Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Surrey

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Digital Economy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Location:  Guildford

£45,585 to £66,857
per annum and dependent on level of appointment
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours GMT on Tuesday 02 January 2024
Reference:  010423-R-R

Please state in your covering letter whether you are applying for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.

Starting Salary for Lecturer: £45,585

Starting Salary for Senior Lecturer £56,021

Surrey Business School is a mid-sized business school with over 120 academic staff members from around the globe, and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The school is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and holds the Advance HE Athena SWAN bronze award. We inspire positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university. We are ranked in the top 10 for business and economics in the United Kingdom by the Univjobs World University Rankings 2023 by subject. Our results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021 place us 19th overall in the UK, 10th in the UK for research outputs and 16th in the UK for research impact.

The School’s strengths are in digital innovation and technological transformation, international trade, leadership and organizational psychology and sustainability. Set in the beautiful countryside of Surrey with the convenience of bustling Guildford on your doorstep and London just 34 minutes away by train, the University of Surrey is an outstanding international University with an enterprising spirit. The school runs a full range of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA programmes, as well as a PhD programme. The School works closely with a network of business partners and other stakeholders, boasting strong links with many technology-oriented start-ups and established firms in London, and the South-East of England. For further information, please visit the SBS website.

Please note –candidates are expected to relocate to within easy commuting distance of the University, and relocation support is provided. Please look at house prices in the area and decide if this is realistic for you.

We seek to appoint either a Lecturer or a Senior Lecturer (please clearly signal level applying for in covering letter) who is a specialist in Entrepreneurship and/or Innovation to join our team. This is a research and teaching post, and for this post, we are particularly interested in individuals who want to lead our research and teaching in related areas across the curricula of UG and PG programmes.

The Department has many internationally recognised academics reaching out to businesses and delivering ground-breaking advancements in digital entrepreneurship and leading in areas such as big data, digital platforms and digital business models. https://www.surrey.ac.uk/department-digital-economy-entrepreneurship-innovation Also explore Surrey CoDE and the EPSRC Centre for Distributed Digital Economy.

Our staff publish in leading journals in our fields such as the Academy of Management journals, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Long Range Planning, HBR, MIT Sloan Management Review, the International Journal of Operations Management, Technovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Supply Chain Management among others. DDEEI is led by Professor Glenn Parry and includes a healthy mix of research active faculty and practitioner teaching fellows. As a team, we have grown strongly in recent years and have further appointments already in the pipeline. The successful candidate will be invited to join CoDE, the Centre of Digital Economy, the 35-member strong multi-disciplinary leading research centre closely affiliated with DDEEI, whose mission is to drive forward joint projects to leverage the opportunities created by the digital economy to enhance society and enrich human life.


Applicants should have a developing research discourse in Entrepreneurship or Innovation that links to our department as well as to the Centre of Digital Economy (CoDE) areas of interest.

Commensurate with the position applied to, individuals must have a track record of publications in leading journals (CABS rated 3 or 4), with a pipeline of papers going forward. You will contribute to developing the research agenda, participate in grant applications and cooperate with companies and other external stakeholders. In your teaching, you are expected to emphasise the quality of the student experience.


The key responsibilities of the position will be to:

  • Teach on our Entrepreneurship and Innovation Modules (and some others related to the context of digital economy) – typically research active staff teach on 2 modules across a year.
  • Supervise a small group of personal tutees and students on a placement year.
  • Supervise and mark MSc student projects.
  • Publish journal articles at CABS 3 and 4: 
    • For the Lecturer role, we would expect at least one CABS 3 article already published, and several CABS3 or 4 in the pipeline;
    • For the Senior Lecturer, we would expect at the minimum three CABS 3 papers already published, and several CABS3 or 4 in the pipeline.
  • Ability to raise grant income.
  • Contribute to life in the department and school, usually via a service role.


Someone who fits into our team. You will bring something new, whilst aligning with our current interests. PhD in Business and Management (or related), highly organised and can plan and manage your own work. A passion for theoretical development and strengthening the teams teaching capability to enhance student experience.

Candidates in the final stages of completing their PhDs should apply only if they will competed before end December 2024, or shortly thereafter and have already progressed their publication pipeline.

If you would like to discuss the position informally, please email Prof Glenn Parry

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.
In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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