Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), and contact information for three references merged into a single PDF/Word document as an attachment to an email directed to The subject line of the email should state the name of the position to which candidates are applying. Review of applications will start immediately, and applications will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

Resumption Date: 1st July 2024.

Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor – Innovation

Position type: Full-Time

About the Position

James Hope University is seeking a dynamic and accomplished individual to join our faculty as a Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor of Innovation in our esteemed Business School (JHBS). The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting innovative research, delivering high-quality teaching, and contributing to the academic and intellectual life of the institution. This role offers an exciting opportunity to engage with students, collaborate with colleagues, and make meaningful contributions to the field of innovation.

About JHBS

At James Hope Business School, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares our students to thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of business and finance. Our commitment to innovation, research, and industry relevance sets us apart as a leading institution in business education.


  • Conduct cutting-edge research in the field of innovation, with a focus on areas such as technology adoption, entrepreneurship, disruptive innovation, organizational change, and design thinking.
  • Publish research findings in top-tier academic journals and present work at leading conferences to enhance the reputation of the institution and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
  • Develop and graduate courses related to innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking, utilizing innovative teaching methods and real-world examples to engage students and facilitate active learning.
  • Mentor and supervise graduate students, providing guidance and support in their research endeavours and academic development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the Business School and across disciplines to foster interdisciplinary research initiatives and promote a culture of innovation and collaboration.
  • Engage with industry partners, government agencies, and other external stakeholders to apply research findings, promote knowledge exchange, and contribute to the development of innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
  • Contribute to the academic leadership and administration of the Business School through participation in departmental meetings, committees, and other institutional activities.


  • A Ph.D. in Business Administration, Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • A strong record of scholarly research and publication in top-tier academic journals, with expertise in innovation theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the graduate level, with a commitment to innovative pedagogy and student engagement.
  • Experience in mentoring graduate students and supervising research projects.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with colleagues and engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • A track record of securing external research funding and engaging with industry partners is desirable but not required.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service.