University of Canterbury

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

University of Canterbury

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Applications Close - End of Day: 23-06-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

·           Academic Leadership

·           Growing Research Capability  

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand, the University of Canterbury (UC) offers world-class research, inspirational teaching, modern facilities and a vibrant campus environment.  The Canterbury Region is a magnet for growth and innovation; it is New Zealand’s fastest growing regional economy and is rapidly transforming its economic base to meet the future needs of business.  Canterbury is home to some of New Zealand’s most innovative businesses, including high-tech producers and manufacturers, global exporters, and specialised professional services and tourism providers.  Within this setting, UC has embarked on a period of renewal and regeneration to create a strong and sustainable tertiary institution.  UC’s extensive capital works programme is transforming campus spaces into a learning environment that is innovative and engaging, and one that will continue to support 21st century research-intensive higher education.

The Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is accountable for providing leadership that delivers high-quality growth in UC’s research outputs, enhances people and organisational capability, attracts postgraduate students and connects with industry.  The Professor will provide academic leadership across a range of UC’s activities including the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE), which provides a dedicated ideas and innovation space that stimulates the development of entrepreneurs.  The ability to connect with other Departments and explore opportunities to link UC Business School activities with their programmes is critical, as is collaboration and partnership with industry and other non-academic stakeholders.

The successful appointee will display the following attributes:

·                A PhD with a reputation for research excellence and academic leadership.

·                Excellent strategic relationship management and collaboration skills. 

·                Energy and drive; shapes the role, creates an innovative environment.

·                Strong communication, people leadership and capability building skills.

·                A reputation for providing high-quality teaching and postgraduate supervision.

·                Experienced in connecting with industry and developing aligned research programmes.

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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Kerrie McGirr of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at  Applications for this role close on Friday 23 June 2017 and should include a cover letter and resume with recent teaching evaluation summaries, details of research activities and publications, and referee details.  

All applications will be acknowledged by email.