Lecturer in Entrepreneurship Ref: 2497

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 2497 
Salary: Grade 7 starting at £33,797 to £40,322 per annum; Grade 8 starting from £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Placed on: 8 November 2019
Closing date: 9 December 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: 17 December 2019 
Expected start date: Negotiable


Job description

The Department of Strategy & Marketing in the University of Sussex Business School is looking to recruit a full-time faculty member at the Lecturer (Assistant Professor) level in the area of Entrepreneurship. The Department consists of three main disciplines: marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship. We are connected by a passion for teaching, research, and engagement, and focused on creativity, sustainability, technology, and managerial practice. The Department has a strong reputation within the United Kingdom and hosts a range of vibrant and popular undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

We are looking for an individual with an exciting research programme that either complements or adds to the interests of our current faculty. Our entrepreneurship group focuses on areas such as social entrepreneurship, sustainable enterprise, entrepreneurial ecosystems, international entrepreneurship, institutional and social change, and innovation in the digital and creative industries. We prefer candidates with shared or overlapping research interests, but we also consider candidates with different topical orientations.

We welcome candidates from all ontological (from positivist to critical) and methodological approaches (behavioural, theoretical, qualitative and quantitative).

The University of Sussex has a strong tradition of policy work and outreach and we therefore welcome applications from candidates with potential to have a policy and/or practical impact.

The successful candidate will be an engaged early-career academic who enjoys working in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment and shows enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues within strategy and marketing, and across disciplines. One major strength of our entrepreneurship faculty are their collaborative ties and engagements with other research groups, such as the well-regarded Science Policy Research Unity (SPRU) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate that their research has publication potential in journals ranked three or four stars on the ABS list. Being able and willing to participate in grant and other funding applications is a plus.

They should have experience in teaching at either the undergraduate or postgraduate level, as well as a preparedness to teach any entrepreneurship-related subjects.

Enquiries in the first instance should be sent to Professor Stephan Manning s.d.manning@sussex.ac.uk and/or Head of Department Professor Michael Beverland m.beverland@sussex.ac.uk

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to bmecrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk 

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