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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries (Teaching and Research) - QMUL24620

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £42,433 - £52,833/ £55,840 - £62,415 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24620
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 22-Mar-2021
Closing date: 21-Apr-2021

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About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in Creative and Cultural Industries. Applicants for the senior lectureship will be established academics with strong publication records, while applicants for the lectureship will be at least at post-doctoral level. This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation, the MA in Heritage Management, the new Centre for Sustainability and Resilience through Arts, Culture and Creativity, and the Department of Business and Society. The successful candidate will develop their interdisciplinary research agenda along with innovative teaching practices in a rapidly growing, diverse, and distinctive management school. We are particularly interested in candidates who have developed critical and innovative perspectives on the creative industries and arts organizing: this includes critical race and labour studies, feminist and queer organisational theory, postcolonial and decolonial re-framings of management and organisational behaviourand other cross-disciplinary, innovative approaches.

About You

As a Lecturer, you will lead and deliver postgraduate modules for our MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation and contribute teaching to the MA in Heritage Management. You will provide supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You will be able to assist in finding and developing work placements for students, for the MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation. You will help to develop a Degree Apprenticeship for undergraduates in the creative and cultural sector. You will have completed a doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) in a relevant subject. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with the creative economy businesses and to publish at an internationally excellent level. For the senior lectureship, the successful applicant will already be an established academic and be expected to have a strong publication record with demonstrated potential to publish at the world-leading level. You will contribute to the development of the Creative Economy Research Institute.

An experience of and willingness to undertake administrative roles would also be desirable at the Senior Lecturer level. The successful applicant will have the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of practice as well as a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and research-based teaching. We are looking for someone with a keen interest and expertise in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our particular and diverse cohorts of students.

QMUL is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching and administrative skills. Colleagues in teaching-focused roles have access to a full range of professional development support, including an annual allowance to support their scholarship or pedagogical activities. Queen Mary recently revised the university’s promotion guidelines to provide comprehensive and clear promotion routes for T&S staff up to and including the academic rank of professor.

About the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Business and Society

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 90 academic staff. We have over 1,600 undergraduate business studies students plus approximately 800 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have approximately 800 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship, and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Business and Society brings together colleagues, committed to excellence in teaching and research, with a wide range of expertise from different disciplines. In our teaching and research we focus on how business and management influence society (for example, in economic development, through innovation in environmentally beneficial products and systems, through responsible management practices, by management in the non-profit and public sectors and in businesses in the creative and cultural industries), and how society shapes business and management (for example, through law and regulation but also through changing norms and expectations for equality and diversity and environmental sustainability).

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st September 2021 (or earlier). The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £42,433 - £52,833 per annum for those appointed as Lecturer, or in Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum for those appointed as Senior Lecturer, in both cases inclusive of London Allowance.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a statement as to whether you are applying for a Lecturership or a Senior Lecturership.
  • a focused CV of no more than five pages (Lecturership) or ten pages (Senior Lecturership), to include up to one page of evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition),
  • a brief (one page) outline of your research plans for the next three years.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Business and Society on your research and teaching. Please do not send research papers or evidence of qualifications with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

At the Senior Lecturer level, we particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants who are currently underrepresented in the School at this level.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Martha Prevezer, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Governance and Strategy, at

Information about the School can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 21st April 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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