|22nd November 2023
|8th January 2024
Location: Preston Campus
Contract type: Indefinite
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Interview date: To be confirmed
Under the leadership of a new Dean this newly created post will be responsible for coordinating and delivering on the central support available to advance Academic careers in Research and Knowledge Exchange in support of the University strategy and the School’s ambitious Research and Knowledge Exchange targets. Such schemes will include mentorship programmes, support for bid writing, grant application and commercial development of income for Research and Knowledge Exchange in order for colleagues to reach their full potential.
Based in the School of Business, you will work closely with colleagues in the Research and Enterprise Service to facilitate connections with researchers and knowledge exchange professionals to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and expand the ECR and MCRs network, particularly through the newly established Research and Knowledge Exchange Institutes.
The School of Business has great potential. We returned to two Units of Assessment (17 and 24) in REF2021 and both saw improvements. We have strong links with regional and national businesses, and 100% of our Impact was graded 3-4* (UoA17). Our Centre for SME and Enterprise Development and Institute for Research into Work, Organisations and Employment (iROWE) undertake RKE that influences business improvement and policy, informs teaching and promotes positive change in the communities we serve. The School also has a new RKE Institute, for which we are in the process of recruiting for a Lead.
UCLan is an international, multi-campus Institution that can trace its roots back to 1828. UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities with a staff and student community approaching 38,000. Our employment-focused course portfolio, with over 350 undergraduate programmes, nearly 200+ postgraduate courses, and a rich array of CPD courses means that students enjoy a first-class experience underpinned by research. Our current Strategic Plan runs until 2028 to mark the University’s 200th anniversary and seeks to “transform lives by delivering an outstanding educational experience and creating prosperity and opportunity in the communities we serve.”
We offer a comprehensive range of industry-focused and professionally accredited qualifications designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring business leaders. These range from Foundation Entry, Degree Apprenticeships, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees to PhD and doctoral programmes, and an expanding range of CPD courses spanning the fields of Accounting, International Business, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Tourism and Hospitality.
The new Professor and Head of Early and Mid-career Researcher and Knowledge Exchange Development will have:
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