Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Job Title: Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (x2 Posts)
Academic School/Department: ABS - Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Department
Salary: £34,520 to £47,722
Grade: 8 or 9
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 6 July 2018
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Aston Business School seeks to appoint a highly motivated, high-profile academic with the ability and interest in providing research, teaching, and impact leadership in the field of entrepreneurship.
The holder of this post will influence the future direction of entrepreneurship scholarship in our Department and Aston Business School at large. We consider ourselves to be one of the leading centres for entrepreneurship research in the UK, as we co-host both the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project in the UK (part of the largest single study of entrepreneurial activity in the world – www.gemconsortium.org), and also the UK national government-funded Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) – www.enterpriseresearch.ac.uk).
In addition, we aim to imbed an entrepreneurial mindset into our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. At present we currently have an MSc in Entrepreneurship and we may introduce an undergraduate programme in the future, and will expect the successful candidate to play a role in its development.
Candidates should demonstrate excellence in, and a passion for, the field of entrepreneurship. This should be evidenced by a publication record that is either developing or already extensive in leading entrepreneurship journals. Candidates should have experience in attracting external research income and a track record in stakeholder engagement. The successful candidate will have a reputation in the field of entrepreneurship and a growing network in the international community.
Aston Business School of Aston University is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive business schools, with the majority of its research rated world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF 2014. Aston Business School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Aston University was an early signatory to the UN backed Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is at the forefront of responsible management education. The School has a thriving research culture and strong demand from well-qualified students for all its undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience courses.
Aston Business School is one of 37 business schools in the UK to hold the Small Business Charter , in recognition of the engagement and support offered to SMEs, the importance of enterprise in the curriculum and engagement with national and local stakeholders. For the last seven years Aston Business School has helped design and deliver the national Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. In 2015 it organised the first ever Pitchfest event outside of London, a pitching competition for SMEs to increase the profile of their businesses in front of a national audience of investors.
The minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years. However, the normal expectation is that Lecturers will transfer to a continuing appointment during this period on demonstrating acceptable performance in their research, teaching and other duties.
Aston University is committed to disability equality and is a Positive about Disabled People Symbol User.
Aston Business School is located in the heart of Birmingham, England’s second largest city with convenient airport and transportation links. London is less than 1.5 hours away by train.
For informal discussions relating to this post please contact the Head of Department, Dr Chris Jones; Tel: +44(0) 121 204 3036; email: C.JONES2@aston.ac.uk.
Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.
Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online.