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Assistant Professor in Strategy and Enterprise T&R

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 (Grade 8)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 3585

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week)

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Strategy and/or Enterprise. The successful candidate will contribute to the development and delivery of innovative and leading-edge education and research programmes in Strategy and/or Enterprise area. We are open to applications for candidates from the broad range of sub-disciplines within the subject areas of Strategy and Enterprise. We are seeking to appoint an individual with a track record in developing and managing postgraduate and executive-level programmes, combined with an experience in engaging with industry, commerce and policy makers. The position also offers significant strategic development opportunities in relation to knowledge exchange, executive education and industry-focused research.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Learning and Teaching

  • Provide leadership in the planning, organisation and development of learning and teaching activities in the subject area.
  • Lead and participate in the design, development and delivery of a range of programmes at various levels.
  • Review on a regular basis programme and course content and materials, updating when required.
  • Lead the development and application of innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material, which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Ensure that course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the University and School/Institute.

Research and Scholarship

  • Working with the appropriate research centres lead the development and implementation of research and scholarship strategy within the subject area.
  • Engage with and co-ordinate research and scholarship activities in the subject across the University.
  • Support collaborative partnerships with other educational institutions or other bodies.
  • Work on collaborative University bids for scholarship, consultancy and other additional funds, including partnerships with other Schools or institutions.
  • Make presentations or exhibitions at international conferences and other similar events, demonstrating evidence of esteem within the subject (e.g., through personal invitations to speak or present).
  • Demonstrate innovation in scholarship, knowledge exchange and consultancy.

Communication, problem solving and decision making

  • Be routinely involved in complex and important negotiations internally and with external bodies.
  • Contribute to the communication of the wider University strategy within the School/Institute.
  • Act as the final arbiter in local disputes.
  • Initiate new and original solutions to problems.

Collaboration and Networking

  • Participate on internal committees and participate in University decision making and governance.
  • Take a role in senior external groups, (e.g., committees in learned societies or professional institutions, editorial boards, organising committees of international conferences, research council panels or government advisory groups).
  • Develop internal and external networks to foster collaboration and share information and ideas and to promote the subject and the University.
  • Promote and market the work of the School/Institute in the subject area both nationally and internationally.
  • Provide advice to external bodies.

Planning, Managing People and Resources

  • Exercise academic engagement for all subject area teaching and research activities.
  • Contribute to University planning and strategic development.

Education, qualifications and experience

The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD and/or equivalent professional qualification/experience in the relevant field.
  • Possess sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline to provide leadership learning, research, portfolio development and industry engagement.
  • Proven track record in engaged research and scholarship.
  • Demonstrable capability in engaging and enthusing students at all levels – undergraduate, post graduate and post-experience.
  • Proven track-record of working in a Higher Education
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