Director and Chaired Professor, Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Ref: 20945

Job Details:

The University of Sussex Business School’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) is seeking to appoint an distinguished scholar to become the inaugural Director and Chaired Professor of the Bennett Institute for Innovation and Policy Acceleration. 

The candidate will have an extensive publication and citation record in leading sustainability transitions, policy studies, technology analysis and related journals;

  • A proven track record of securing substantial grants from external funding agencies and research leadership in managing large projects; and
  • Significant experience of high-quality teaching and PhD supervision. 

The Chaired Professor will be expected to significantly reinforce the School’s global reputation as a leading centre for innovation studies, and SPRU’s research leadership in for example sustainable transitions, energy and climate policy, and related fields.  

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

If you wish to apply for the role you should submit a short, up to two-page, letter of application plus a summary CV (no more than 4 sides) outlining the key facts and information about yourself, what you will bring to the role and why you are the right person for it.

Please also include the details of three referees you would be happy for us to contact should you be shortlisted for interview. 

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Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Brighton

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