University of Kent

Research Associate in Innovation

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 10th April 2017
Sunday, 21st May 2017
Location: Canterbury Campus,
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FS

Job Description:

Kent Business School is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Associate in Innovation. We are looking for an early career scholar who is keen to make a strong contribution to our internationally recognised research programme in innovation.

You will have demonstrated the ability to conduct research through the successful completion of a doctoral thesis at a reputable institution and ideally have published a job-market paper in a highly rated journal. An interest in developing a strong research trajectory in academic entrepreneurship, university-industry-government relationships, or science and technology based innovation would be expected. While this post is research-focused, we will offer the post holder the opportunity to develop a teaching profile in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship as part of their career development.

The post is offered on a full time basis for a period of 3 years.

As Research Associate you will:
            - engage in individual and collaborative research and scholarship;

            - contribute fully to the School and University by participating in meetings; 

            - contribute to the delivery of high-quality, demand-driven and student-centred taught programmes

To be successful in this role you will have:

             - PhD or equivalent in relevant area
             - Specific knowledge in the advertised subject area
             - The ability to conduct research independently

Kent Business School (KBS) is one of the UK’s top 20 business schools and has the ambition to grow in both calibre and size. We are entrepreneurial and international in outlook and view ourselves as a research-intensive business school that produces rigorous and applicable knowledge. We are committed to developing employable graduates and informing the practice of management for a sustainable future. The appointment of new and highly motivated staff has transformed the research culture within the School, attracting interest nationally and internationally.

KBS is the largest school within the University and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The School has 2435 students and 144 staff. We offer a strong and growing portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes on our two campuses in Canterbury and Medway. The School also delivers part of its MBA programme in Brussels and Paris.

Further Information

Start date for applications: 10 April 2017

Closing date for applications: 21 May 2017

Interviews are to be held: 28 June 2017

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Caren Ward on

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

For Full Job Description and Application click here.

Preferred Skills:

PhD (or equivalent)


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