration to the benefit of both the department and school.

Applications from candidates with a strong entrepreneurial background in academic research and/or business are welcome. Candidates are expected to have expert knowledge or personal experience of establishing an entrepreneurial venture, securing finance, commercialisation of new technologies and innovation. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant subject (engineering, management or business) or equivalent-level business and/or entrepreneurship experience. She or he will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking small-group teaching.

Further Particulars, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from: The job ref is: DF16EEM. Please quote this in all correspondence.

Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science at or telephone: 01865 273003.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 7 November 2016.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

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