University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Lecturer in Sustainable Business & Management (E&R)

United Kingdom

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Cornwall (Hybrid)


The starting salary for Lecturer will be from £41,732 up to £51,283 on Grade F depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer in Sustainable Business & Management (E&R)

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, Business School,

Department of Management - Sustainable Futures

This full-time permanent post is available from the 1 June 2024 in the Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy.

Largely based on the Penryn Campus, the Sustainable Futures team lead a programme of environment, sustainability and circular economy research, education and industrial engagement. With around 30 full-time staff the group offers new, visionary, interdisciplinary taught courses and executive education and also leads regional, national and international research projects exploring societies grand challenges, from a management perspective. The team engage extensively with industrial partners by providing Executive Education programmes including the delivery of UK Government, Help to Grow.

The role

The post of Lecturer in Sustainable Business & Management will be to develop and deliver research and education focussed on the effective management and/or social or industrial uptake of sustainability, circular economy or climate change / Net Zero. The post will also support students as they learn the various key aspects of the theory and practice of management. The successful candidate will also help to manage relationships with our extensive network research collaborators and regional businesses, that have been built up by the team in Penryn.

The post will include leading research studies, creating impact and engagement and also designing and delivering taught modules, workshops, flipped-classroom learning opportunities and applying contemporary practices in Business and Management. It will also include supporting students through their learning journey, mentoring personal tutees and working to support out flagship With Industrial Experience and With Study Abroad programmes as appropriate.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of circular economy, environment or sustainability to enable the development of new knowledge and understanding within the field.
  • Possess a depth or breadth of specialist knowledge in Management demonstrated by a relevant PhD or equivalent, of the core research capability and knowledge relating to our departmental strengths, in order to teach and support learning on our modules;
  • Evidence of excellent teaching, (including Executive Education) identified by peer review and the ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and mature learners;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure research projects, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

    What we can offer you:

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;

  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supports high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall.

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further Information

    For further information please contact Prof. Allen Alexander, e-mail [email protected].

    Job details


    Lecturer in Sustainable Business & Management (E&R)


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    May 01, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 28, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Engineering,Physics

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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