Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Christchurch, New Zealand
03 Nov 2017
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01 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Located in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha) (UC) offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, modern facilities and a vibrant campus environment. The Canterbury Region is a magnet for growth and innovation; it is Aotearoa New Zealand's fastest growing regional economy and is rapidly transforming its economic base to meet the future needs of business. Canterbury is home to some of Aotearoa New Zealand's most innovative businesses, including high-tech producers and manufacturers, global exporters, and specialised professional services and tourism providers. Within this setting, UC has embarked on a period of renewal and regeneration to create a strong and sustainable tertiary institution. UC's extensive capital works programme is transforming campus spaces into a learning environment that is innovative and engaging, and one that will continue to support 21st century research-intensive higher education.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua) in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will join an energetic and collegial Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (one of the highest ranking departments based on 2012 PBRF Research Assessment) and will contribute to teaching to courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, small business and management and product innovation/design. The successful candidate is expected to have a record (or clear potential) of high research productivity in one or more areas in entrepreneurship or innovation. The School provides an excellent support for newly emerging scholars through internal funding of research projects, preparation of grant application and conference funding and strongly supports emerging scholars in their career growth. Ability to collaborate and create partnerships with industry and other non-academic stakeholders is necessary.

The successful appointee will display the following attributes:

  • PhD in a subject relevant to Entrepreneurship and Innovation or in general management or engineering. Applicants close to finalizing their PhD will be also considered
  • Record of high research productivity, or clear potential thereof
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in entrepreneurship and/or innovation
  • Strong interpersonal communication and communication skills, people leadership and capability building skills
  • Experience in connecting with industry and other stakeholders
  • Active commitment to continuing personal professional development including bicultural professional development and applying learnings in everyday practises. An active commitment to exploring the values, tikanga (processes), kawa (rules) of cultural practice and traditions as guided by NgāiTūahuriri (the mana whenua or local peoples) at UC is also expected

For further information about the University of Canterbury (Whare Wānanga o Waitaha) please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz and for further information about the Business School please visit www.bsec.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/

Confidential enquiries can be made to Chair of the Selection Panel Associate Professor Pavel Castka on +64 3 369 3761 or email at pavel.castka@canterbury.ac.nz or to Head of School Professor Paul Ballantine on +64 3 369 3761 or at paul.ballantine@canterbury.ac.nz

Applications for this role close on Friday, 1 December 2017.

Applications should include a cover letter and resume with recent teaching evaluation summaries, details of research activities and publications, and referee details.