Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

University of Essex - Essex Business School

The Department

Essex Business School is undertaking a major expansion of its teaching and research activities, and accordingly is seeking to make an additional appointment, a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship. Essex Business School is accelerating its growth and development at its Southend Campus and is establishing a Centre focussing on International Business, Logistics and Supply Chain, Business Analytics, and Entrepreneurship. Regionally, the Centre will engage with SMEs in the region, the ports in Felixstowe, Harwich and London Gateway and the airports at Southend and Stansted, as well as the international linkages that these important sites offer.

The Management Science and Entrepreneurship (MSE) Group at Essex Business School has an international reputation for its cutting edge research. This appointment is intended to build further upon this reputation by contributing to the range of teaching offered and strengthening the research profile of the MSE Group, promoting Essex Business School as one of the premier business schools in the UK.

The Role and Duties

Entrepreneurship, international business and strategy, logistics and supply chain, business analytics and marketing are key components of the work of the MSE Group. The post holder will be required to fully contribute to the development of the MSE group through their work in entrepreneurship, and will play an important role in the development of the teaching, research, development and administration activities of the Essex Business School and the MSE Group at Southend.

Duties will include undertaking independent research; contributing to the development of teaching programmes; teaching a range of full-time, short courses and degree schemes; supervising masters and doctoral students; and contributing to the development and provision of new courses and modules.

Qualifications and Skills required

A specialism in any one of the areas of entrepreneurship, for example theory and practice of entrepreneurship/ Business Creation and Growth will constitute the post holder’s critical area of teaching and research expertise. A PhD in a relevant discipline (or be close to completion) is essential.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate:

  1. The ability to undertake teaching, supervision and development activities in the field of entrepreneurship (and related issues covering venture creation and business growth) at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  2. A critical understanding of current research in entrepreneurship and related areas, and the ability to undertake independent research in one or more of these areas.
  3. The ability to make an administrative contribution at the Group/ School level.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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