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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management - QMUL13333

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £40,865 - £50,881 / £53,777 - £60,109 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL13333
Date posted: 16-Nov-2017
Closing date: 05-Jan-2018

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The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in Sustainability and Environmental Management. The School invites applications from highly motivated individuals with interests in sustainable development and a commitment to excellence in research and teaching

Experienced candidates with a strong publications record are encouraged to apply.  All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across our main undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

QMUL has been recognised as a top 100 university in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, and placed 9th in the UK among multi-faculty institutions in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It is the fourth largest college in the University of London and is growing rapidly through sustained investments in facilities on one of London’s largest campuses (Mile End), excellent research and improving the student experience. QMUL is a highly internationalised university, but with deep roots and continuing engagement with East London communities.


School of Business and Management

The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 85 academic staff, with more appointments in process. We have over 1100 undergraduate Business Studies students plus approximately 600 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have around 600 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 60 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.


Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management

This post is part of the School’s significant investment in integrating responsibility and sustainability issues throughout our core curriculum. SBM is a recognised leader in sustainability and environmental management research, with around ten members of staff with research interests in this area from across a wide range of sub-disciplinary areas like accounting, strategy, economics, political economy, marketing etc. The new appointment will help convene sustainability research across the school and contribute to the School’s sustainability strategic research theme.  


The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity to research and publish at an internationally excellent level or higher (at least 3* in the REF framework). Candidates for the lectureship should have a completed doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) by March 2018 and be able to demonstrate the capacity for international-level research achievement. 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 (4*).


We will consider applications from any business sub-discipline whose research interests focus on sustainability and environmental management. Applicants will be expected to show how their research interests complement those within the School and how they can contribute to teaching in both the sustainability and core business sub-discipline areas.


An experience of, and willingness to undertake, administrative roles would also be desirable at the senior lecturer level. The School 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, research and administrative skills.


The post is full time and permanent. Applicants who wish to be considered for a job-share arrangement or for flexible working are welcome. The School is proud of its long-standing commitment to diversity and equality, is applying for an Athena Swan award in November 2017 in recognition of this. Queen Mary is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.


Starting salary will be in the range £40,865 - £50,881/ £53,777 - £60,109 per annum inclusive of London Allowance and benefits include 30 days annual leave, USS pension scheme membership, and interest-free travel season ticket loan.

Your application should include a CV plus a brief outline of your research plans and evidence of your teaching (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition). As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the School on your research and on your teaching. The post is available any time after 1st March 2018.


Enquiries can be addressed to:

Professor Frances Bowen, Dean and Professor of Innovation Studies,

Information about the School can be found at

To apply, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 05 January 2018.  Interviews are expected to be held in mid-February 2018.


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