Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: Grade 5/6, £42,433 - £52,833 per annum for those appointed as Lecturer, or Grade 7, £55,840 - £62,415 per annum for those appointed as Senior Lecturer, both inclusive of London Allowance
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28-Jul-2021
Closing date: 25-Aug-2021
About the Role
The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an inspirational teacher and educational leader to a Lectureship in Social Entrepreneurship. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of the MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme, and the Entrepreneurship Hub (home for a range of extracurricular activities), the QMUL Social Venture Fund (the UK’s first student-led venture capital fund for social enterprises) and the Department of Business and Society. Experienced candidates with a strong university teaching record are encouraged to apply, both researchers and practitioners: we welcome hearing how you would best contribute to our social entrepreneurship activities. All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Business and Society in SBM.
The School is offering this role on two career pathways: the Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) path or the Teaching and Research (T&R) path. The T&S path allows role holders to concentrate on teaching and developing the student experience. There is no requirement for research to be undertaken although pedagogy-related scholarship is encouraged. The T&R path allows role holders to balance their activities between teaching and research and role holders are expected to have a clear plan of research. Please see the summary of the roles in the next two paragraphs.
Teaching and Scholarship role
As a Lecturer you will lead and deliver modules in the areas of social and sustainable entrepreneurship, venture financing, innovation and strategy on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You will be contributing to the practitioner community and engaging with scholarly debate in the forms of blogs and teaching and learning conferences. You will be expected to take an active role in the SBM Entrepreneurship Hub. As a Senior lecturer, you will be taking a significant leadership role as Director/Co-director of the Entrepreneurship Hub, as well as supporting colleagues in teaching and setting up new programmes. You may also be expected to take the role of Programme Director of MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Teaching and Research role
As a Lecturer, you will lead and deliver modules in the areas of social and sustainable entrepreneurship, venture financing, innovation and strategy on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as providing supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You should be able to demonstrate the capacity for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in your research field, as well as to publish at an internationally excellent level. As a Senior Lecturer the successful applicant will already be an established academic and will be expected to have a strong publication record with demonstrated potential to publish at the world-leading level and a proven record in mentoring and developing staff and students.
You will have completed a doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) in a relevant subject. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of practice as well as a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and scholarship-based teaching. We are looking for someone with a keen interest and expertise in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our diverse cohorts of students. We also appreciate expertise in engaging large numbers of students and delivering successful pedagogy with large cohorts. In addition, we value experience and expertise in leading initiatives in student entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship.
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, staff networks 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 4th January 2022 (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 Teaching and Research role or a Teaching and Scholarship role,
- a statement as to whether you are applying for a Lectureship or a Senior Lectureship,
- a focused CV of no more than five pages (Lectureship) or ten pages (Senior Lectureship), to include evidence of teaching quality (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition) and, in the case of those applying for a Teaching and Scholarship role also evidence of educational impact,
- for those applying for a Teaching and Research role, 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 teaching and research or teaching and scholarship. Please do not send papers or certificates 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 people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.
Enquiries should be addressed to Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisation Studies, at email@example.com.
Information about the School can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/. and about the Department of Business and Society at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/departments/department-of-business-and-society/
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is 25 August 2021
Interviews are expected to be held in September or October.
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