Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Robert Gordon University

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • £34,189 to £48,677 per annum, Academic 7/8
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: RGU02180

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen for a research active academic to join the Department of Management as a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. One of the main goals of the post is to inspire our students to find out about the world of entrepreneurial opportunity and to equip them with the ability to innovate within, and shape the business world of tomorrow. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to publish research papers in the top relevant entrepreneurship / innovation research journals.

You'll have an honours degree and masters degree in relevant discipline and will already possess a PhD or be in the final stages of working towards one. With that you'll bring knowledge of entrepreneurship and/or innovation theory and practice; and small business management.

We’re in the business of changing lives, developing students into highly employable graduates. This is your opportunity to be part of that amazing journey and join our 1500 colleagues who already enjoy the intellectual challenge, the vibrant community, richly rewarding work and lifestyle, including flexible working options.

Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience will be placed on the first point of the scale, although consideration will be given to a market supplement (reviewed bi-annually) for those with specific industry experience.

This post in subject to the individual being required to join the PVG scheme. For more information, visit: https://www.mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/

Closing Date: 24 February 2019.

Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Academic Strategic Lead - Management

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility

PURPOSE OF POST: To contribute to the School's portfolio of entrepreneurship and/or innovation modules and to be working towards publishing research papers in 3* / 4* research journals.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Carries out designated teaching (eg via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, studio work, practical's etc) and assessment duties in areas of expertise, or as otherwise required by the Academic Strategic Lead.

Participates in the development and preparation of teaching materials.

Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.

Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Develops and maintains expertise in subject areas.

Participates in subject and course development.

Participates in curriculum development and, in particular, contributes to the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.

Undertakes Course Leadership responsibilities, if required, and carries out all duties associated with the management of the course.

Undertakes appropriate administrative responsibilities (eg year tutor, student selection, examination organisation, placement organisation, timetabling, maintaining attendance records etc).

Assists in the supervision and visiting of students during their periods of work experience.

Promotes and markets the School and its courses to local, national and international clientele (including student recruitment).

Maintains working relationships with other Schools/Departments/Units within the University, as necessary, for the smooth operation and continued development of the School and its courses.

Actively participates in and suggests relevant staff development activities.

Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (eg writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc).

Engages with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School.

Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's course (eg engagement in work of external bodies, educational and professional).

Represents the School on relevant University committees and the School and University on external committees.

Carries out such other related duties as may be required.

Candidates with limited/no lecturing experience can still be considered but will work to the Developing Academic. Full details of both roles can be found in the attached PDF.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

MSc Honours degree and masters degree in relevant discipline.
Already possess a PhD or be in the final stages of working towards one.

Knowledge and Experience

Knowledge of entrepreneurship and/or innovation theory and practice; small business management
Experience of teaching, research or business


Knowledge and Experience

Experience of student supervision


Behaviour 1: Communication: Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare: Experience of: calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems
who may be experiencing distress; dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters; providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support.

Behaviour 3: Teaching and Learning Support: Experience of: providing standard information or delivering teaching or training; designing content or learning materials within existing frameworks; developing innovative approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.

Behaviour 4: Service Delivery: Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards.

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research: Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods
appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.

Behaviour 6: Liaison and Networking: Experiences of: circulating information in an accurate and timely manner; working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships; leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest; leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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