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School/CompanyNewcastle University
Job TitleSenior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Address5 barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
CityNewcastle upon Tyne
CountryUnited Kingdom
Job categoryAcademic
Career levelMid Career (2+ years of experience)
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Salary£53,353 to £61,823
Job description

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum

Closing Date: 11 December 2022

The Role

Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation?

Would like to be part of a team shaping entrepreneurship and innovation, teaching, research and impact?

We seek to appoint two outstanding Senior Lecturers in Entrepreneurship & Innovation (T&R). You will be able to demonstrate research excellence – as evidenced by high-quality publications – and deliver excellent teaching. You will have a strong research and scholarly trajectory in Entrepreneurship & Innovation with significant potential to generate research income, pursue impact activities, and to develop an international reputation. You will be dedicated to contributing to the success and development of Newcastle University Business School. You will join a vibrant Marketing, Operations & Systems Subject Group and a Business School that is committed to collegiality and academic citizenship. Within the Marketing, Operations and Systems Subject Group you will be joining a dynamic group in entrepreneurship and innovation that continually seeks to make a difference through research, teaching and scholarship excellence

We have long-established national and international collaborations across the academic, policy and practice spheres in entrepreneurship and innovation. Our community leads major research projects such as the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE), Creative Fuse North East, and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC). As a research community, we have a broad range of research interests across different aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. These include entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems, critical entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, innovation policy, creative enterprises, creative economy, business model innovation, social and public innovation, entrepreneurship and international development, academic entrepreneurship, technology and knowledge transfer, entrepreneurial universities, technology and innovation management, open innovation, sustainable innovation, nascent entrepreneurship, graduate start-ups, entrepreneurial psychology, entrepreneurial identity, gender and entrepreneurship,  regulation, systems of innovation, evaluation of enterprise-related policies, regional development and micro-businesses. We are open to new variations within our broad field.

We publish in leading journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, Regional Studies, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Small Business Economics, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Technology Transfer, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Business and Society, Journal of Business Research and R&D Management among others. Members of our research community are active in national and international academic associations, serve as journal editors, and are on peer-review panels for funding bodies.

We have an established track record of sharing our research expertise and knowledge and collaborating with several stakeholders on policy and practice issues within our region, nationally and internationally, for example advising UK Departments BEIS and DCMS and the North of Tyne Combined Authority regionally. We contribute to a range of teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  We are launching a new MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability for the next academic year, and plan to develop more new programmes that you would be able to shape.

You must have a PhD in a relevant subject.

Informal enquiries about this position can be made to Newcastle University Business School HR at, or to Professor James Cunningham at

Newcastle University Business School is located in Newcastle City Centre and at the gateway to the Newcastle Helix, a £350million partnership between Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and Legal and General, where business meets Science.

Newcastle University is a Russell Group institution and the Newcastle University Business School is home to 4000 students and is one of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies: AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. This is testament to our reputation for our world leading Research and Teaching.

For more information about Newcastle University Business School, please visit our website.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the research profile of the Business School by publishing in high quality outlets, demonstrating impact and winning external research funding
  • Conduct research that demonstrates international standards of excellence in terms of originality, significance and rigour in Entrepreneurship and Innovation subject areas and ensure all our students benefit from studying in a research intensive, research excellent academic environment
  • Demonstrate impact by developing research-based solutions to real-world problems and engage with external stakeholders to develop the impact of your work
  • Attract and supervise PGR students in a research-led university
  • Contribute to the Business School’s Triple Accreditation and Professional Body Accreditations
  • Have a commitment to high quality teaching and learning and student support
  • Coach and support students throughout their studies in the role of personal tutor
  • Set and mark assessment of modules in accordance with University standards and utilise on-line and digitised curricula and education frameworks
  • Contribute to curriculum development
  • Provide education for life, that engages, challenges and supports our students to discover and fulfil their potential both while they are studying with us and once they have graduated
  • As a senior colleague make a positive academic citizenship and leadership contribution to our Business School community

The Person

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • A sustained international research and innovation profile and proven track record in international and world-leading publication entrepreneurship and innovation subject areas
  • A track record of securing external research funding
  • A track record of engaging with external stakeholders, generating real-world impact from research
  • Evidence of the potential to contribute to the relevant entrepreneurship and innovation Research Community
  • Evidence of commitment to interdisciplinarity
  • Evidence of the ability to provide an outstanding educational experience, rooted in strong disciplinary entrepreneurship and innovation knowledge that engages, challenges, and inspires our students
  • Evidence of internationalising the curricula
  • Evidence of delivering research-led teaching and making effective use of technology to enhance learning
  • Evidence of effective use of disciplinary and proactive research and a developing international research profile
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills
  • Demonstration of successful team working and operating as an effective colleague
  • Skills in organisation and leadership necessary for undertaking a management and leadership role in the School
  • Evidence of academic citizenship
  • Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility and sustainability


  • A good Honours degree in a relevant subject
  • A PhD
  • A profile with currency which meets external accreditation bodies criteria
  • HE Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

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Expiry date2022/12/11