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Head of the School of Economics, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint an outstanding academic leader as the Head of its new School of Economics, which is being created out of the re-organisation of the current School of Economics, Finance and Management.  

The School of Economics will be home to one of the UK’s top economics groups, undertaking world-class inter-disciplinary research and meeting the highest international standards of research-led teaching and the student experience.    

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University.  Reporting to the Faculty Dean, you will lead and manage the academic business of the School in relation both to strategy and to operations.  

Candidates will have outstanding leadership credentials and a track record of excellence in research and education. An open and inclusive approach towards academic and professional service colleagues is a key requirement of the role, as is the ability to develop partnerships and to promote knowledge exchange. A deep commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion is essential.

The appointment as Head of School will be for four years, subject to renewal, and will go hand in hand with an open-ended full-time professorial position.

This is an exceptional opportunity to shape the future of Economics at a pioneering, Russell Group University in a creative, culturally vibrant city that was named the best city to live in by The Sunday Times in its ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’. 

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk

The final stages of the selection process will take place across two days, 25 and 26 March 2019.


Subject Group Head and Chair, Marketing, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic as Subject Group Head and Chair in the newly-formed Marketing Group.  Reporting to the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the Head will serve on the School Management Team and contribute to the development of the School’s strategy.

AACSB-accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant, world city of culture. 

Formed in 2002, with significant ongoing investment from the University, and led by the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the School is well positioned to further enhance its national and international standing, giving particular emphasis over the next period to developing world-class research activity. The 180 academic staff enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment. The pursuit of research which is internationally recognised for excellence in its originality, significance, and rigour is central to the School’s culture, as is delivery of a strong student experience. The School also has deep and long-standing connections with industry and the professions, which ensures that the research activity and external relationships within the School have a clear real-world. 

The School’s new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including a trading room. In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS also offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square, and significant online provision. In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool’s standing as a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and from its location in a city which combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline and is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain’s most affordable cities. 

The Subject Group Head will provide strong vision and leadership on research across the Group and take responsibility for the delivery of a high quality, research-connected curriculum, as well as leading on recruitment for the Group. 

The key requirements of the role are: excellent research leadership credentials and the ability to set clear academic objectives; an outstanding track-record of publications; a strong network of contacts in the international academic community; and, success in research-led curriculum development, and in delivering and overseeing the provision of high quality teaching programmes. 

The appointee will be recognised internationally as a leader in their field and will be expected to bring outstanding research and education contributions to the Group.

The role of Subject Group Head will be for five years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level. Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee’s potential. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School on Monday, 18 February 2019and meet academic colleagues. Formal interviews will take place at the University on Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk


Chairs in Economics, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint two Chairs in Economics.  The Chairs are open to outstanding candidates from all areas of economics.   In keeping with the School’s developing interest in applied research using large micro data sets on firms, products, workers and households and the implementation of Big Data approaches in economics, applications are particularly welcomed from those with an interest in empirical work in one or more of the following fields: micro drivers of macroeconomic fluctuations (granularity),industrial organization, labour economics, and international economics.

AACSB-accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant, world city of culture. Formed in 2002, with significant ongoing investment from the University, and led by the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the School is well positioned to further enhance its national and international standing, giving particular emphasis over the next period to developing world-class research activity. The 180 academic staff enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment. The pursuit of research which is internationally recognised for excellence in its originality, significance, and rigour is central to the School’s culture, as is delivery of a strong student experience. The School also has deep and long-standing connections with industry and the professions, which ensures that the research activity and external relationships within the School have a clear real-world impact.

Student numbers, calibre and satisfaction are high. The School’s new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool is home to state of the art facilities, including a trading room. In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS also offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square, and significant online provision. In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool’s standing as a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities and from its location in a city which combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline and is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain’s most affordable cities.

Working within the Economics Subject Group, headed by Professor Jozef Konings, the Chairs will build research capacity at the highest international levels, publishing in world-class journals; provide academic leadership in the form of supervision and mentorship of junior colleagues; provide innovative and engaging teaching; and identify collaborative research opportunities within ULMS, across the University, and externally.

The Chairs will be recognised internationally as leaders in their fields. The ability to provide outstanding research and education leadership and to develop colleagues, alongside a strong network of contacts in the international academic community, are key requirements of the roles.  

Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointees’ accomplishment and potential.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 and meet academic colleagues. Formal interviews will take place at the University on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email recruitment@syllogism.co.uk