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UCL School of Management – Assistant / Associate / Full Professor in Strategy & Entrepreneurship

The Strategy & Entrepreneurship Group at the UCL School of Management is seeking applications for a faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level in strategy and entrepreneurship. We are particularly interested in research related to strategy, entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. The anticipated starting date is 1 September 2022.

University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s top universities. At its establishment in 1826, UCL was radical and responsive to the needs of society, and this ethos – that excellence should go hand-in-hand with enriching society – continues today. UCL’s excellence extends across all academic disciplines; from one of Europe’s largest and most productive hubs for biomedical science interacting with several leading London hospitals, to world-renowned centres for architecture (UCL Bartlett) and fine art (UCL Slade School). With an annual turnover exceeding £1.5 billion, it is a major research and education hub in London and globally.

UCL’s staff and former students have included over 34 Nobel prize winners. It is a truly international community: more than one-third of our student body – more than 43,800 strong – come from 190 countries and one-third of staff are from outside the UK. UCL offers postgraduate research opportunities in all of its subjects, and provides more than 200 undergraduate programmes and more than 400 taught postgraduate programmes. Approximately 55% of the student community is engaged in graduate studies, with about 30% of these graduate students pursuing research degrees.

The UCL School of Management is home to UCL’s business and management research and education programmes. The School has forged a reputation for world-leading research and teaching in the areas of innovation management, the creation and growth of technology-intensive organisations, business analytics, and entrepreneurship.

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated the majority of the research performed in the UCL School of Management as “world-leading”; at 55% this was the highest percentage of any business school in the UK, matching London Business School’s performance and ahead of Imperial, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge.

The School is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Our academic staff, comprised of 73 academic and education faculty, is organised around five research groups, Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Organisations & Innovation, Operations & Technology, Marketing & Analytics, and Finance, Accounting & Economics. We offer innovative undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and executive programmes in Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Business Information Systems, and Finance, designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the next generation of innovation-intensive organisations.

The School is home to over 2,000 students, with more than 55% from outside the UK. The School’s faculty members also come from all over the world, with PhDs from Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, Northwestern, Cornell, Duke, Cambridge, and London Business School among others.

The UCL School of Management takes full advantage of being part of a world-leading university through its interdisciplinary outlook and builds on close collaborations in both research and education with other UCL departments, including computer science, engineering, economics, psychology, public policy, statistics and medical sciences.

Faculty in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group share an interest in understanding what makes firms successful and what leads to the formation of new businesses. Research topics include digitization, big data analytics, machine learning, information environment, platform ecosystems, new organizational forms, learning, innovation, competition, interorganizational relationships, corporate strategy, entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurship for development, and social innovation. As a research-focused group, tenure-track positions involve teaching only 2 courses per year (1 in year 1), with generous research support.

See mgmt.ucl.ac.uk for more information about the School and our research group.

The UCL School of Management encourages diversity and a positive culture among all faculty, staff, and students. Our school is committed to building an intellectual community in which diversity, fairness, and inclusion are valued, and we encourage applications from women and other minorities. UCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Candidates should have a strong research record or demonstrated research potential in the area of strategy and entrepreneurship, with a focus on producing publications, or other research outputs, at an internationally significant standard in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Candidates will be expected to teach in the School’s BSc or MSc programmes.

Please submit a CV, research statement, job market paper, and any additional working papers or published work here to be considered. If you are currently a PhD student or PostDoc, you should also arrange for three references to submit their letters online on your behalf.

The application deadline is September 1, 2021. Job talks will take place virtually. For any questions, please contact Dee Chambers (dee.chambers@ucl.ac.uk).