Lecturer in Digital Innovation in Business and Society
Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Digital Innovation in Business and Society (T&R)

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £44,931- £55,805 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL30398
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 7 November 2022
Closing date: 6 December 2022

Further details and apply


About the Role

The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an inspirational researcher, teacher and educational leader to a lectureship in Digital Innovation in Business and Society. Candidates with a strong university research and teaching record as well as early career academics with promising research record are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be offered a teaching and research contract. We welcome hearing how you would best contribute to our research and education activities in line with SBM’s values and mission. All applicants should have the ability to teach and supervise effectively across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Department of Business and Society in SBM.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to SBM’s research expertise in fields such as innovation and strategy in high technology industries, social media technologies and the role that digital platforms play in representing public interests, the societal consequences of the rise of digital platforms, the growing importance of AI and the rise of major platform corporations, human-digital interaction and how workers navigate/resist algorithmic labor regimes. Depending on their particular research field, the postholder might contribute to research units in the School such as (but not limited to) the Centre for Labour and Global Production, the Public Management and Regulation Group and the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group.

About You

You will have a doctorate in a relevant subject or will be awaiting viva. You will be able to demonstrate a strong track-record of publications in the subject area at national and international level appropriate to the stage of your career. You will be able to demonstrate commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and research-based teaching. We are looking for someone with a keen interest in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our diverse cohorts of students. We appreciate expertise in engaging large numbers of students and delivering successful pedagogy with large cohorts. We also value experience and expertise in leading initiatives in student entrepreneurship, enterprise, and external engagement activities.

The postholder will develop, lead and deliver modules in the areas of digital innovation (including digital platforms and the platform society), innovation and strategy, open and sustainable innovation on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You may also contribute to teaching in areas such as business and society, social and sustainable entrepreneurship and creative industries. You will also provide supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. As a lecturer you should be able to demonstrate the capacity for collaborative and interdisciplinary research in your research field, as well as to publish at an internationally excellent level.

About the School of Business and Management, and the Department of Business and Society

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, almost doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years and set to grow even further. We presently have 121 permanent academic staff and a large team of Teaching Fellows and TAs. We have over 2000 undergraduate business studies students and at the post-graduate level approximately 800 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 80 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science-led approach to our scholarship and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

The Department of Business and Society contributes to SBM through world leading teaching and research in the areas of global value chains (and the relationship between the Global North and the Global South), business ethics, CSR, public management and institutions, social entrepreneurship and social innovation (in the local and global contexts), organization theory, critical management and business law. Our focus on the relationship between businesses, society, sustainability and social justice shapes the teaching and research environment of the Department of Business and Society. Department members are typically (but not exclusively) associated with the Research Centre on Labour and Global Production, the Public Management and Regulation Group and the Organisational Processes and Practices Research Group.  As such, the Department examines business as a field of enquiry in its own right – an area to be subject to critical analysis in the broader context of the relationship between business and society.     

About Queen Mary

Ranked in the top 10 in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, Queen Mary University of London, is one of the UK's leading research-intensive higher education institutions, delivering world class education and knowledge transfer across a wide range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Science & Engineering.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1st January 2023 (or earlier). The starting salary will be Grade 5/6, in the range of £44,931- £55,805 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

How to Apply

Your application should include:

a statement as to why you are applying to the School of Business and Management (Department of Business and Society) at Queen Mary, Univeristy of London.

applications should include a focused CV of no more than five pages to include research publications, a one-page outline of research plan, and any teaching experience,

PhD candidates must have submitted their thesis and be awaiting viva. The expected date of the viva should be clearly stated in the application.

As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the Department of Business and Society on your teaching and research. Please do not send papers or certificates with your application as these will be requested at a later stage in the process.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from women and BAME applicants who are currently underrepresented in the School at this level.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Giuliano Maielli, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Organisation Studies, at g.maielli@qmul.ac.uk.

Information about the School can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 6 December 2022

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter

Further details and apply

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