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Professor in International Business

Strategy, Management & Entrepreneurship

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 03rd Feb 2022
  • Salary: Professorial Grade, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 040412
  • Closes: 23rd May 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The last few years have crystallised the growing sense that organisational success must take account of all stakeholders in business and the economy. King’s Business School has been at the centre of that conversation and we put our commitment to drive positive change at the heart of our research and education.

We are part of an internationally renowned university with a track-record of pioneering thinking and have the limitless energies of London’s businesses, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and change-makers to draw on. This is an exciting place for collaboration and innovation that will help to make the world a better place and we are looking for a Professor to join us.

The Business School aims to recruit a Professor of International Business to join the Strategy, International Management and Entrepreneurship (SIME) Group. The SIME Group has a strong research reputation in developing theory, methods, and knowledge to advance our understanding of business, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity in an international institutional context. Research comprises four core themes: (1) international business, comparative management, and strategy, (2) global strategies for sustainability and corporate social responsibility, (3) knowledge-intensive firms, innovation, and appropriability, and (4) entrepreneurship from a comparative and social dimension. Not only has the SIME Group built extensive research networks through international academic collaborations, but it has also a strong commitment to developing research impact through links with relevant policymakers and practitioners. Group members regularly publish in leading journals in management, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

The successful candidate will be a scholar with an international reputation and will be recognised as having made a significant and innovative contribution in the field of international business. The post holder will be expected to strengthen the Business School’s research capacity and will require a publication list that includes peer reviewed articles published in world-leading, relevant journals. Research in the core themes of SIME is desirable. The successful candidate must have a proven ability to initiate and lead funded research projects, together with a commitment to launching new ones. The Group hosts two highly successful MScs, an MSc in International Management and an MSc in Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as more broadly teaching on a wide range of core and optional modules. The incoming Professor will have scope to shape the future offering.

The post holder will be joining a vibrant and ambitious Business School, where there are additional opportunities to take a major leadership role and enhance the profile of the SIME Group with external stakeholders. Willingness to develop the activities of the Group, notably in building collaborative global networks, supporting the delivery of high-performing teaching programmes, promoting interdisciplinarity and research excellence, and ensuring student satisfaction, are highly desirable.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Further details will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

King’s is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from people with disabilities.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the School’s research profile and reputation through publication in top international journals and participation in the major academic networks.
  • Contribute to the academic leadership of the School as requested by the Executive Dean.
  • Lead and sustain top-quality research and impact activity through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and to secure the funding required for this research as required.
  • Supervise, guide and support postgraduate research students and/or research staff.
  • Attend, and play a leading role, at meetings and internationally recognised conferences to present research findings and thereby enhance the national and international standing of the School.
  • Take responsibility for the development, planning, organisation and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School.
  • Develop and use a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  • An exceptional track-record of high-quality journal articles.
  • Evidence of effective teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including innovation in teaching and curriculum design, and primary supervision of multiple PhD students who have completed their research.
  • Significant experience of carrying out academic leadership roles.
  • Demonstrable evidence of developing and leading large research projects and of grant capture.

Desirable criteria

  • Willingness to collaborate in research with colleagues in the Group, the wider Business School and the College.
  • Substantial evidence of significant impact produced from own research and
  • engagement with non-academic stakeholders at a national or international level.

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