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Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Strategy, Innovation & Enterprise

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £49,553 - pro rata, per annum (Level 4 to Level 5)
Full Time and Part Time*, Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 22 September 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 30 October 2019
Reference:  1173119TR

Southampton Business School has an ambitious quality driven strategy, which will see us strengthen our position as a world-class business school in research, education and enterprise.

As part of a world-renowned Top 100 QS ranked Russell Group University with a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff. The Business School has recently secured AACSB accreditation as well as having AMBA for our MBA and is aiming for EQUIS accreditation within the next 18 months. Our CORMSIS research centre has been ranked within the QS world top 50 for Statistics and Operational Research and ranked 7th in the UK. We are AMBA and AACSB accredited and ranked in the Guardian Top 10 for Business & Management. The Business School’s placements team were 2019 winners of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards. 

We are now seeking to recruit a number of outstanding individuals for a key research and teaching positions in a number of disciplines as outlined below to play a crucial role in the School achieving its vision.

The Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (DSIE) comprises 13 academics with research and teaching interests in the subject areas of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. The DSIE, which has attracted research funding from UK research councils, EU, NESTA and other external funding bodies, constantly engages with a diverse set of stakeholders, including entrepreneurs, business leaders and policy makers, to empower individuals and organisations to tackle critical contemporary issues that matter to entrepreneurial teams,  businesses, society and governments from across the world. The Department offers an inclusive platform for interdisciplinary and impactful research and teaching in the following subject areas: social and sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate social responsibility, family business, SMEs growth and international entrepreneurship, digital ecosystems, innovation management, business models, strategy process and decision making. Topics, which are underpinned by theories of entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation and social sciences, are researched in collaboration with other departments/schools, by employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods as appropriate. A vibrant community of international PhD students is also fully integrated in the department which provides supervision of doctoral theses and opportunities for further PGR development via the support of a high quality School PhD training programme. The DSIE has a thriving undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) educational portfolio (i.e. MSc Entrepreneurship and Management, MSc Business Strategy and Innovation Management, MBA/Entrepreneurship pathway, UG Business Management/Entrepreneurship pathway), which is built on the research strengths and focus of its staff. 

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree/professional qualification and experience in Strategy or Entrepreneurship with an established track record of research publications at a minimum ABS 3* level, coupled with research grant activity. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong interest in innovative teaching approaches to support the DSIE highly reputable UG and PG programmes and be expected to provide research support (as appropriate) and collaborate with others in the group.

*Applications will also be considered from candidates interested in part time hours of 0.6FTE and above. You will be asked to give details of your preferred working hours at the application stage. For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: This role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Tier 2 visa to work in the UK).

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of the Department of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor Laura Costanzo, email:

Please see the attached job descriptions for further information on the two levels of Lecturer position available (Level 4 and Level 5).

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 1173119TR on all correspondence.

We currently have a number of other vacancies available within the Business School at the University of Southampton. Please visit our central Business School recruitment page to see a list of other available vacancies:

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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