Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£33,943 to £46,924 per annum
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
17 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Salary:  £33,943 to £46,924 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08 and 09
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 17 May 2017
Interview Date:  Monday 12 June 2017
Reference:  R170134

Aston Business School ranks amongst the top 100 universities worldwide in business and economics, according to the Times Higher Education 2016-2017 University Rankings. It is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. It has a thriving research culture, convenient location and experiences strong demand from well-qualified students for a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.

The Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship group contributes to this success. It is particularly strong in entrepreneurship, with three Chairs in the area (Mark Hart, Tomasz Mickiewicz, and Ute Stephan). In addition, there is a number of other colleagues with strong interest in entrepreneurship.

  • Prof. Mark Hart, jointly with Warwick University, leads the ESRC-financed Enterprise Research Centre (£2 million budget for 2016-2017), with several other colleagues from the group involved. The centre is a focus for research on entrepreneurship and small business growth in the UK (
  • Led by Professor Mark Hart, the group is the home of the UK national team of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project, which is the unique and the single most important project on internationally harmonized data on entrepreneurship, on which a wide range of world class research, policy, and business advice is built. 
  • The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme delivered across the Midlands by Aston is a flagship example of intensive business support; led by Professor Mark Hart. 
  • SEFORIS – Social enterprise as a force for more inclusive and innovative societies’ International FP7 project funded by the European Commission: UK team is led by Prof. Ute Stephan, studying in which contexts social enterprises thrive, the inclusiveness of ecosystems for social entrepreneurship, and how social enterprises change their context, as well as the management of social ventures.
  • The growing importance of entrepreneurship research within ABS and its reputation is reflected in the launch of a new MSc programme in Entrepreneurship.

Applicants should have a doctorate in a relevant discipline (either economics, business, or management). A publication record in peer-reviewed journals at the national and international level on entrepreneurship themes is expected, and where (and only where) evidence of it is strong, we will consider applicants whose PhD has not yet been formally awarded.
Once appointed, an applicant will be expected to apply for research funding. Past experience of being a CI (or PI) on externally funded projects will therefore be considered an advantage.

In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate effective and innovative teaching practice. Amongst others, a successful applicant is likely to contribute to entrepreneurship modules on undergraduate and postgraduate level, including online modules. Additional expertise in one of the following would be advantageous: economics, finance, innovation, international business.

For an informal discussion about this role contact Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz (Head of Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship group) Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3007 or email:

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