Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Early Career Fellow Behavioural Science Center Stirling Management School

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Stirling Campus

Contract Type:

Fixed Term Contract

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Post Details
Full time, 3 year Fixed Term Contract
Grade 7 £30,424 - £36,298
Closing date is midnight on 19 June 2013
Interviews will be held in mid July 2013.
The Post
The Stirling Management School is seeking to appoint an outstanding Early Career Fellow. The Fellow will work with Professor Liam Delaney and Professor Alex Wood to develop the activities of the Behavioural Science Centre in the School of Management. The post is on a fixed term, full-time basis for three years from 1 September 2013. The successful candidate will be substantially supported to work with top researchers and develop their academic career. The Early Career Fellow post is intended to help the recipient to develop into an independent researcher by the end of their 3 year fixed-term contract.
The University
Stirling was the first new university to be established in Scotland for nearly 400 years, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with an established reputation for blending arts and science.

Stirling is a University of distinction, home to leading researchers and scholars attracted by the unique learning environment, exceptional facilities and student-centred approach, where ability, not background, is recognised and valued.

The essence of the University of Stirling is its people: graduates, staff and students are helping to shape the world by making a direct and positive contribution to the development of prosperous, healthy and sustainable communities around the globe.

The University population has grown from 164 undergraduate students and 31 postgraduates in 1967 to 8,800 undergraduates and 3,500 postgraduates in 2012. With over 100 nationalities represented at Stirling, around one in five students come from overseas.

A truly Scottish university, Stirling’s reach extends to campuses in the Highland capital of Inverness and to Stornoway, gateway to the Western Isles.

Stirling’s main campus is located at the historic heart of Scotland, with convenient links to the rest of the UK and beyond. The University is within easy reach of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and its largest city, Glasgow. Scotland’s two main international airports are less than an hour away, with direct flights to Europe and beyond.
About Us
STIRLING MANAGEMENT SCHOOL - Managing to make a difference ...

At Stirling Management School we believe that management matters. Management is a process involved in all forms of human activity; from an individual managing their own time, to a large corporation managing their finances. We are interested not only in the practices and processes of managing business and society but the short and long-term outcomes that impact on people’s lives and the communities in which they live.

Our research interrogates all aspects of management, sheds new light on established ways of doing things and finds new and creative ways of managing. For example; managing for equality, managing for economic prosperity, managing quality service provision, managing the nation’s health, managing the environment, managing and protecting privacy and human rights, managing behaviour in and out of organisations, managing labour markets, managing emerging economies, all can be recognised…

Our philosophy, that effective management can make a positive difference, means we get to the heart of what is involved in the management and organisation of a diverse range of activities. Our research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities create significant and lasting impact on people’s everyday lives, through our involvement with, and influence on, large and small businesses, public policy, and local and global communities. In everything we do we endeavour to create insightful analysis that leads to effective intervention.

Research at Stirling Management School is known for being creative, bold and distinctive in its challenge to current orthodoxies and in finding new ways to address a range of organisational and societal dilemmas. Stirling Management School is recognised as a centre of academic excellence that offers innovative scholarship and widespread engagement with a variety of stakeholders to improve business, society and lives. The research carried out in the School creates lasting impact through its contribution to academic debates, public policy and management practice.

Research activity covers a range of important contemporary issues which include corporate governance, as well as energy and environmental economics; labour economics; regional and urban economics; and a focus on work and working lives in a range of profit and non-profit organisations and different sectors; including, for example, the creative and financial industries and public health.

We are also leaders in retail planning policy, town centre and place regeneration and community retail enterprises. We have significant strengths in consumer marketing as well as social marketing research, specifically tobacco control, alcohol policy, health marketing, branding and packaging of harmful products, social campaign effectiveness.

We lead strong research networks in privacy and surveillance; social identity and professions; gender, work and management and healthcare management. New expertise is recently added to the School - notably in strategy, enterprise and innovation; leadership and change; creativity; business ethics; behavioural science, socio-economic development; social enterprise; and moral economy and human flourishing.

Areas of critical mass are highlighted in research centres where highly collaborative, cross-disciplinary research focuses on: Behavioural Science; Consumers, Cultures and Society; Information Surveillance and Privacy; and Tobacco Control.

A vital part of our research collective is a vibrant doctoral community with almost 80 research students attached to the School.

Our aim is to continually seek effective ways of managing the world’s resources so as to improve business, society and lives through academic excellence. Join us in this endeavour...
Description of Duties
The successful candidate will work with the Directors of the Behavioural Science centre Professor Liam Delaney and Professor Alex Wood to develop the activities of the centre. We will also work with the successful candidate to ensure that their own research is developed. Duties will include:

Assisting in the development of funding proposals.

A minority of time spent on administrative tasks such as populating the centre website, helping to organise workshops and seminars, helping run the MSc, and assisting Professors Delaney and Wood with the routine running of the centre.

Production of high quality publications in peer reviewed journals.
Essential/Desirable Criteria
Please see attached additional information.

Additional Information
For further information on this post inlcuding the Essential and Desirable criteria, please see the attached additional information.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Liam Delaney (email tel: 01786 467278).

Please find details of current staff, publications, research projects of the behavioural science centre on the following website:
An applicant guide can be found at the following address we recommend you read this before making your application

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