DURHAM UNIVERSITY

Charles Wilson Professor in Management

Location
Durham (County) (GB)
Posted
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2022
Ref
22001119
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Management and Marketing at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Management with a focus on Business Enterprise and Innovation and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on any of the following themes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Innovation/technology
  • Supply chain
  • Operations management
  • Sustainability
  • Regional development
  • Digital business models

Durham University Business School (DUBS) was successful in obtaining £3.5 Million from Charles Wilson (until recently CEO of Booker Group) and his partner Dr Rowena Olegario to support a regional SME initiative called 'Smart & Scale Up' (S&S). The aims of this nine-year funding (starting from 2021) S&S initiative are to 1) Increase in innovation activities across the region, and 2) Support and development of new business models to support growth. To address these challenges, the project has identified four themes research themes: Emerging Technology adoption in SMEs; Supply Chains; Leadership; New Business Models.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for the academic leadership of the S&S initiative. Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the broad field of Business Enterprise and Innovation. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a strong track record of working with industry in general and SMEs in particular. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to take a leading role in the development of the Department's research and teaching, and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The post has attached to it a fully funded PhD scholarship and PDRA, as well as discretionary research funding

For more information on the department's business school's and research centres' activities, please visit our pages at www.dur.ac.uk/business.