Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Teaching Track

Surrey, United Kingdom
£43,413 to £63,674
10 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location: Guildford
Salary: £43,413 to £63,674
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 12 April 2023
Reference: 014223

Please state in your covering letter whether you are applying for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Starting Salary for Lecturer: £43,413

Starting Salary for Senior Lecturer £53,354

Surrey Business School is seeking to recruit either a Lecturer (teaching track) or Senior Lecturer (teaching track) in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The appointee will be a member of the Department for Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (DEEI), and may join the Centre of Digital Economy (CoDE).

The Department of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (DEEI) is led by Professor Glenn Parry, who is also CoDirector of the EPSRC Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy ( Teaching in the department is organised by Jim Sears. The Department has strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, Surrey, and the South-East of England in general. We maintain a close working relationship with Surrey SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre, a part of the SETsquared Partnership, which has been ranked the global number one university business incubator for three consecutive years. Companies in the SETsquared Partnership are integrated into the academic programme as speakers or as partners in student projects while some students graduate into the business accelerator scheme.

For the post of Lecturer (teaching track) or Senior Lecturer (teaching track) depending on relevant experience, we are seeking an exceptional, hard-working, and enthusiastic educator to join us. Many of our courses are taught in a collaborative manner, and we value collegiality and team spirit. 

The successful candidate will help us enhance our Department’s capabilities in the areas of teaching and designing an innovative curriculum in digital innovation and transformation, and innovation management, and digital entrepreneurship. At Surrey Business School, the student experience is at the heart of what we do. The successful applicant will demonstrate how their experience provides them with the ability to teach and contribute to designing curriculum in entrepreneurship in the digital economy, business model innovation, digital transformation, disruptive technologies, and the economics and management of innovation processes. They will be expected to play an active role in leading and developing taught programmes, characterised by contemporary and commercial content that utilises thoughtful approaches to learning and wider student experience.

The ideal Senior Lecturer (teaching track) will have significant teaching experience, whilst the Lecturer (teaching track) candidate will have had some teaching experience in higher education, and both will have relevant digital skills and business experience; and/or have a background in pedagogical research. Ideally in Innovation and Entrepreneurship subject areas. In the role they will have to cope with both large and small classes, delivering material in the classroom or remotely, and at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. A Senior Lecturer (teaching track) will be able to evidence previous experience of curriculum development and content creation within modules and have experience with module management roles so that they can assume leadership roles for specific modules as well as assist in curriculum development. All will be expected to explain their pedagogic position for the different levels. Candidates will have considered how they might be innovative in their teaching methods. This may be related to the use of technology in the classroom, remotely, through hybrid approaches or ideas for potential curriculum development.

In teaching, our staff are expected to emphasise the quality of the student experience in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. There will be opportunities for teachers to become active in business engagement and executive education.

Candidates will have a passion for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, which will be brought into the classroom. Teaching passion will also be related to the Digital Economy, which is the nexus where Entrepreneurship and Innovation meet. Your passion may be related to research, activities such as consulting or student projects or by teaching methods, which inspire students about these topics. Senior Fellows will have evidence of strong student engagement through teaching demonstrated by MEQ scores or comparable evidence where available.

Related business or professional experience would also be desirable.

This is a full-time position. Conditions and compensation will be at internationally competitive standards and be commensurate with the appointee’s experience and potential to contribute to the institution. 

If you have any queries about this role please contact the Deputy Head and Head of Teaching in the Department Jim Sears or Department Head Professor Glenn Parry

We are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. We place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Appointments will always be made on merit.

 Surrey Business School is a mid-sized business school with over 100 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and was recently awarded the Advance HE Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by subject.

Surrey Business School has particular strengths in digital innovation and technological transformation, international trade, leadership and organizational psychology and sustainability. Set in the beautiful countryside of Surrey with the convenience of bustling Guildford on your doorstep and London just 34 minutes away by train, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit.

The School runs a full range of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. Its members work closely with a network of business partners and other stakeholders, boasting strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, and the South-East of England. For further information, please visit the SBS website.

The members of our Department of Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( are engaged in multi-disciplinary, collaborative teaching and research on how the digital economy transforms the organisation of entrepreneurial ventures, changes the nature of competition, alters the innovation process, stimulates the emergence of innovation ecosystems, and impacts social innovation and related areas. As well as teaching students across the School, the Department also offers its own degree programmes on the undergraduate and postgraduate levels including BSc (Hons) in Business Management and Entrepreneurship alongside the MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management and is involved in the provision of the doctoral programme.

Closely affiliated to the DEEI, the Centre of Digital Economy (CoDE, led by Professor Annabelle Gawer, is a multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to understanding the social, technological, economic, managerial, organisational, political and ethical implications of the digital economy. Examples of research include work on digital platforms and new business ecosystems, digital entrepreneurship and innovation, ethics and privacy of big data, digital and sustainability, social media, and digital transformation and open data. Members of the team come from the research fields of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, Organisation Theory, and Sociology. Members of CoDE have engaged in significant collaborative work across the whole of the University of Surrey – throughout the social, engineering, physical, computer, health and veterinary sciences. In addition to our research, we organize events and conferences that help diffuse and cross-fertilize ideas and bring together different communities of academics, business practitioners including innovators and entrepreneurs, and regulators. Examples include the Academy of Management Specialized Conference on Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy (2018) and the Strategic Management Society Online Extension on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems (2020). For further information about Surrey Business School, please visit our website (

The University is located in Guildford, a beautiful town within commuting distance of London. We ask all candidates to examine the local housing market and rental prices before making an application.

Further details:    Lecturer Job Description     Lecturer Addendum     Senior Lecturer Job Description     Senior Lecturer Addendum    

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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