Associate Professor of Engineering Science (Engineering Entrepreneurship)

Department of Engineering Science in partnership with Saïd Business School and in association with Worcester College

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Engineering Entrepreneurship) from 1st February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work mainly at the Department of Engineering Science but will also spend up to 25% of their time at Saïd Business School (primarily at the Entrepreneurship Centre) and will also be appointed to a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College under arrangements described in the Job Description.

The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £48,114 to £64,605 per annum plus additional benefits (see job description for full details). The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post-holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

In partnership with Saïd Business School, the Department runs an undergraduate course option in Entrepreneurship and Management, which is mainly covered in years three and four of the MEng degree in Engineering Science. The Associate Professor will take a substantial role in the teaching of the undergraduate course option referred to as Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Management (EEM), developing curriculum, delivering a substantial proportion of the lecturing and teaching, and contributing to project supervision and to the process of securing and monitoring internships. The Associate Professor will also be expected to conduct original research, building a network of international collaboration to the benefit of both the Department and School.

Applications from candidates with a strong entrepreneurial background in academic research and/or business are welcome. Candidates are expected to have expert knowledge or personal experience of establishing an entrepreneurial venture, securing finance, commercialisation of new technologies and innovation. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in a relevant subject (engineering, management or business) and equivalent-level business and/or entrepreneurship experience. They will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking small-group teaching.

The job description, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, can be found below. The job ref is: DF20WOR/143059. Please quote this in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is Friday 16 October at noon. Interviews will take place on Friday 27 November.

Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Ronald A. Roy, Head of Department of Engineering Science at or telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273003.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. The University is an Equal Opportunities Employer.