Charles Wilson Associate Professor in Management

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 Jul 2022

Faculty of Business

Grade 9: - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum
Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 29-Jul-2022, 6:59:00 AM

Vacancy reference: MGMT 22-13/14
Department: Management & Marketing
Responsible to: Head of Department
Grade: Grade 9
Salary Range: £53,348 - £60,022 per annum
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Closing date: 28 July 2022 at Midnight (UK)

Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post as soon after January 2023 as possible 

Durham University Business School

Dynamic and vibrant, Durham University Business School is one of Durham University’s four Faculties and is comprised of three research-intensive departments: Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Management and Marketing. Known for its global reputation, its impact on policy and practice and its strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability, the School aims to be a leading European business school with a strong global presence by 2027, The School currently has 180 academic and teaching staff, with plans and resource commitments to grow to 230 by 2027. In addition, 11 funded research centres ( ) blend leading theoretical perspectives with a strong emphasis on impact and engagement with practice, noted in . The school’s student population is around 4000, across undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. Our associated mission is to create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world. We pursue this mission by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines and around the world.

Teaching and Research in Management and Marketing

The Business School has a long and distinguished record in teaching in Management and Marketing. Further details on what we teach can be found at: . Our staff publish in the top journals in management and marketing. They have also written and edited leading teaching and research monographs. Further details on research expertise at Durham can be found at

Associate Professors at Durham

The University is committed to enabling all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. Academic colleagues are supported to publish internationally excellent research in high impact journals in their area of interest with a focus on quality rather than quantity. We will fully support your research needs including practical help such as resources to attend conferences and to fund research activity, as well as a generous research leave policy and a designated mentor. Sitting alongside world class research; teaching quality and innovation is critical to ensure a first class learning environment and curricula for all of our students. You will be supported to develop your existing teaching expertise and to engage in teaching innovation to embed our student experience.

All of our Associate Professors are encouraged to focus on research and teaching quality, and innovation. We of course value research income, which is a necessary input to drive research outputs and impact.

Engagement in wider citizenship is expected as your career develops, to support your department and wider discipline, and to contribute to the wider student experience.

We are confident that our recruitment process allows us to attract and select the best international talent to Durham. We therefore offer a reduced probation period of 1 year for our Associate Professors and thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance, you will be confirmed in post.

The Department of Management & Marketing

The Department of Management and Marketing at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Associate Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Management with a focus on Business Enterprise and Innovation  and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on any of the following themes:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Innovation/technology
  • Supply chain
  • Operations management
  • Sustainability
  • Regional development
  • Digital business models

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. The post has attached to it a fully funded PhD scholarship and PDRA, as well as discretionary research funding.

For more information on the department’s business school’s and research centres’ activities, please visit our pages at . 

The Charles Wilson ‘Smart & Scale Up’ (S&S) SME Programme 

Durham University Business School (DUBS) was successful in obtaining £3.5 Million from Charles Wilson (until recently CEO of Booker Group) and his partner Dr Rowena Olegario to support a regional SME initiative called ‘Smart & Scale Up’ (S&S). This aim of this nine-year funding (starting from 2021) S&S initiative is to 1) Increase in innovation activities across the region, and 2) Support and development of new business models to support digital growth. To address these challenges, the project has identified four themes research themes: Emerging Technology adoption in SMEs; Supply Chains; Leadership; New Business Models. These four themes happen to be existing areas of expertise within the Department of Management & Marketing.

Additional aims of the programme (which will eventually extend over 2021-2029) are to:

  • Provide insightful and practical support through rigorous and relevant research and professional development to regional and small businesses to underpin long-term economic recovery, redevelopment and resilience in the North East’s SME sector. 
  • Inspire and further develop a sense of purpose across the School to make a difference to people’s lives and businesses through research, learning and deeper engagement.
  • Support Durham University Business School’s ambition as a top European Business School. 
  • Accelerate plans to recruit up to 10 FTE academic posts around Business Enterprise and Innovation  Research, including joint appointments with other departments and provide a platform for a multi-disciplinary cluster of expertise focused on SMEs. 
  • Provide a strong foundation to position the School as an international centre of excellence in Business Enterprise and Innovation Research focused on technology, innovation and economic development, productivity, marketing, and leadership.
  • Galvanise action in the North East to smart and scale up for economic recovery and resilience and development.
  • Charles Wilson Associate Professor in Management

    The appointed candidate will be working with appointed Charles Wilson Professor in Management for the delivery of the objectives of the S&S initiative. Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the broad field of Business Enterprise and Innovation. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a track record of working with and conducting research in industry in general and SMEs in particular. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to take a leading role in the development of the Department’s research and teaching, and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Pursue research that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, commensurate with the Department’s continuing emphasis on international excellence; 
    • To make a significant contribution to the development of successful research project/ fellowship proposals in pursuit of suitable national and international funding opportunities to support research and end-user engagement. 
    • Deliver excellent teaching offering lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels. Contribute significantly to the development and delivery of high quality teaching, including the design of excellent learning environments and curricula. 
    • Contribute to enhancing the quality of the research environment in the Department, the wider University and beyond. Contribute to establishing and leading research groups within and beyond the University, and engaging in the mentoring of early career researchers; 
    • To attract and provide excellent supervision to research students, and to enhance the Department’s commitment to its vibrant and international postgraduate culture.  
    • Contribute significantly to the administrative functioning and collegial environment of the Department and wider University, undertaking leadership activities which support the functioning of the Department and wider University. 
    • To fully engage in, champion and enhance the values of the Department; 
    • Carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department. 

    Person Specification

    Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the broad field of Management as it relates to Business Enterprise and Innovation, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University.


    Candidates must demonstrate a major contribution to their research field with impact beyond their own institution with outputs consistently recognised as internationally excellent, with some outputs either being world class or the candidate having the potential to achieve world class.

    Essential Research Criteria 

  • Qualifications - a good first degree and a PhD in Management or a related subject. 
  • Outputs – significant evidence of internationally excellent research outputs, some of which are evaluated as world class. Candidates are asked to submit two research papers with their application (as outlined in the How to Apply section below). Candidates may additionally choose to submit evidence such as external peer review of their outputs.
  • Personal Research Plan - evidence of a personal research plan which supports and enhances the department’s research strategy and the S&S initiative in particular. 
  • Income Generation - evidence of leadership of or contribution to successful research projects and / or fellowship proposals.
  • Teaching 

    Candidates must make a significant contribution to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching with demonstrable contribution to the design of excellent learning environments and curricula, including curriculum development, that enables students to achieve their potential.

    Essential Teaching Criteria 

  • Qualification - candidates must be or have the ability to attain the rank of Fellowship of the HEA the Higher Education Academy ( ), which is the national body that champions teaching excellence (or equivalent). 
  • Quality - making a significant contribution to the development and delivery of high-quality teaching at a nationally competitive level. Contribution to training, educating and mentoring other teachers in the department and/or the University in relationship to learning and teaching. (Candidates may choose to provide student evaluation scores and/or peer reviews of teaching). 
  • Innovation – evidence of successful new programme development and innovate in the teaching methods for the design / delivery of high quality teaching at a nationally competitive level including lectures, small group learning and/or using technology or other techniques to enhance learning and/or assessment.
  • Strategic – Significant contribution to the design and delivery of excellent teaching activities and the creation of learning environments that enable students to achieve their potential. 
  • Services, Citizenship and Values 

    Candidates must actively contribute and engage in the administrative and collegial functioning requirements of the Department, Faculty and University, positively contributing to the University Values and to fostering a respectful environment; as well as demonstrating their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

    Essential Services, Citizenship and Values criteria 

  • Collegial contribution – a significant contribution to the collegial work and environment of an academic Department, Faculty or University. (Candidates may choose to evidence departmental or University roles, Faculty or University level committees or projects, mentoring activity, pastoral and academic support of students, engagement with widening participation, proactive support of the work of professional services colleagues, contributions to departmental programme management and/or strategic development, contribution to equality and diversity initiatives and membership or engagement with external bodies). 
  • Leadership - evidence of leadership roles or a significant contribution to leadership activities that support the administrative functioning of an academic Department, Faculty or University and / or which support the development of the relevant discipline. (Candidates may choose to detail any leadership roles which they have undertaken, preferably in an academic context).
  • Communication - candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to engage with a range of students and colleagues across a variety of forums. 
  • Desirable Criteria 

    The desirable criteria for this post (for which candidates should provide evidence of some if not all criteria) are: 

  • Research Leadership - significant contribution to establishing and leading research groups within and beyond the candidate’s institution, a recognised contribution to the development of the relevant research field, and engagement in the mentoring of early career researchers. Significant contribution to the development of successful research project / fellowship proposals. (Candidates may choose to include information about research group leadership, mentoring of research colleagues, invitations to external events, engagement with international networks or projects). 
  • PhD Supervision – the successful recruitment and excellent supervision of PhD students.   
  • Research Impact - evidence of a significant contribution to the development of research that has a demonstrable impact beyond the Candidate’s institution.    
  • Income Generation - significant evidence of engagement in the development of successful research projects and quality research grant proposals. 
  • Contact Information

    Department contact for academic-related enquiries

    Professor Andrew Parker

    Management and Marketing Department

    Contact information for technical difficulties when submitting your application

    If you encounter technical difficulties when using the online application form, we prefer you send enquiries by email. Please send your name along with a brief description of the problem you’re experiencing to

    Alternatively, you may call 0191 334 6801 from the UK, or +44 191 334 6801 from outside the UK. This number operates during the hours of 09.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday, UK time. We will normally respond within one working day (Monday to Friday, excluding UK public holidays).

    University contact for general queries about the recruitment process

    Leah Harrison (Assistant Recruitment Manager) -   

    How to Apply

    We prefer to receive applications online.

    Please note that in submitting your application, we will be processing your data. We would ask you to consider the relevant University Privacy Statement  which provides information on the collation, storing and use of data.

    Information if you have a disability

    The University welcomes applications from disabled people. We are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to support the interview process wherever it is reasonable to do so and, where successful, adjustments will be made to support people within their role.

    If you are unable to complete your application via our recruitment system, please get in touch with us on .

    What to Submit

    All applicants are asked to submit:

  • A CV
  • A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;
  • A personal research plan.
  • An EDI & values statement - As a University we foster a collegiate community of extraordinary people aligned to the University’s values . Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are a key part of the University’s Strategy and a central part of everything we do. At Durham we actively work towards providing an environment where our staff and students can study, work and live in a community which is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the world’s best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. It’s important to us that all of our colleagues are aligned to both our values and commitment to EDI. We therefore ask that as part of your application you provide a statement (of no more than 1 side of A4) which outlines work which you have been involved in which demonstrates your commitment to EDI and our values.
  • Two of your most significant pieces of written work. Where possible your written work should have been published or submitted since 2017, however work prior to 2017 may be submitted where candidates have had career breaks.
  • Where possible we request that you provide web links to these which the hiring Department will access to read your work. The application form contains fields in which to enter each of the web links.

    Your work should be uploaded as PDFs as part of your application in our recruitment system. Please ensure that your PDFs are not  larger than 2mb. Please note that your work may be read by colleagues from across the Department and evaluated against the current REF criteria;

    Please save all application documents with your name and document type as PDF files.

    We will notify you on the status of your application at various points throughout the selection process, via automated emails from our e-recruitment system. Please check your spam/junk folder periodically to ensure you receive all emails.


    You should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference (if they are not listed as an academic referee).

    Please note:

    • We shall seek the academic references during the application process. Academic referees should not (if possible) include your PhD supervisor(s) and a majority should be from a University other than your own (save for early career applicants applying for their first post). We would ask that you alert your academic referees to this application as soon as possible, and provide them with a copy of the CV you submit with your application, so that we can quickly obtain references should you be progressed to the interview stage. As part of your application you will be asked whether you give your consent to your academic references being sought should you be invited to attend interview.
    • Academic references sought for short-listed candidates may be made available to the panel during the interview process.
    • We will seek a reference from your current line-manager if we make you an offer of employment (albeit you may have also nominated your line manager as an academic referee). Please clearly indicate which referee is your current line-manager and please let us know if we should only approach them once an offer has been made.

    Next Steps

    All applications will be considered; our usual practice is for colleagues across the Department to read the submitted work of long-listed candidates.

    Short-listed candidates will be invited to the University, either virtually or in-person and will have the opportunity to meet key members of the Department. The assessment for the post will normally include a presentation to staff and students in the Department followed by an interview and we anticipate that the assessments and interviews will take place over two days.

    In the event that you are unable to attend in person on the date offered, it may not be possible to offer you an interview on an alternative date.

    About the Department

    The Department is currently composed of circa 80 academic staff in the disciplines of Innovation and Technology Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing, Operations and Business Analytics, and International Business. Members of the Department conduct research in all of these areas. In addition, the Department hosts three cross-disciplinary research centres in areas of particular expertise: Innovation and Technology Management, Leadership and Followership, and Organisations and Society.

    For further information on research activities in the Department and Business School please visit

    There are two main undergraduate programmes hosted by the Department: the BA in Business and Management, and the BA in Marketing and Management. There is a suite of MSc programmes specialising in Marketing, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, International Business, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management, alongside a recently re-launched and growing MBA programme. Recent initiatives include the on-line MBA and the MOOCS. There are is also a thriving PhD programme. Finally, there are three school-wide DBA programmes, two of which are co-hosted by our partners in China (Fudan) and France (EmLyon).

    For further information on the department’s and Business School’s programmes please visit .

    About Durham University

    As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

    The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

    All new staff are given membership in a Senior Common Room in one of our 17 colleges for their first year and thereafter they may choose to remain and/or to join additional SCRs. SCR membership offers the opportunity to participate in social and scholarly events - dinners, lectures, debates, research talks (colleges are all interdisciplinary), music and drama. Membership includes past and present University staff, alumni, and members of the wider Durham community and gives the opportunity to engage with the College’s students.

    Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare provision and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

    If you’d like to find out more about the University or relocating you and your family to Durham, please visit

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