Associate Professor in Sustainable Business
All campuses

Job reference: 009637

Location: All campuses

Closing date: 10/01/2022

Salary : Grade J (£53,612 - £62,123 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Management

School / Directorate : Nottingham Business School

We are deeply proud of our academic community, characterized by collegiality and generosity of spirit. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning and research environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading business schools, providing education and research that combines academic excellence with impact on business and society.  NBS is quadruple crown+ school by (EQUIS, AACSB, SBC, and EFMD Accreditation) as well as being a UN’s PRME Champion. The accreditation bodies recognise NBS as the leaders in personalisation of education, experiential learning, high impact research, sustainability and connectivity to business.

In all our work we aim to combine excellence in research, education and external engagement and deliver a positive impact on people, business and society.  NBS is a place for well-rounded academics who care deeply about making a positive difference, are provided with the support to develop their ideas, work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and excel in brining innovations that keep NBS as a leading force in business, management and economics research and education.

The Department of Management is one of NBS’ five Departments with over 80 academic colleagues covering strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, business analytics, supply chain, operations and project management along with sustainability and CSR.  We are the largest of the Departments in NBS and the Department currently comprises of 9 Professors, 5 Associate Professors, 9 Principal Lecturers, 60 Senior Lecturers/Lecturers, and plans to expand over the next 5 years. The successful candidate will join the department, but also will be expected to join the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab), to further build the team of strong professors, research fellows, and PhD students - please see:

We are looking for an Associate Professor who will excel in teaching and research in the field of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. The ideal candidate has a positive attitude, enjoys working across disciplines to pursue responsible and sustainable business practices, and enjoys collaborative team-work. This person will join forward-looking Department, a great business school community, an active research centre (the RSBLab), and a caring University that prides itself on being an inclusive employer that has a strong reputation for supporting developing colleagues and their potential. 

For further information/details we encourage potential applicants to contact Professor Mollie Painter, Head of the RSBLab ( ) or Dr Deborah Allcock, Head of Department of Management (

​​​​​​​Interview Date: Thursday 3 February 2022.

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming ‘the university of the future’. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further?

Please note that this role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions. 


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