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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 Thursday, 14 November 2019 and meet academic colleagues. Formal interviews will take place at the University on Friday, 15 November 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


Principal of Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh College of Art has appointed an experienced and respected artist and writer as its new Principal.

Professor Juan Cruz arrives from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, where he is Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. 

He will take up his new role in Edinburgh in September 2019. 

Professor Cruz said:

"ECA has a privileged status as a college of art set within one of the world’s leading universities. As such, it is uniquely positioned to address many of the intellectual, social, technical, creative, political and cultural challenges faced by its staff, students and external collaborators, within and beyond the University and academia. I am both honoured and excited to have the opportunity to lead ECA at this moment. It is wonderfully placed to fulfil its amazing potential". 

Before joining RCA in 2014, Professor Cruz held positions at Liverpool School of Art and Design and Goldsmiths College. He has taught at other institutions around the world and was Artist’s Fellow at Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge. 

Professor Cruz’s an artist who employs a broad range of approaches to his work, including video, performance, text and site-specific works. 

He is a member of the Tate Liverpool Council, a trustee of the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust and a Director of the International Awards for Art Criticism. 

He is also Deputy Chair of the REF2021 Panel 32: Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory and recently received an AHRC grant to develop better links and opportunities between the commercial art worlds of China and the UK.

Professor Cruz is credited with overseeing significant growth in the School of Arts & Humanities at the RCA. He also introduced new and diverse practices and approaches to teaching, and helped to establish strong interdisciplinary research foundations in the curriculum and across the research culture. 

Professor Cruz succeeds Stuart Bennett, who has been Acting Principal since 2017, following an international recruitment process. 

Edinburgh College of Art has more than 3000 students across architecture, art, design, history of art and music. 

Professor Dorothy Miell, Head of the University of Edinburgh’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Professor Cruz to ECA. His vision for the future of the College is exciting – especially in how the arts can work with, and enhance, other disciplines in unexpected and inspiring ways. We are excited to see how he will build on his expertise in working with external organisations both in the city and around the world".


Chair in Strategic Management, University of Liverpool

Dr Roberto Ragozzino has been appointed Chair Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Liverpool. He joins the University from the University of Tennessee, where he was the Haslam Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Roberto holds a PhD in Business Policy and Strategy from the Max M Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. 

Roberto's research is in the area of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances with an emphasis on how these events apply to entrepreneurial ventures. 

He has published in leading internationa journals in the field, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal

Roberto is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, and Global Strategy Journal.

He has extensive experience teaching Strategy and International Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels and he also routinely teaches on executive programmes in the United States and Mexico as well as across Europe.