Doctoral Associate in Strategy

Sheffield, South Yorkshire (GB)
£30,175 - £38,183 per annum
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
08 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Doctoral Associate in Strategy

Job Reference Number: UOS015906

Faculty:  Social Sciences
Department: Management School
Salary: Grade 7.  £30,175 - £38,183 per annum.  Potential to progress to £41,709 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
Closing Date: Monday 8 May 2017


The Management School operates within the University and Faculty with a world-class research reputation and ambition.  As such, the School has cutting-edge research at the heart of its activities and as the base of its strategic focus. Our vision is to use this research base to be recognised as a leading international Management School known for delivering an outstanding student experience and impactful socially-responsible research in a collegiate learning environment. We are proud to deliver intellectually rigorous cutting-edge research, and excellent teaching and learning in a stimulating, innovative environment. Through the distinctiveness of our graduates, excellence of our staff and network of international partners, we seek to inform the practice of management and to make a difference to our global community.  We currently employ over 100 academic staff who are supported by a comprehensive team of professional administrative staff. Our website offers more information about all aspects of the school’s activity. Please see for more details.

The mission of Sheffield University Management School is to develop knowledgeable and employable students, promote socially-responsible work practices and have a positive impact on organisations and society throughout the world. We sustain a research-intensive environment that creates, advances and disseminates knowledge with respect to management inquiry, for the benefit of students, private and public sector organisations and society in general.

In 2015, we introduced the new concept of a ‘Doctoral Associate’.  This innovative position is a six-year development pathway for new Lecturers and allows the incumbent to undertake a part-time PhD in 50% of their role whilst lecturing in the other 50%.  We are looking to appoint a Doctoral Associate in the field of Strategy. The applicant will be expected to teach Strategy as a core discipline, with opportunities to develop other areas of expertise such as e.g. innovation. We welcome applications from candidates who, in addition to a general research interest in strategy, would wish to focus their PhD studies on: The dynamic capabilities of Manufacturing SMEs in the face of uncertainty and innovation.

You will follow a six-year pathway, during which you will have a 50% teaching role with the remainder of your time undertaking a part-time PhD.  The continuation of your post will be dependent on the successful progression through the PhD.  It is anticipated that at the end of the six years, subject to the successful completion of a PhD and satisfactory performance in the role, you will be considered for a Lectureship role.

You will be expected and encouraged to develop your research profile through joint research activities and will have an excellent opportunity to develop your academic career potential.  You will hold a good first degree (or have equivalent qualifications/experience).

You will take a pro-active role in enhancing Sheffield University Management School's reputation for high quality and innovative teaching and research and be capable of delivering an excellent student experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

This post is fixed-term until August 2023.

The closing date for applications is 8 May 2017.