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Professor of Strategy/International Management/Entrepreneurship

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
7 May 2024

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Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Full Time

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King’s Business School, King’s College London, is looking for a full Professor in the fields of Strategy, International Management or Entrepreneurship to join our Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship (SIME) Department, ideally from 1 September 2024. 

King’s College London (KCL) is one of the world’s leading universities, presently ranked 38th globally by the Times Higher Education. Founded in 1829, it now is a home to more than 35,000 students from 150 countries.

King’s Business School is located at KCL’s Strand Campus in central London, permitting it to draw on the limitless energies of London’s businesses, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. It is an exciting place for collaboration and innovation to produce outstanding research and social impact. Founded in 2017, KBS has achieved “triple crown” status with AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

Over 90 per cent of King’s Business School’s research output has been judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The School was one of the ten highest scoring institutions for business and management studies overall and ranks fourth on its research environment.  

The SIME Department has a strong research reputation in developing theory, methods, and knowledge to advance our understanding of business, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in an international institutional context. Within KBS, the SIME Department delivered the strongest REF returns.

Research comprises four core themes: (1) international business, comparative management, and strategy, (2) global strategies for sustainability and corporate social responsibility, (3) knowledge-intensive firms, innovation, and appropriability, and (4) entrepreneurship from a comparative and social dimension. The SIME Department has built extensive research networks through international academic collaborations, and it has a strong commitment to developing research impact through links with policymakers and practitioners. Department members regularly publish in leading journals in management, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The Department is home to two Fellows of the Academy of International Business, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Our future colleague will be a scholar with an international academic reputation and will be recognized as having made a significant and innovative contribution in his or her field. S/he will have a strong publication record including peer-reviewed articles published in world-leading, relevant journals and should have a proven ability and willingness to initiate and lead funded research projects.

The Department provides support for a large undergraduate programme and hosts three highly successful MScs, one in International Management, another in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a third in Medical Technology (MedTech) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in collaboration with the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences (Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine). Our future colleague will be involved in these programs and have scope to shape future offerings. Experience with executive development programs and a desire to engage in them at KBS are a plus.

Our future colleague will be joining a vibrant and ambitious Business School with opportunities to take a major leadership role and enhance the profile of the SIME Department with external stakeholders. Willingness to develop the activities of the Department, notably in building collaborative global networks, supporting the delivery of high-performing teaching programmes, promoting interdisciplinarity and research excellence, and ensuring student satisfaction, are highly desirable.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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