Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
25 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Department   Marketing (
Faculty   Strathclyde Business School (
Staff Category    Knowledge Exchange
Reference No    126515
Reports To    Head of Department of Marketing 
Grade:    8
Salary Range:    £39,992 - £49,149
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1 (35 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 3 June 2018

Job Advert

Strathclyde Business School (SBS) in Glasgow is seeking to appoint a Knowledge Exchange Fellow in the Department of Marketing to join our existing team. The Department of Marketing is widely acknowledged as one of the earliest seats of excellence in the Marketing field within the UK and internationally. Marketing at Strathclyde is ranked No.1 in Scotland and No.4 in the UK in the 2018 Complete University Guide. The Marketing Department runs a portfolio of specialist postgraduate programmes, in addition to a large undergraduate degree. It is part of the highly regarded Strathclyde Business School (SBS). The School was one of the first Business Schools to become triple accredited (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and has recently been re-accredited by EQUIS for a 5-year period. 

Strathclyde Business School’s purpose is to engage with and have an influence on business, organisational and public life, questioning convention and solving problems of significance to contemporary society. The University has a strong record of engagement with industry, policy-makers, and not-for-profit organisations. Strathclyde received the THE awards for University
of the Year in 2012/13, Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013/14 and Business School of the Year in 2016/2017. The successful candidate will play a central role in helping the Department of Marketing achieve its knowledge exchange objectives, building on our well established reputation for industry engagement and as ‘a place of useful learning’. 

To be considered for the role, you will have a good honours degree and PhD (or, exceptionally, equivalent professional experience) in Marketing or related cognate discipline. You will have a personal track record in carrying out knowledge exchange projects and a demonstrable track record in developing high quality knowledge exchange proposals and playing a leading role in attracting knowledge exchange funding. The successful candidate will have knowledge exchange interests which are consistent with the strategic direction of the Department and will have the ability to plan and organise knowledge exchange programmes to ensure delivery of associated objectives.

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:

To pursue and establish an independent and high quality knowledge exchange programme/s, including securing knowledge exchange contracts and funding; manage knowledge exchange programmes to ensure delivery of associated objectives; where appropriate, to manage a knowledge exchange team (staff and students); to engage as appropriate in relevant research and teaching activities; and to carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of Department.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

1.    Engage as an independent knowledge exchange professional in individual and collaborative knowledge exchange projects, establishing a distinctive programme or area of knowledge exchange and generating interest through engagement with industry and professional bodies.
2.    Apply, as Principal- or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external organisations for knowledge exchange funding and manage projects secured.
3.    Write up reports, often as lead author, for external organisations, and further write up findings for additional dissemination (e.g. professional publications or peer review journal publication) as appropriate.
4.    Build and manage a knowledge exchange team (students and staff), providing direction, support and guidance.
5.    Participate in and develop external networks to foster knowledge exchange collaborations, to inform the development of knowledge exchange objectives and to identify potential sources of funding.
6.    Secure funding for and successfully manage CPD events and consultancy activity.
7.    Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that knowledge exchange advances inform departmental research and teaching efforts, including as contributing to relevant research and/or teaching programmes as appropriate.
8.    Carry out Department, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions, for example through membership of committees.
9.    Engage in continuous professional development

Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)
E1 Good honours degree and PhD (or, exceptionally, equivalent professional experience) in Marketing or related cognate discipline.
E2 Established personal track record in carrying out knowledge exchange projects
E3 Demonstrable track record in developing high quality knowledge exchange proposals and playing a leading role in attracting knowledge exchange funding.
E4 Sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to establish and maintain a network of relevant contacts, and ensure credibility within external partnerships.
E5 Ability to plan and organise knowledge exchange programmes, and to pull together teams of academic professional staff and others as appropriate, to ensure project delivery for the client and benefits to the University.
E6 Some experience of teaching/delivery of training at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels and/or to professional audiences.
D1 Evidence of published research/scholarly activity relevant to Marketing.
D2 Experience of multi/inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange and research.
D3 Experience of student assessment activities.

Job Related Skills and Achievements

E7 Ability to work constructively within a team environment and to lead teams.
E8 Knowledge exchange interests consistent with the strategic direction of the Department.

Personal Attributes

E9 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences.

Other Relevant Factors

D4 Membership of relevant Chartered/professional bodies (for example Higher Education Academy).

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information 

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Anne Marie Doherty, Head of Department of Marketing ( / 0141 548 5899).

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found here.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Knowledge Exchange staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Pre-employment health screening

An offer of appointment will be subject to a medical assessment by Occupational Health. An individual who accepts an offer of employment must complete a confidential medical questionnaire and forward it to the Occupational Health Nurse within 5 days of receipt. If further information is required the individual may be contacted by the OHN or a Medical Advisor and a personal appointment with the individual may be arranged. An unconditional contract of employment will not be issued until Human Resources receives confirmation that applicant is fit to undertake the duties of the post.


Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.


The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.


Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Friday, 29 June 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.