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Job id: 087169. Salary: Up to £99,420 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 02 April 2024. Closing date: 15 April 2024.

Business unit: King's Business School. Department: Strategy, Intl Mgt & Entrepreneurship.

Contact details: Dr Johann Fortwengel.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About King's

King’s College London (KCL) is one of the world’s leading universities, presently ranked 38th globally by the Times Higher Education. Founded in 1829, it now is a home to more than 35,000 students from 150 countries.

King’s Business School is located at KCL’s Strand Campus in central London, permitting it to draw on the limitless energies of London’s businesses, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. It is an exciting place for collaboration and innovation to produce outstanding research and social impact. Founded in 2017, KBS has achieved “triple crown” status with AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations.

Over 90 per cent of King’s Business School’s research output has been judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The School was one of the ten highest scoring institutions for business and management studies overall and ranks fourth on its research environment.

The SIME Department has a strong research reputation in developing theory, methods, and knowledge to advance our understanding of business, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in an international institutional context. Within KBS, the SIME Department delivered the strongest REF returns.

Research comprises four core themes: (1) international business, comparative management, and strategy, (2) global strategies for sustainability and corporate social responsibility, (3) knowledge-intensive firms, innovation, and appropriability, and (4) entrepreneurship from a comparative and social dimension. The SIME Department has built extensive research networks through international academic collaborations, and it has a strong commitment to developing research impact through links with policymakers and practitioners. Department members regularly publish in leading journals in management, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. The Department is home to the Centre for Sustainable Business, three Fellows of the Academy of International Business, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management, and a Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.

About the role

Our future colleague will be a scholar with an international academic reputation and will be recognised as having made a significant and innovative contribution in the field of Sustainable Business and a commitment to working with the Centre for Sustainable Business. S/he will have a strong publication record including peer-reviewed articles published in world-leading, relevant journals and should have a proven ability and willingness to initiate and lead funded research projects.

This is a full-time post and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

 Essential criteria

  • An exceptional track record of high-quality journal articles, strong research capture and a highly developed research pipeline.
  • Evidence of effective teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including innovation in teaching and curriculum design, and primary supervision of an appropriate number of PhD students who have completed their research.
  • Significant experience of carrying out academic leadership roles.
  • Willingness to collaborate in research with colleagues in the Department, the wider Business School, and the College.
  • Demonstrable evidence of developing and leading large research projects and of grant capture.

Desirable criteria

  • Substantial evidence of significant impact produced from own research and engagement with non-academic stakeholders at a national or international level.

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held in April 2024

This role does meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.