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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

Summary:

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked Management School which has achieved accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school associations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS?

With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for research, teaching excellence and innovation.

This is your chance to join Sheffield University Management School at a crucial stage in our evolution as we have an opportunity for someone to join us who can deliver excellent research and teaching within the field of Strategy with a focus on International Business as a core discipline at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are interested in any research focus within the Strategy of International Business but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Multinational Enterprise or international aspects of Corporate Strategy. If appointed as a Senior Lecturer, you will also be expected to conduct personal research of an international standard, which includes identifying literature and updating own knowledge, assessing the validity of the relevant literature and its contribution to the development of your own field

You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or equivalent qualifications/experience), will have teaching experience, evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications and preferably have experience of working in a research project team. In addition, as a Senior Lecturer you will also be expected to have experience of grant capture and management, as well as project management and a well-established personal reputation and professional standing.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

About the Job

We welcome applications from candidates who can deliver excellent research and teaching within the field of Strategy with a focus on International Business, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are interested in any research focus within the Strategy of International Business but are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Multinational Enterprise or international aspects of Corporate Strategy.

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Management School you would be expected to:

• Conduct personal research by determining and implementing research objectives in line with departmental and faculty strategy.
• Produce written research work for publication in high quality, key journals and give presentations at seminars and conferences.
• Seek external funding to support research activities.
• Determine research objectives, and initiate and implement a programme of research.
• Design teaching programmes for courses, which includes identifying learning objectives and selecting appropriate curricula, selecting teaching methods, resources and reading, and determining, designing and producing study material.
• Deliver teaching courses which includes preparing teaching material, communicating subject matter and encouraging critical discourse to develop rational thinking.
• Coordinate team teaching, including liaison with other academic staff and/or postgraduate assistants, to ensure the course complements other courses taken by students.
• Engage in teaching that enhances the design and delivery of the Management School’s existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
• Engage in research and publish outputs in a way that enhances the international standing of the Management School.
• Carry out course evaluation, including facilitating student feedback; reflecting on own teaching and implementing ideas for improving own performance.
• Carry out a pastoral role for students such as acting as personal tutor. If necessary refer them to the appropriate authority for guidance.
• Involvement in professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, refereeing research grants, external examining, organising conferences, committee membership and involvement with professional bodies.
• Self-generate work through research and scholarly pursuits plus innovation in teaching and administration.
• Contribute to the life of the Management School, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the wider University community through administration responsibilities and committee membership as and when appropriate.


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