Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Sustainable Innovation
University of Exeter
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive salary
Technology and Innovation Management
Tenure Track or Tenured
Internal Number: R49198
The University of Exeter Business School seeks to appoint to a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor to join our team of exceptional academics whose research and teaching impacts on the most fundamental challenges facing the world today.
We are looking for academics with an exciting research program and the ability to produce publications in leading international academic journals. Applicants should demonstrate an interest for positioning their work and contribution to Innovation Management scholarship in the wider context of increasing socio-ecological challenges, disruptive technological and digital transformations, and dramatic changes of socio-political scenarios. We are particularly interested in ambitious scholars, who aim to establish impactful research, willing to contribute to co-design and deliver cutting-edge education and teaching activities and engage with students and learners from different and diverse backgrounds. We are looking for a colleague with strong methodological skills and expertise. The ideal candidate should present a strong interest for engaging in multi- and inter-disciplinary research and impact projects.
Specific areas of interest are, but not limited to:
Sustainability and Business Innovation
Business Model Innovation
Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Transformation
Eco-innovation design and management
We are particularly interested in recruiting individuals who conduct research relevant to our fundamental themes of environmental sustainability, responsible leadership, and technological transformation.
The individuals we are hoping to recruit will be able to bridge some of our key research themes and groups including:
Sustainable and Climate Finance
ESG and Sustainable Business
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Business and Society transformations
Eco-innovation and design
Successful candidates will also help us to deliver an inclusive and innovative education to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Please note, we welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
At the University of Exeter Business School, we offer a supportive community where all colleagues can thrive and are treated with dignity and respect. The people we are seeking to recruit will demonstrate how they will enable us to maintain and develop this mission.
For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:
A strong and demonstrable interest in Business, Management, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, or related fields
A PhD or equivalent
An independent, active research programme in a relevant field of research that has the potential to become internationally leading
Evidence of attracting research funding, or demonstrate a clear potential to attract such funding
A strong potential for research leadership
Enthusiasm and/or experience for delivering high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes
An internationally recognised research programme
A strong track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
Clear evidence of research leadership
Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges
For Associate Professor in addition to the above you will:
Be a leading authority in Sustainable Innovation with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding as principal investigator and PhD supervision as well as other esteem indicators.
Have experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for their subject area
Contribute to our educational programmes and to the overall student experience.
Please indicate on your application which position you are applying for.
The University of Exeter Business School
In the University of Exeter Business School, our research and teaching impacts on the most fundamental challenges facing the world today – climate change and biodiversity loss, digital transformation, income and gender inequality. We are a learning community of staff, students and alumni that celebrates equality, diversity and inclusion.
The University of Exeter Business School is one of a small number to receive the prestigious triple accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We rank highly in UK and International league tables and we are ranked number one in the UK for graduate employability.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
What we can offer you:
An exciting, collegiate and stimulating atmosphere within our Department
Freedom (and support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting and impactful research
Support teams that understand our university-wide research and teaching goals, and that partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
Our Exeter Academic Initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in a vibrant city at the heart of stunning Devon
For further information
Before submitting an application, you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, acting PVC and Executive Dean at email@example.com.
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If you are interested in these positions we recommend that you apply as soon as possible. This is a rolling-recruitment campaign and applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and interviews will be held throughout the recruitment period.
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City