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London South Bank University (LSBU)

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The Business School at London South Bank University is a leading London Modern University. The School is growing rapidly and is building on its strengths particularly around our excellent teaching and student experience provision. We have recently moved to a fantastic new facility on campus and we are now looking to recruit academic staff to support our growth strategy. We are looking for new team members who have the potential to be leaders in creative and applied teaching whilst also relishing the challenge of significant but impactful academic management. This initiative will enable us to further improve student outcomes across our programmes and take our student experience to the very highest level.

We are looking for academics that are driven to succeed and are motivated to enhance the Business School’s reputation. For our part, we have an established supportive environment where academics have the freedom to develop exciting cutting edge curricula, practice innovative teaching, and deliver impactful research and enterprise initiatives. Further details on the Business School and the positions are below.

The deadline for all applications is October 2nd 2019 and interviews are planned for mid October. Informal discussions should be directed towards Sarah Moore-Williams, Dean of Business, at moorewis@lsbu.ac.uk

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About the university and school

London South Bank University is located within the centre of London and enjoys all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan city. The university is renowned for its applied research and education including being the Good University Guide’s University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the last two years. London South Bank University hosts The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, which is ranked 15th in the world by the UBI Global Rankings for business incubators. The university recently ranked in the top 200 globally in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings and in the QS Top Universities world top 150 universities under the age of 50.

The university was established over 120 years ago to serve the education needs of south London as Borough Polytechnic Institute. The university has grown to approximately 18,000 students and 2000 staff and enjoys prime location in central London, with many of the major sites within easy walking distance of the university.

The Business School has over 50 academic staff distributed over three divisions that represent the academic disciplines of the School (Business & Enterprise, Marketing, Management & People and Accounting Finance & Economics). The student body is diverse with significant numbers of mature and/or employer-sponsored part-time students. Our current institutional Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is silver but the School consistently achieves higher than the institutional average.

Our ethos

The School has a relatively new leadership team that has long-term commitments to our ambitions of excellence in teaching and research. Students are at the heart of what we do and teaching and learning is our priority. We strive to support all our academic staff appropriately and we work with their strengths to enable them to fully achieve their potential. The Business School has some balance in its activities and there is the opportunity and recognition to excel in all areas of teaching, research, enterprise and academic management.

The School is very competitive. Our expectations are that staff with significant research responsibilities can compete with academics at other leading institutions within the UK. We have confidence that we achieve this from the quality of our publications. However, we perhaps differ from many other research intensive business schools by supporting our staff in their actions and not necessarily their outcomes. For example, we acknowledge that research is competitive and that even the strongest grant proposals may not get funded. If our academic staff are motivated and develop great ideas then this has more value to us than the amount of a grant secured.

We also expect that early career academics need mentoring and some funds to start their independent researcher careers. Our approach is to be open and transparent on what we want to achieve and agree as a collective.

Teaching

We have a holistic approach to delivery. We focus on the whole student. We deliver applied, character based, professionally accredited business education to support the student to flourish and to become what they want to be.

Our School model has three innovative features, the combination of which enables impactful teaching and supports student flourishing:

  • Learning by doing is a basic component of each and every course. We have a particular expertise in teaching through the vehicle of enterprise, innovation and business start up.
  • We deliver not only professional skills, but also the tools for creating happiness and fulfilment in one’s life.
  • We work together as one networked community. Through collaboration with stakeholders and with a focus on our combined strengths we are able to provide opportunity for students both within the curricular, as extra curricular activity and also beyond the boundaries of the conventional student/university connectivity.

We encourage staff to continually develop their pedagogy and we support this through a variety of methods including: formal training programmes, teaching seminars, support for pedagogic research and conference attendance. We share our best practice and have a well established community of teaching practice both within the University and at School level.

Research

The Business School has significant academic staff, facilities and resources as well as extended collaborative networks around the world.

All activity is driven via the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research which is embedded within our School and our research focuses on five areas that are vital for contemporary business, management and entrepreneurship:

  • succeeding in a globalised and intercultural environment
  • influencing digital technologies on work processes, management and markets
  • forecasting business and market developments
  • ethical, sustainable and social entrepreneurs
  • developing the right management skills for those challenges

Our centre members have long-standing expertise in finance, economics, human resources, organisational behaviour, marketing, entrepreneurship, governance and enterprise education. They have strong ties with small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector.

We have a vibrant PhD community with over 60 students based in the School.

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