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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Teaching & Research) and (Teaching & Scholarship)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Business & Management

Location: London
Salary: £43,069 to £63,351 Grade 5/6/7, per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 19th July 2022
Job Ref: QMUL29018
 

Salary: 

Lecturer Grade 5/6 in the range £43,069 - £53,625 per annum, or

Grade 7 in the range of £56,678 - £63,351 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Overview

About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an inspirational teacher and educational leader to a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Candidates with a strong university teaching and research record are encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with a strong university teaching and scholarship record: we welcome hearing how you would best contribute to our research, teaching and engagement in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation including, but not limited to, social entrepreneurship, eco-innovation, smart technologies for sustainability (e.g., additive manufacturing – smart farming), ESG funds, impact investment and venture financing. This post also offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of existing and new programmes in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g., MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation), the Entrepreneurship Hub (home for a range of extracurricular activities), the QM Social Venture Fund (the UK’s first student-led venture capital fund for social enterprises) and the Department of Business and Society. All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Business and Society in SBM. The successful candidate will be offered either a teaching and research contract, or a teaching and scholarship contract as best suits their career pathway.

About You

You will have completed a doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) in a relevant subject and / or relevant professional qualification and / or equivalent professional experience. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of practice as well as a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and scholarship-based teaching. We are looking for someone with a keen interest and expertise in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our diverse cohorts of students. We also welcome academics with high quality research in publications, grants and engagement in the areas of social entrepreneurship, ESG funding and venture funding for social enterprises. We appreciate expertise in engaging large numbers of students and delivering successful pedagogy with large cohorts. In addition, we value experience and expertise in leading initiatives in student entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.

Teaching and Scholarship roles

As Lecturer you will design, lead and deliver modules in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You will be engaging with the practitioner community and contributing to scholarly debate with other educators in your field. You will be expected to take an active role in the SBM Entrepreneurship Hub. You will need to demonstrate the ability to: contribute to scholarship through pedagogical publication and/or other form of knowledge dissemination in high-quality outlets and fora; and develop successful educational development project funding proposals.

As Senior lecturer, you will meet the same expectations as for Lecturer as well as taking a significant leadership role as Co-director of the Entrepreneurship Hub and contributing to curriculum development and management of the existing and new programmes in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g., our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme). You will have published pedagogical papers and/or contributed significantly to scholarly engagement with practitioners, including securing funding for relevant scholarship projects.

QM is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching and administrative skills. Colleagues in teaching-focused roles have access to a full range of professional development support, including an annual allowance to support their scholarship or pedagogical activities. Queen Mary recently revised the university’s promotion guidelines to provide comprehensive and clear promotion routes for T&S staff up to and including the academic rank of professor.

Teaching and Research roles

As Lecturer you will develop lead and deliver modules in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You should be able to demonstrate the capacity for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in your research field, as well as to publish at an internationally excellent level.

As Senior Lecturer you will develop lead and deliver modules in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. The successful applicant will already be an established academic and will be expected to have a strong publication record with demonstrated potential to publish at the world-leading level and to secure research funds. The successful candidate will also have a proven record in mentoring and developing staff and students.

About the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Business and Society

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have around 105 academic staff. We have over 1,600 undergraduate business studies students plus approximately 800 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QM. At the post-graduate level we have approximately 800 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship and are now the largest school within QM’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Business and Society contributes to SBM through world leading teaching and research in the areas of global value chains (and the relationship between the Global North and the Global South), business ethics, CSR, public management and institutions, social entrepreneurship and social innovation (in the local and global contexts), organization theory, critical management and business law. Our focus on the relationship between businesses, society, sustainability and social justice shapes the teaching and research environment of the Department of Business and Society. Department members are typically (but not exclusively) associated with the Research Centre on Labor and Global Production and the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group.  As such, the Department examines business as a field of enquiry in its own right – an area to be subject to critical analysis in the broader context of the relationship between business and society.      

About Queen Mary

Ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Science & Engineering.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st Sept 2022 (or earlier). The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £43,069 - £53,625 per annum for those appointed as Lecturer, or in Grade 7, in the range of £56,678 - £63, 351 per annum for those appointed as Senior Lecturer, in both cases inclusive of London Allowance.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a statement as to whether you are applying for a Teaching and Research role or a Teaching and Scholarship role,
  • a statement as to whether you are applying for a Lectureship or a Senior Lectureship,
  • a focused CV of no more than five pages (Lectureship) or ten pages (Senior Lectureship), to include evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition) and, in the case of those applying for a Teaching and Scholarship role also evidence of educational impact,
  • for those applying for a Teaching and Research role, a brief (one page) outline of your research plans for the next three years.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Business and Society on your teaching and research or teaching and scholarship. Please do not send papers or certificates with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

At the Senior Lecturer level, we particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants who are currently underrepresented in the School at this level.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisation Studies, at g.maielli@qmul.ac.uk.

Information about the School can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 19 July 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held in July/August.

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