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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and/or Innovation
The University of Sydney

Date Posted Mar. 10, 2022
Title Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and/or Innovation
University The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Department The University of Sydney Business School
Application Deadline Apr. 11, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Full time, continuing, two vacancies
  • Opportunity to research and teach in entrepreneurship / innovation and strategy at our internationally renowned and accredited University of Sydney Business School
  • Academic Level C/D, Base Salary $135,793 - $180,128 p.a. + 17% superannuation


About the opportunity

The University of Sydney Business School has an outstanding international reputation in management research and teaching, and works in close cooperation with industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. We are regarded as a leader in the region and is one of the very few Australian schools to hold business and accounting accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. The University of Sydney Business School is also the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.  We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Our Discipline of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a recent initiative, formed in 2018, and serves as a key plank in the Business School’s ‘Business Not as Usual’ strategy to distinguish itself among the leading Business Schools in Australia. The Discipline is home to a group of highly productive and engaged strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship scholars with diverse research interests. Faculty members employ both qualitative and quantitative research methods and publish in top disciplinary journals, including; Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies and Human Relations.

In Entrepreneurship and Innovation, we aspire to develop evidence-based research with practice implications. Our research helps to shape the evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems, improves commercialisation outcomes for inventors and entrepreneurs both inside and outside academia, and champions social and Indigenous entrepreneurship to co-create culturally informed solutions to community identified challenges. Beyond entrepreneurship, our research engages with innovation management in world-class science institutions and established businesses. We also organize the University of Sydney GENESIS competition, which matches promising and innovative start-ups to mentors and culminates in the award of a grand prize.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop, teach and coordinate entrepreneurship and/or innovation units of study (i.e., courses) to large and culturally diverse cohorts of undergraduate, postgraduate and/or MBA students
  • contribute to the research strengths of the discipline, through regular publication in top tier international journals and securing research grants. Your research could be in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, or at their crossroads with strategy
  • attract and supervise higher degree research students
  • oversee the GENESIS program, supervise the GENESIS co-ordinator, and ensure that the Discipline and School leverage the engagement and research opportunities generated by this program
  • lead, establish and maintain productive connections into University entrepreneurship and innovation eco-system and engage with the wider entrepreneurship eco-system.

About you

We are looking for ambitious mid-career academics for posts at Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor level in entrepreneurship/innovation who have:

  • a PhD in Entrepreneurship, Innovation or closely related field
  • evidence of successfully pursuing an ambitious research program, measured by publications in high quality refereed journals and secured funding
  • demonstrated the ability to deliver high quality teaching and course development of strategy, innovation and/or entrepreneurship units in undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA programs
  • shown a commitment to engagement with industry and professional bodies to expand the School’s program of professional and industry research and educational collaborations
  • the ability to work successfully in a team and a commitment to a collegial approach.

To be considered for this position, please provide a CV and a cover letter which demonstrates your suitability and enthusiasm for this role.  These will provide evidence of how your experience and scholarship aligns with the role and should be uploaded online, along with any additional information you may have in support of your application.  

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

For the right candidates, visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Monday 11 April 2022

How to apply

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