Postdoctoral Fellowship

Hult International Business School

London, United Kingdom

ID: 7138122
Posted: April 5, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Hult Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to develop both their research and teaching excellence in a global academic environment. The candidate will have leverage into Hult’s array of world-class faculty, teaching practices, and facilities in not just undergraduate and postgraduate classes, but doctorate programs with elements of supervision and coaching that span across our campuses in key world cities. Hult’s Impact Research Labs will aim to provide the candidate with a fertile environment to delve deeper into ongoing research and grow together with other researchers in similar and other interest areas. The scheme aims to help develop the award holder’s curriculum vitae in an academic environment and boost their prospects of obtaining a full-time or part-time position in a renowned academic institution.

The awardee’s work on the Postdoctoral Fellowship will be split into two principal ways:

Publishing research in reputable academic journals (80%). Research output expectations both from doctoral studies and new research projects aligned with Hult Impact Lab
Engaging in pedagogic work to support the delivery, assessment, tutoring, and administration of UG, PG, DBA, and EE courses (20%).

Your responsibilities will include:


Produce publishable academic research to establish a track record
Engage with a range of different audiences to communicate research findings
Conduct research within Hult Impact Labs and assist with existing and ongoing research as needed.
As applicable, present research at academic, practitioner, and pedagogic conferences
Support Impact Lab activities as requested by the Lab Director


Complete pedagogic work to support the delivery, assessment, and administration of UG, PG, DBA, and EE courses across Hult
Support academic staff, faculty, and Deans by assisting with the set-up of online resources, assessment administration, groupwork administration, course feedback, and with technology and activities in the classroom and online.
Benefit from working alongside and observing in action experienced and passionate professors in a business school renowned for its dedication to teaching excellence

Who we are looking for:

-PhD or DBA (or near completion) in a discipline aligned to one of Hult’s Impact Research Labs, currently:
Future Readiness
Business for Society
-Expertise in relevant theories within business studies
-Ability to develop and apply new concepts; able to formulate research questions grounded in real problems and develop successful research proposals
-Expertise in empirical research methods and data analysis procedures (quantitative or qualitative) including knowledge of analytical software
-Knowledge of course and/or program design
-Desire to further develop pedagogical skills
-Full fluency in English (written and spoken) at a native level or equivalent. Other languages are a plus 
-Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media. For example, able to lead an in-class experience or lead a research-seminar presentation
-Strong organizational skills (multiple projects will be running concurrently) 
-Ability to work as a member of a global team in a global community and to work independently using own initiative with minimum supervision
-Results-oriented with the ability to work well under pressure and work toward deadlines

Who Can Apply

The role is open to applicants who have completed their PhD or DBA (or near completion) and have less than 12 months of postdoctoral experience from passing their viva voce to the fellowship start date.

At the submission deadline, the applicant must either have been awarded a PhD or DBA or have submitted their thesis for examination, with the expectation that the Ph.D. or DBA will be awarded by the fellowship start date.

Further Information  

This is a full-time position for 2 years in the first instance but potentially extendable based on performance. You will be based at a Hult campus located in Boston, San Francisco, London, or Dubai, and join a global community of faculty and researchers.   

Position start date: ASAP
Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK or US to be considered for this position.

About us

Hult is a new kind of non-profit business school that constantly innovates to meet the needs of students, employers, and society in a world that is changing faster than ever before. More than a business school, Hult is a dynamic and multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the most forward-thinking business talents from around the world.

What we do

Hult International Business School is a non-profit educational pioneer and the first triple-accredited US business school. Ranked by the Financial Times, Economist, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek, Hult offers undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs across its global campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York. The school’s philosophy is that business skills can only truly be learned by doing. By immersing students from all over the world in practical, hands-on experiences from day one, this fresh approach to education is creating a global community of confident, entrepreneurially minded graduates, ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Solving problems and overcoming challenges is what our students do: all year, every year. We bring together creative, open-minded people from all over the world to find solutions to the world’s most pressing issues by doing business, not just studying it. So they graduate with the skills and the mindset to be ready for anything.

And now we’re looking for a talented workforce that thinks the same way.

We seek to promote an environment for our students, faculty, and staff that welcomes people from all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, religions, genders, sexual identities, abilities, and personal circumstances in a spirit of inclusivity and belonging. At Hult, we believe that it’s through our diversity that we find our strength.

Our purpose statement

Hult is for those made to do – and we exist to create a better future for all by inspiring and challenging our community to make an impact that matters. We strive to be the most relevant business school in the world. By using our global reach and always being creative, entrepreneurial, and on the cutting edge, our aim is to have a positive impact on individuals and organizations by transforming their management practices. In so doing, we hope to be the business school of choice for existing and aspiring leaders. We will contribute to sustainable growth, helping leaders to integrate commercial success and societal well-being.

Equal opportunities at Hult

Hult is dedicated to actively creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing opportunities regardless of gender, religion, race, color, sexual identity, disability, ethnicity, age, and all the individual identities that make us unique. If you require any accommodation to assist you in the interview process, please submit this with your inquiry.

Hult offers competitive salaries and benefits in a global, empathetic, and highly multicultural working environment. If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career with a

dynamic and forward-thinking school, we’d love to hear from you. Staff is also eligible for further training opportunities including the Hult staff MBA, and a dedicated training budget.


Hult International Business School is a 501©(3) non-profit educational organization registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to award U.S. degrees. Students are awarded a joint U.S. and U.K. degree on successful completion of the program. The U.K. degree is awarded by the Ashridge (Bonar Law Memorial) Trust, known as Ashridge, with which Hult has a strategic alliance.