Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries

Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries (Teaching and Research)

Department: School of Business & Management
Salary: £42,433 - £62,415 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL21823
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 12-Mar-2020
Closing date: 11-Apr-2020

Job profile 


The School of Business and Management (SBM) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher and teacher to a Lectureship and Senior Lectureship in Creative and Cultural Industries. Applicants for the senior lectureship will be established academics with strong publication records, while applicants for the lectureship will be at least at postdoctoral level. This post offers an opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of Business and Society research and teaching in a rapidly growing and distinctive business and management school.

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

QMUL was placed 9th in the UK among multi-faculty institutions in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. It is the fourth largest college in the University of London and is growing rapidly. QMUL is a highly internationalised university, but with deep roots and continuing engagement with East London communities. Queen Mary has a strong track-record of collaborative research and knowledge exchange with creative-economy businesses. Interdisciplinary approaches to research on and with the creative economy are encouraged at QMUL. Network: QMUL’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy supports funded research and knowledge exchange with the creative economy. Queen Mary has identified the formation of a Creative Economy Research Institute as one of its strategic priorities.

School of Business and Management

The School of Business and Management is one of the eight schools in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, doubling our number of academic staff over the last five years. We presently have 85 academic staff. We have over 1200 undergraduate business studies students plus approximately 600 students taking business in combination with other degree subjects within QMUL. At the post-graduate level we have approximately 600 MSc students and a well-established doctoral programme of around 70 doctoral students.

SBM’s core purpose is to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations through our research and education. We are a distinctive School that takes a humanities and social science led approach to our scholarship, and are now the largest school within QMUL’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), with its traditional strengths as a site of critical thinking in the humanities, law, history, geography and politics.

Department of Business and Society

Our core values are social justice and inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. Departmental colleagues are committed to collective excellence in teaching and research and bring a wide range of expertise from different disciplines. In our teaching and research we focus on:

  • How business and management influences society – for example, in economic development, through innovation in environmentally beneficial products and systems, through responsible management practices, by management in the non-profit and public sectors and in businesses in the creative and cultural industries;
  • How society shapes business and management – for example, through law and regulation but also through changing norms and expectations for equality and diversity and environmental sustainability.

For more information, please see https://www.qmul.ac.uk/busman/departments/department-of-business-and-society/

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries (Teaching and Research)

As a Lecturer, you will lead and deliver postgraduate modules for our MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation and contribute teaching to the MA in Heritage Management. You will provide supervision for dissertation projects within the Department of Business and Society. You will be able to assist in finding and developing work placements for students for the MA in Creative Industries and Arts Organisation.  You will help to develop a Degree Apprenticeship for undergraduates in the creative and cultural sector. You will have completed a doctorate (or have a doctorate under examination) in a relevant subject. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the capacity for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange with the creative economy businesses and to publish at an internationally excellent level. For the senior lectureship, the successful applicant will already be an established academic and be expected to have a strong publication record with demonstrated potential to publish at the world-leading level. You will contribute to the development of the Creative Economy Research Institute.  An experience of and willingness to undertake administrative roles would also be desirable at the senior lecturer level.

The successful applicant will have the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of practice as well as a commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and research-based teaching. We are looking for someone with a keen interest and expertise in new methods of pedagogical engagement suited to our particular and diverse cohorts of students.

QMUL is strongly committed to the development of all its staff and we will ensure that the successful candidate has the opportunity to develop their teaching, research and administrative skills.

The post is full time and permanent. Applicants who wish to be considered for a job-share arrangement or for flexible working are welcome. Queen Mary is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

The salary will be in the range £42,433 - £52,833 per annum for Lecturer level and £55,840 - £62,415 per annum for Senior Lecturer, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free travel season-ticket loan.

Your application should include a CV plus a brief outline of your research plans and evidence of your teaching (for example recent evaluations and teaching awards or other recognition). As part of the selection process you will be asked to present to members of the School on your research and on your teaching. The post is available from August 1st 2020.

Enquiries can be addressed to Dr Martha Prevezer, Head of Department of Business and Society and Reader in Governance and Strategy, at m.j.prevezer@qmul.ac.uk.

Information about the School can be found at http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/. 

To apply for this position, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 11 April 2020.  Interviews are expected to be held in May 2020.