Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Westminster - Westminster Business School

Central London - Marylebone

This is an enviable opportunity to shape and nurture the future of research at a business school with a history of fresh thinking - and ambitious plans for growth.

The centre of new ideas, the foundation of excellence

Westminster Business School is one of the largest University business schools in the UK, with a turnover exceeding £45 million and more than 350 full-time and visiting staff. We’re renowned for the strength of our professional practice focus, which is built on impressive corporate connections, the success of our executive education portfolio, the impact of our research and the number of professional accreditations we hold.

2017 is set to be a pivotal year for us - creating five new professorships and a range of additional strategic posts. There’s a real sense of excitement about the investment in the School and the phenomenal potential it opens up. We see this as the start of a new chapter in our story. You can be there at the outset to play your part.

Your role - Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

This role is based in the Department of Marketing and Business Strategy. Having successfully launched a new undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurship (and with an MSc due for launch in 2017) this is a thriving subject area. You will focus on enhancing our research capacity and maximising our real world impact, while attracting new sources of research income and mentoring research-active colleagues. We will task you with establishing a new research centre in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, driving new initiatives in academic enterprise, and drawing income and support from the extensive local network of organisations in Central London.

Your profile

You will need to bring a PhD, a successful academic background and evidence of experience relating to advising on, or developing, new ventures. You will certainly be a recognised expert in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation, with a record of publishing internationally-leading research and generating significant income. An inspiring educator and mentor, you will also have experience of delivering high-quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Find out more about this outstanding opportunity, and apply, at westminster.ac.uk/westminster-business-school-vacancies

Closing Date: Close of business on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

Interview Date: Thursday 30 March 2017.