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Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

University of Birmingham - Department of Management, Birmingham Business School

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th October 2021
Closes: 9th January 2022
Job Ref: 59719

Birmingham Business School is seeking to appoint an inspirational Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • New business models and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship policy
  • Smart and sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship networks and ecosystems
  • Technology and automation in new firms
  • Big data analytics for entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in the platform economy

The postholder will become a key member of the Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Group within the Department of Management, providing a focal point for building upon the existing strengths of the Group, developing colleagues, attracting grant income and boosting the quality and reach of research and teaching. The Group is currently involved in developing a new MSc linking developments in entrepreneurship and innovation thinking and technology to the overarching desire and need for sustainability and social purpose. The postholder will play a key role in that and will develop research and teaching networks with colleagues across the Department, School and wider University in order to enhance our reputation in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management.

Main Duties

  • Develop, plan and lead research activities and programmes of outstanding quality and international repute in entrepreneurship and innovation management
  • Develop and lead collaborative working arrangements with academics in cognate areas to deliver outstanding research and teaching.
  • Lead major funding bids which develop and sustain support for research.
  • Publish high-quality internationally recognised outputs.
  • Develop sustained and strong relationships with relevant external organisations.
  • Participate actively in the development of the School’s research agenda, identifying and building collaborations inside and outside the University.
  • Champion and provide academic leadership in entrepreneurship and innovation management, internally and externally.
  • Mentor and support less experienced colleagues in their development.
  • Promote the positive interrelationship between research and teaching, using own research to provide innovative teaching
  • Actively seek and promote interdisciplinary research partnerships within the Department, School, across the University or with external bodies.

Person Specification

  • Outstanding and sustained international research, evidenced by a substantial record of international quality outputs and achievements
  • Proven ability to plan and lead the delivery of research and teaching programmes.
  • Successful and sustained collaborations with other teams/institutions and significant and sustained success in obtaining external grants.
  • Track record in interdisciplinary working in research and/or teaching and bringing multi-disciplinary teams together.
  • Evidence of developing research community and culture within previous institutions.
  • Track record of attracting and successfully supervising high quality doctoral students
  • Delivering excellence in the design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and the student learning experience
  • Track record in translating research into academic and societal impact and engaging with policy makers, third sector and business
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline

The School is strongly committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and is particularly seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Applications will be assessed against the stated criteria and on merit.

Informal Enquiries – Dr Paul Lewis, Head of the Department of Management.  Email P.C.Lewis@bham.ac.uk 

Closing date: 9 January 2022    Reference:  59719

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