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Research Fellow in Digital Business
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Salary: REB - £40,173 to £44,615 per annum (Inc. LWA)

Department: Westminster Business School

Location: Central London

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As one of the University’s three colleges, Westminster Business School’s vision is to gain worldwide recognition as an internationally-facing, professional and research engaged business school. Our mission is to facilitate the development of the business and management careers of our students in a complex and uncertain professional world. We do this by drawing on our applied research, practitioner expertise and management development experience to offer a wide range of business and management programmes. Designed for the global marketplace and based in Central London, our courses enable a diverse community of students, staff and other stakeholders to engage with academic, professional and research communities.

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The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 85% of Westminster Business School (WBS) research to be of an internationally recognised standard placing us among the top post-1992 university business schools in the UK. 

Research Fellow in Digital Business 

The Digital Business Research Group of the University of Westminster is looking to appoint a Research Fellow in Digital Business. The Research Group was founded in January 2018 with the aim of conducting interdisciplinary research into the theory, methods and technologies underpinning the digital transformation processes of modern 21st century enterprises. Successful candidates will have experience in conducting research across the disciplines of business/management and computing, be willing to engage with a variety of theories and approaches ranging from philosophical ontology to enterprise architecture, and be able to engage with multiple research methods including, for example, design science research.

The main duties and responsibilities of the role are set out in the job description.  However, the Research Fellow will be expected to especially focus on the following:  

• Actively taking part in the research of the Digital Business Research Group leading to publication in top-tier journals.
• Preparation of research proposals and submission to external bodies to secure research funding.
• Supervision of postgraduate students in Digital Business.
• Organising research and corporate networking events such as international workshops and symposia.
• Developing collaboration networks with industry and academia.

As a consequence, the successful applicant must demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and attributes:

• Possess a PhD in Information Systems, Computing or related disciplines.
• Understand the requirements of academic publication in the field of Digital Business or related areas.
• Be able to work in teams and lead research projects where appropriate.
• Be able to supervise research students.
• Be proactive in creating and enhancing links with industrial partners.

This post is fixed term for one year. For informal enquires please contact Professor Sergio de Cesare (s.decesare@westminster.ac.uk).

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

Closing date: midnight on 8 October 2018

Interviews are likely to be held between 18 October and 31 October 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk 

Please note:  We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CV’s in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. 

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