Principal Lecturer in International Business

Coventry, United Kingdom
£50,141 - £62,558 per annum
07 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 15/10/2018

Faculty / School or Service Faculty of Business & Law

Salary £50,141 - £62,558 per annum

Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

Job category/type Academic

Job description

We are an innovative and bold University Group that is breaking new ground in how to achieve excellence in higher education and research, evidenced by our ever-increasing positions in sector wide rankings. We have invested significantly, in partnerships with international organisations, with business and research bodies and in the facilities and places where our students, graduates and staff work together. Now is the time to be part of this exciting, forward looking university.

The Faculty of Business and Law is home to over 7000 students enrolled on undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes across a broad variety of academic areas, along with over 400 staff from a rich diversity of cultural and subject backgrounds. Maximising the employment prospects of our graduates is central to everything we do which is why the Faculty has invested heavily in facilities to enhance students' learning experiences. These include a state-of-the-art DigiComm Lab equipped with the latest industry standard software and hardware, a replica court room, Trading Floor with 42 Bloomberg terminals and a Business Simulation Suite; each offering hands-on opportunities to develop and apply the learning.

The Faculty's globally recognised, accredited Coventry Business School incorporates the subsidiary School of Strategy and Leadership. It is here we are looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated Principal Lecturer in InternationalBusiness to help sustain the School's creative goals and growth plans. 

Joining the School of Strategy and Leadership, the successful candidate will take the lead in programme management, curriculum design and pedagogic enhancements, and be part of a creative and committed team delivering our business courses. You will have the opportunity to benefit from a supportive research infrastructure that includes conference funding, research sabbaticals and associate membership scheme to one of our Research Centres. There will also be opportunities to become involved with the development and delivery of our CPD and executive education courses, and to contribute to internationalisation activities through international partner collaborations, student field trips and virtual projects with universities from around the world. 

As an academic leader within the university, you will focus on innovation in and development of, the core activities of teaching and/or research. This role will provide the opportunity to specialise in preparation for further advancement to professorship or to senior management positions. You will be expected to contribute to the formation and implementation of strategic priorities of the university and to work across disciplinary and structural boundaries, where appropriate. You will also be expected to provide academic leadership at the School level, including links with other divisions across the university, and contribute to either teaching or research in the School in the first instance. With significant experience in teaching in a similar environment, you will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of your area of specialisation and you will ensure that the teaching for which you are responsible is informed by contemporary research in the relevant field and develops the ability of students to engage in debate, critical discourse and rational thinking. Contributing actively to applied research groups or communities of practice internally and/or externally, you will be involved in bids and tenders for external projects or contracts, disseminating research outputs using a range of media and developing external networks nationally and/or internationally. It will be important to demonstrate a track record of delivering a research culture across the School.

Applicants will need a PhD or equivalent (if from professional practice background) in an international business focused subject and recent teaching experience. Preference will begiven to candidates with a record of publications in the relevant field and/or can demonstrate impact and contribution to practice. Your profile and ability to network and develop partnerships with external organisations will be relevant to further enhance the school's reputation and profile.

You will need to share our passion for delivering a positive student experience that puts excellence in teaching and learning at the heart of everything you do and will be able to demonstrate significant knowledge of your area of specialisation and of developing a research culture. As one of Coventry's biggest employers we will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.

A career at Coventry University offers you opportunities for personal and professional growth and a home in the heart of the UK with connections and reach to the rest of the world.

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