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Professor in Entrepreneurship

Durham, UK
Closing date
28 Jan 2021

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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.

The Department

The Department of Management and Marketing at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Entrepreneurship and we are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on any of the following themes:
  • Start-ups;
  • The role of incubators;
  • Digital business models;
  • Corporate entrepreneurship; and
  • Family firms.

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.

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

Teaching and research in Entrepreneurship

The Business School has a long and distinguished record in teaching and research in entrepreneurship and small business management. The School offers a MSc Management (Entrepreneurship) and a specialist pathway in Entrepreneurship on the MBA. There are also several entrepreneurship modules on our undergraduate programmes. The School has been running a vibrant and popular Dragons' Den student competition each year. We also work closely with professional and business support organisations in the North East.

Our entrepreneurship staff publish in the top journals in entrepreneurship and management. They have also written and edited leading teaching and research monographs. Areas of expertise within Entrepreneurship at Durham include family firms, management buy-outs, growth of small firms, and support structures for entrepreneurs and small businesses. New areas of expertise include corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth and development. Social entrepreneurship is also a growing area of interest within the group, as are digital business models. There is a deep and long-standing interest within the group in entrepreneurship education.

Further details on research expertise in entrepreneurship at Durham can be found at

We aim to conduct interviews for shortlisted candidates from mid-February to early March.
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