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Associate Professor – ARH/30/2024

Corvinus University of Budapest has over a 100-year-old history and is one of the leading universities in Hungary in Business and Management, Economics, and Social Sciences. We have around 11,500 students, of which, approximately 2,000 are international.

We are located in a stunning UNESCO Heritage building overlooking the Danube River, in the heart of Budapest.

We have been granted accreditation by EFMD and EAPAA and we are the only Hungarian business university to have two international institutional accreditations by AACSB and AMBA. Additionally, we are members of several international networks such as CEMS, BSIS, PRME, and CFA. We are also proud to have won the title of the most sustainably developing university in UI GreenMetric’s world ranking in 2022.

Our Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Corvinus Science Shop are looking for an Associate Professor for a 3-year contract. This is a shared position (50-50%) in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation.

The starting date is the spring semester of 2024.

About the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Through its teaching, research, consultancy, mentoring, training, and professional support activities, the Institute of Entrepreneurship, and Innovation aims to foster and develop the entrepreneurial attitude, mind, and toolset of students, graduates, and corporate partners to support them in exploiting future opportunities by turning innovative ideas into action. The institute also attempts to support the university in the foundation of a university-level business incubation centre and act as a supportive catalyst of entrepreneurial culture and behaviour across the university. At the institute, the candidates are expected to conduct research within innovation management and entrepreneurship and their interests should be linked to the strategic priorities of the Corvinus Science Shop as well in:

  • Social entrepreneurship and social innovation,
  • Responsible research and innovation,
  • Participatory and community-engaged research.

About the Corvinus Science Shop

As a Competence Centre of the University the Science Shop promotes dialogue between science and society. It is a meeting point for the local community and the academic community. The Science Shop channels the questions of community partners – civil society organisations, non-profits, and social enterprises – to lecturers, researchers, and students at the university to respond to community-engaged research and learning. The science shop facilitates the relationships of community and academic partners, supports the development of community engagement skills and competencies of academic audiences, and runs research on e.g., social entrepreneurship and other research topics with and for society.

Job description and key duties

  • Teaching duties:
    • Teaching subjects belonging to the education portfolio of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in weekly class hours as defined by the Academic Career Model
    • Providing lectures on MA and PhD levels
    • Developing and innovating course design and teaching material in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation
  • Research duties:
    • Writing articles in prestigious international journals in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (in top-ranked, peer-reviewed international journals, min. 1 Q1 or 2 Q2 per year)
    • Participating in important international and domestic conferences, building international scientific relationships, getting involved in research projects, and active research application activity in the field of Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, thus securing the resources of the research projects and contributing to the internationalisation of the Institute and the University.
  • Service duties:
    • Active participation in the professional public life of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the University, performing service tasks determined by the head of the institute
    • Supporting early-career academics at the university, supervising PhD students as well as students participating in student competitions
    • Mentoring assistant professor colleagues in the institute
    • Supporting the establishment and expansion of embeddedness into international research networks

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Doctorate obtained at least 3 years ago in innovation management, social entrepreneurship, or related area
  • Sufficient teaching experience gained in higher education: minimum 400 contact hours, of which 40 in the English language
  • Research activity (on an international level) and publication of research results in highly ranked international scientific journals: at least 3 international papers in the research area of the applicant from which at least 1 Q1 or 2 Q2 in the year of publishing (no predatory journal), max. 3 authors and the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • Minimum 10 independent international, Scopus citations
  • H-index: minimum: 5 (according to MTMT or equivalent)
  • Talent management: officially included in the supervision of at least 1 doctoral student (co-supervision is possible), or as senior researcher works with a younger researcher, or supervisor in the student competition or principal investigator of a project which involves younger colleagues or PhD students to introduce/improve them to/in research
  • Student evaluation, min. 4.0 (or equivalent, 80%) in the last 3 years
  • Experience in the acquisition and management of research projects and external funding
  • Desire to collaborate with local researchers in building up a research portfolio in social entrepreneurship and social innovation
  • Desire to collaborate with and support junior faculty and PhD students,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of foreign languages, especially English

Desirable criteria

  • Student evaluation verifying teaching excellence
  • Experience in fulfilling course leader duties
  • Verifiable teaching development activity (curriculum development, methodological development
  • Research activity with international impact, substantial international citation (verifiable)
  • Active role in the activities of doctoral programs and/or mentoring of doctoral students
  • Active role in talent management
  • Experience in the coordination of research groups with the involvement of doctoral students and young colleagues
  • International embeddedness, regular participation in international conferences, membership in international networks
  • Participation in the work of professional organisations
  • Participation in the editing and/or membership in the editorial staff of domestic and international journals
  • International experience and strong ties with the relevant international networks and communities be an advantage.

Documents and certificates to be submitted as part of the application

  • Curriculum Vitae including the detailed presentation of the teaching, research and service activities and results
  • Summary table of achievements (Please fill in the Summary Excel Table for Associate Professor applications)
  • Cover letter, including the presentation of future academic plans (educational, teaching development, and research plans)
  • References written by at least two reputable leading professors or researchers of the discipline
  • Research paper, job market paper, working paper, doctoral dissertation
  • Scanned copies of the documents verifying the university degree, scientific rank (e.g., PhD degree), and the documents verifying other professional qualifications (in case of scientific ranks obtained abroad, the nostrification will be arranged in the next phase of the selection procedure.)

Remuneration and benefits

  • Favourable conditions regarding research facilities, data access
  • Time devoted to research, travel support, etc.
  • A competitive salary is accompanied by a 15% bonus in case of outstanding performance
  • One-time relocation support for candidates moving to Hungary
  • Additional benefits via ‘Cafeteria’ which can be used on food, accommodation, or leisure

Application procedure

  • The deadline for the submission of the application is 2024. 04. 04.
  • The applications shall be submitted by clicking on the APPLY button and by following the instructions at the bottom of the webpage.
  • The next step of the selection procedure is that the selected applicants will be interviewed by the Academic Tenure and Promotion Committee. The selected applicants will be informed in a later phase about details and timing

For further information

Please, feel free to e-mail us in administrative matters career@uni-corvinus.hu and in academic matters Réka Matolay at reka.matolay@uni-corvinus.hu, or Nikolett Deutsch at nikolett.deutsch@uni-corvinus.hu

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