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The University of Manchester Presidential Research Fellowship: Innovation Management and Policy including Industry 4.0
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-12976

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/12/2018

Salary: £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Innovation, Management and Policy

Hours per week: Full and Part Time posts available

Contract Duration: An Initial 4 year fellowship leading to a permanent and appropriate academic contract (subject to satisfactory performance)

School / Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

These Fellowships are for four years, and subject to satisfactory performance Fellows will then transfer to a permanent and appropriate academic contract.  

Creative, ambitious and keen to develop transformative research, you will relish this excellent opportunity to drive your academic career to a higher level. As an impressive early career academic, you will recognise that securing a Presidential Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester will empower you to unlock your potential. In addition to a good salary for the duration of your Fellowship, you will receive generous research support funds and access to key technology platforms. Your time during this award will be initially dedicated to research, with no or minimal teaching in the first year, and minimal teaching in the second year.  Thereafter teaching would increase with each subsequent year of the fellowship.  You can look forward to mentoring and assistance in winning external funding and awards.

As a Presidential Research Fellow, you will join the Innovation Management and Policy Division at Alliance Manchester Business School.  Businesses and economies are continuously transformed by innovation and entrepreneurship, and these activities create opportunities as well as their own challenges - from sustainable innovation and business models, to utilising big data to devise new products and services, and finding ways to enhance productivity, for example by using advanced robotics and 3-D printing, and other digital technologies. You will help us address challenges like these in the micro-foundations of innovation. Your research may explore process and practices of creativity and entrepreneurship, the marketing-innovation interface, or the changing relationships between human skills and innovation.

To join us, you will need a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification. You will have a growing reputation in research, evidenced by an emerging portfolio of internationally recognised publications. Crucially, you will demonstrate the ability to develop a coherent world-leading research programme, with new concepts and ideas to extend intellectual understanding. You have what it takes to organise resources and deliver results to deadlines. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills also equip you to build a team, and to inspire and engage students. The determination to win your own research funding will be key to your success.

The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality.  Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Silvia Massini


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Whilst we have defined these areas in which we are particularly interested, we are keen to hear from high quality applicants with expertise relevant to any area of the Business School


The closing date for this job has now passed.