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Lecturer in Business and Society - QMUL25675

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £42,433 - £52,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL25675
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 15-Jul-2021
Closing date: 12-Aug-2021

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The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Lectureship in Business and Society. This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the School’s BSc Business Management and a range of MSc programmes, and to 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 research in the fields of political economy, economic geography and/or related areas, in particular on themes of sustainability, business-nature relationships, global supply chains and environmental change, including studies focused on the global South.  

As a Lecturer, you will lead and deliver undergraduate modules that cover the relationship between business and nature for our leading BSc Business Management and contribute teaching to various MSc programmes. You will provide supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. 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 and to publish at an internationally excellent level, and could contribute to the development of the Centre on Labour and Global Production. The successful applicant will also have a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and research-based teaching, with a keen interest in and willingness to learn new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our particular and diverse cohorts of students.

About the Department of Business and Society

Our core values are social justice and inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. Departmental colleagues are committed to collective excellence in teaching and research and bring a wide range of expertise from different disciplines. In our teaching and research we focus on:

  • How business and management influences 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;
  • 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.

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About the School of Business and Management

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 (HSS), with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

About Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

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 January 2022 (or earlier). The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £42,433 - £52,833 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

How to apply

Your application should include:

  • a focused CV of no more than five pages, 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 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.


Enquiries can be addressed to Dr Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisational Studies:   

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The closing date for applications is 12 August 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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