Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management Ref 20685

School/department: University of Sussex Business School/Science Policy Research Unit
Hours: Full-time considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, UK
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 20685
Salary: Senior Lecturer. Starting at £56,021 to £73,039 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 04 September 2023
Closing date: 20 October 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

The University of Sussex Business School is seeking to recruit an Education and Research focused Senior Lecturer in Innovation Management to work in the Science Policy research Unit (SPRU). The candidate will be expected to work with colleagues to lead, coordinate, design and deliver teaching in innovation management and topics in project management. The senior lecturer will contribute to the leadership, development, teaching and convenorship of the MSc degrees Innovation Management and Project Management  and their related modules, and potentially other UG and PG courses and modules delivered in the School in related areas. These include on campus and online distance learning modules such as “Managing Innovation”, “Digital Transformations and Innovation”, “Project Risk Management”, and “Advanced Project Management”. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute towards SPRU and the School’s research in these fields, by publishing in leading journals and contributing to the University’s Research Excellence Framework (REF), applying for and managing externally funded grants, and contributing to the research impact of the department/school.  

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field, and experience of interdisciplinary and social science teaching and research in areas related to innovation studies, project management, organisation theory and strategy. Excellent knowledge of contemporary issues and debates within the areas of innovation and project management 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 Professor Andrew Davies ( Tel: +44 (0)1273 876930 Ext.6930 for further information. 

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