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Lecturer in Urban Innovation

Edinburgh Napier University - Edinburgh Napier Business School

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum (Grade 6) + Pension (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2021
Closes: 16th March 2021
Job Ref: 0000011470

We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in Urban Innovation, who will be positioned on our Research Pathway. You will join Edinburgh Napier Business School and contribute to raising our national and international profile. You will support the delivery and ongoing development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and conduct original research which links science, technology, and innovation studies to urban science. We welcome applications from candidates working in any areas of urban innovation, but we are particularly interested in candidates with expert knowledge in system innovation for sustainable urban development, digital entrepreneurship for smart cities, sociotechnical transitions to urban sustainability, and/or the governance and strategic management of smart city transitions.

Edinburgh Napier Business School is the Business School for empowerment, enterprise and employability for all. Offering a distinctive, inclusive and dynamic educational environment, it is one of the largest Business Schools in Scotland. A truly international community of practice, the School offers expertise, teaching and research across Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, Marketing and Tourism, Hospitality, Festival & Events Management.

Our industry links are second to none and we have developed excellent connections with the corporate community and organisations such as Scottish Enterprise, Quality Scotland and the Chamber of Commerce. We also act as official advisers to the Scottish Government.

Based in Scotland’s vibrant capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An ambitious, innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is committed to delivering a personalised learning experience for students, set against an agenda of inclusivity, employability and sustainability. To learn more, watch this short video.

The role

You will join the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Subject Group. This ambitious and fast-growing team consists of academics on Enterprise, Learning and Teaching, and Research pathways, who are making significant contributions across all strands of endeavour.

You will be responsible for developing, designing and delivering teaching and student centred learning underpinned by academic scholarship and professional practice, within your assigned areas of responsibility. An appetite for designing engaging materials for virtual learning environments is essential.

You will contribute to the University’s objective of growing our academic reputation for research-informed teaching based on industry awareness. You will also collaborate in expanding our portfolio of research and commercial projects and in developing new working relationships with businesses and other external organisations interested in applied research.

You are expected to have a sufficiently developed research and scholarly profile or a clear development trajectory, as well as a strong commitment to excellent teaching delivery.

Who we are looking for

In addition to the role profile, the following criteria are essential:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline
  • Professional qualifications relevant to discipline
  • Sustained record of outputs of international quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour
  • Evidence of standing in the academic community and a strong research profile
  • Commitment to continuous academic development
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in the area of specialism to develop high quality learning environments and research programmes

Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,322 - £49,553 per annum (Grade 6)

Further information can be found here.

Additional information

Closing: Tuesday 16th March at 11.59pm 2021

Interviews: Tuesday 30 March 2021

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Luca Mora on and for general queries

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