Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
10 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Leeds is one of the United Kingdom’s largest, most prestigious and diverse research-intensive universities. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities in the QS rankings, and a member of the Russell Group, it was named as the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2017. With an annual turnover of £635 million, more than 33,000 students and 7,800 staff, the University is making significant investments in student education, research and innovation, and extending its international reach. The campus is also being transformed to meet the needs and aspirations of students and staff.

Leeds University Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities. A triple accredited and top ranking European business school with more than 3,000 students from around 100 countries and more than 200 academic staff, our work covers the full spectrum of business disciplines, teaching undergraduate, masters and doctoral students and creating new knowledge through research. Within Leeds University Business School, the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies (CEES) is a focal point for enterprise education and research, and is part of the multiple award-winning Enterprise at Leeds initiative. With its strong and experienced team, the Centre is looking to become one of the world-leading groups of entrepreneurship research and education. 

The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies is now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Centre. You will be expected to deliver leading edge quality research outputs in the field of entrepreneurship; lead the Centre’s research impact and engagement strategy; and provide effective and innovative research-led teaching to a diverse student cohort.

You will have experience of leading research projects which meet international standards of academic excellence, and integrating this research into innovative learning and teaching. With a track record of sustained delivery of ambitious and imaginative academic leadership you will possess experience of effective team working and collaborative development alongside with excellent communications skills. Detailed experience of leading research initiatives and developing links with research groups in the UK and internationally will support you in this role.

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 3559. The deadline for applications is noon GMT on Thursday 10th May 2018.