Lecturer in Innovation Policy Ref 9584

School/department:  University of Sussex Business School/SPRU
Hours: Full time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9584
Salary: starting at £43,414 to £51,805 per annum, 
Placed on:  05 October  2022
Closing date:  18 October  2022 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: as soon as possible


Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex Business School, are seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Innovation Policy (Research & Teaching) to work with colleagues coordinating and delivering teaching in the area of science, technology and innovation policy. The Lecturer will contribute to the development, teaching and convenorship of the MSc in Science and Technology Policy and related modules, and potentially other related UG and PG courses and modules delivered in the School. These include (on campus and online distance learning) modules such “Industrial & Innovation Policy”, “Introductory Data Science for Innovation”, “Network Analysis and Infographics”, “Perspective, Methods and Skills for STI”, and “Science, Technology and Innovations”. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute towards SPRU and the School’s already established research in these fields, by, for example, publishing in leading journals, applying for and managing externally funded grants and contributing towards the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related field, and experience of interdisciplinary and social science teaching and research in areas related to science policy and innovation studies. Excellent knowledge of contemporary issues and debates within the area of science, technology and innovation policy is essential, as is the ability to publish in high quality journals and integrate ideas from a range of related areas. Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, have a keen interest in innovative and effective teaching methods and pedagogy, be able to teach and assess both undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to departmental and university administration.

Please contact Jeremy Hall or Paul Nightingale for informal enquiries.

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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