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Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Head of its growing School of Economics, Finance and Management.

Sitting within Bristol's renowned Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, the School undertakes world-class interdisiplinary social sciences research built around the strengths of its three core academic disciplines.  The School is committed to the highest international standards of teaching and the student experience.

As Head of School, you will occupy a key academic leadership position within the University.  You will lead and manage the cademic business of the School in relation both to strategic and to operational issues, fostering the strengths of its academic disciplines and promoting research and teaching at the forefront of the social sciences.

A major part of the role will be the interdisciplinary development and delivery of the University's £300 million Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.  The Campus will be home to the University's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and will be at the heart of a world-leading technology cluster, with social scientists working alongside colleagues from STEMM disciplines in undertaking pioneering research and in developing innovative partnerships with businesses as well as with public and third sector organisations.

Outstanding leadership and academic credentials, an open and inclusive approach, and the ability to build external partnerships and to develop the School through a period of sustained growth are key requirements of the role.  In return we offer you the chance to take your career to the next level, benefitting from the University's standing as 41st in the world rankings and from the vibrancy of the City of Bristol itself.

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

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, 12 and 13 July.

Chair in International Business, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic as Chair in International Business.

The School sits in the top 5% of business schools globally and is well positioned to enhance its national and internationial standing as it moves into its next phase of development, giving particular emphasis to developing the volume and reach of its world-class research activity.  AACSB accredited and with its full-time MBA ranked in the Economist top 100, ULMS has 170 academic staff who enjoy a strongly collegial, research-supportive, and intellectually vibrant interdisciplinary environment.  Well-connected with industry and the professions, the School's research activity and external relationships have clear real-world impact.  The School's new extension in the Georgian quarter of Liverpool has state of the art facilities, including a trading room and marketing suite.

Student numbers, calibre and satisfaction are high with a strong PhD cohort.  In addition to the main Liverpool campus, ULMS offers a range of City-relevant programmes at its London campus in Finsbury Square, including a CFA-recognised Masters in Finance and Investment Management, and significant online provision, as well as programme and research collaborations with its international partner, the International Business School, Suzhou (the Business School at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, near Shanghai).

In its wider University setting, the School benefits not just from connections with key research institutes (the Institute of Risk and Uncertainty, and the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy) and the on-going development of the University under the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, but from its location in a city which combines 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 Chair in International Business will join the School's newly-formed Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE) Group, which has thirty faculty members delivering specialist undergraduate and postgraduate modules contributing to the School's management programmes including a BA (Hons) International Business and an MSc International Business.  Current research in the areas of international business and international management includes the following themes: economic development, financialization, institutional environment, micro and macro level determinants of (E)MNE performance, geographies of innovation and entrepreneurship, global leadership, informal entrepreneurship in developing countries, FDI and OFDI, intellectual property and international business, mergers and acquisitions, and global governance.

The appointee will provide academic leadership through making an outstanding scholarly contribution to research in international business and/or international management and through mentoring and developing academic colleagues.  The Chair will teach on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, undertake curriculum development, and help shape the development of research and teaching within the Group and across the School. 

Publishing in world-class journals, the appointee will be recognised internationally as a leader in the field of international business and/or international management.  The ability to provide outstanding research and educational leadership and to develop colleagues, alongside a strong network of contacts in the international academic community, are key requirements of the role.

Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee's accomplishment and potential.

Formal interviews will take place at the University on Thursday, 1 June 2017 with short-listed candidates being invited to give a presentation to the School and meet academic colleagues the day before.

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

Chair (or Reader) in Biostatistics, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a world class civic university with a global reputation for academic excellence.  As a member of the Russell Group, it plays a key role in the life and economy of the North East of England.

The University is seeking to make two appointments in the field of biostatistics.  The intention is to make one appointment at Chair (or Reader) level and one at Senior Lecturer level, subject to the field that emerges across the recruitment exercise as a whole.

The positions are based in the Institute of Health and Society within Newcastle's internationally-renowned Faculty of Medical Sciences.  The Institute exists to transform the health of individuals and populations through pioneering translational research and education in public health, health-services research, and health-related social science.  It hosts the National Institute for Health Research Design Service (North East) as well as methodology teams in health psychology and health economics, and is directly linked to the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Registered Clinical Trials Unit.

As Chair (or Reader) in Biostatistics, you will have an outstanding record of journal publication and grant capture in the field of biostatistics with strengths in state-of-the-art methods and in applied methodological research, alongside an appreciation of the clinical research environment.  You will play a pivotal role in developing biostatistical research at Newcastle, setting world-class standards through your own research, mentoring a team of statisticians at the Institute, and being at the forefront of multidisciplinary research across the Faculty and University.

For a confidential discussion about the Chair (or Reader) appointment exercise, please contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email newcastle@syllogism.co.uk