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Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an inspirational teacher and educational leader as Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of the BSc Business Management, the MSc Management, and the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Department of Business and Society. Experienced candidates with a strong university teaching record are encouraged to apply. All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Business and Society in SBM, and to have proven expertise in teaching in any aspect of entrepreneurship, including (but not limited to) social entrepreneurship, digital entrepreneurship and startups, entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainability, frugal and disruptive innovation, entrepreneurial finance. We are also interested in scholars with an interest in entrepreneurship in the Global South. The successful candidate will develop their innovative teaching practices in the field along with scholarship activities in a rapidly growing, diverse, and distinctive management school.

About You

As a Senior lecturer, you will be taking a significant leadership role as Director/Co-director of the MSc Managment (or MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation) as well as contributing to the development of the entrepreneurship hub and leading colleagues in teaching and setting up new programmes. You will be expected to develop new modules and/or programs as well as teaching existing modules in the entrepreneurship area.

You will have a doctorate in a relevant subject, a teaching qualification and will be, or willing to become, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. You will have the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of practice as well as a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and scholarship-based teaching.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest and expertise in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our diverse cohorts of students. We also appreciate expertise in engaging large numbers of students and delivering successful pedagogy with large cohorts. In addition, we value experience and expertise in engaging in student entrepreneurship and other enterprising initiatives.

QMUL is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching and administrative skills. Colleagues in teaching-focused roles have access to a full range of professional development support, including an annual allowance to support their scholarship or pedagogical activities. Queen Mary recently revised the university’s promotion guidelines to provide comprehensive and clear promotion routes for T&S staff up to and including the academic rank of professor.

About the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Business and Society

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, almost doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years and set to grow even further. We presently have 121 permanent academic staff and a large team of Teaching Fellows and TAs. We have over 2,000 undergraduate business studies students and, at the post-graduate level, approximately 1,000 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Business and Society contributes to SBM through world leading teaching and research in the areas of global value chains (and the relationship between the Global North and the Global South), business ethics, CSR, public management and institutions, social entrepreneurship and social innovation (in the local and global contexts), organization theory, critical management, cultural and creative industries and business law. Our focus on the relationship between businesses, society, sustainability and social justice shapes the teaching and research environment of the Department of Business and Society. Department members are typically (but not exclusively) associated with the Research Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production, the Public Management and Regulation Group and the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group. As such, the Department examines business as a field of enquiry in its own right – an area to be subject to critical analysis in the broader context of the relationship between business and society. You will be expected to become part of the newly created Centre for Education and Scholarship Research in Economics, Finance and Business Management.

About Queen Mary

Ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Science & Engineering.

Queen Mary is equally proud of promoting high profile scholarship-driven innovation in learning and teaching and scholarship-driven engagement practitioner communities, external stakeholder and the civil society at large.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st January 2024 (or earlier). The starting salary will be Grade 7 in the range of £61,896- £69,114 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

  • a statement as to why you are applying to the School of Business and Management (Department of Business and Society) at Queen Mary, University of London,
  • a focused CV of no more than ten pages to include:

– teaching experience, including design and delivery modules;

– engagement with the practitioner community;

– a one-page outline of future scholarship development plan;

– scholarly contribution (including publications in pedagogy journals in the field, high profile blogs and other reputable outlets, textbooks, and reports).

As part of the selection process, you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Business and Society on your teaching and research. Please do not send papers or certificates with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from women and LGBTQ+, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic applicants who are currently under-represented in the School at this level.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisation Studies, at [email protected] or Fernando Barrio, Senior Lecturer in Business Law at [email protected]

Information about the School can be found at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button.

The closing date for applications is 19 September 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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