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School/CompanyUniversity of Kent
Job TitleLecturer/Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Ref no. KBS-017-21
AddressKent Business School, University of Kent
CountryUnited Kingdom
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation to support the expansion of our Medway campus and its increasing alignment to offering an entrepreneurial focus. We are looking for a dedicated scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to both research and teaching in this area, as well as to our student enterprise and business engagement activities. The successful applicant will lead and contribute to the delivery of Entrepreneurship and Innovation modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In addition to previous teaching experience, the post holder should have a clearly defined research agenda with a track record or clear potential to publish in top peer-reviewed journals. Evidence of income generation, research impact, or corporate engagement is expected in the case of appointments to Senior Lecturer level. Although all cognate areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be considered, we are particularly interested in applicants with research expertise in areas that our Medway Campus is looking to grow, including (but not limited to) digital entrepreneurship and digital innovation, digital transformation, digital platforms and digital business models.

While the post will be based at Medway, the successful candidate may be expected to take up teaching and other responsibilities at the University’s other campuses, study centres and off campus for the delivery of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer you will:

- Deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality, demand-driven and student-centred taught programmes; as Senior Lecturer to
provide academic leadership in this area.

- Engage in individual and collaborative research and scholarship leading to high-quality publications at acceptable levels of volume
and academic excellence, develop income from research, enterprise, or corporate engagement individually or in collaboration with
others. As Senior Lecturer, to engage in internationally excellent and/or world-leading research and scholarship, leading research,
enterprise or consulting projects, and to generate income.

- Contribute fully to the School and University by participating in meetings, working groups, committees and other School and
University activities; at Senior Lecturer level, to support the management of the School, by taking on key roles and serve on School or
University working groups or committees, as required.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

- A PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline – awarded or near completion.
- Ability to teach a breadth of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, such as new venture creation, business closure,
entrepreneurial policy, entrepreneurial learning, SMEs social enterprise, sustainability, innovation and creativity.
- Willingness to contribute to a cohesive and supportive corporate culture and a collegiate work environment.

Kent Business School is an international Business School, with a global reputation for delivering research and teaching excellence. We are proud to be part of a selection of global business schools worldwide to hold double-accredited status (ACCSB and AMBA) and one of the leading Universities in the UK for academic research (in the REF2014 we ranked 17th for research intensity) and business engagement (gained the Small Business Charter Award in 2018).

As a dual-intensive Business School, our distinctiveness comes from a forward-thinking approach to business education. We place sustainable innovation at the heart of our educational outlook, underpinned by world-class research. We are interdisciplinary by nature, bringing innovative solutions to real world issues. We are integrated into the local business community as a hub for knowledge creation and exchange. We are proud that our industry collaborations and global partnerships benefit students, businesses and the community.

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Expiry date2021/04/18