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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


Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is seeking to appoint an outstanding international research leader to be Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics.  The role sits within the UK's longest-established and largest marine group and is part of the School of Engineering, which is the largest in the UK and spans engineering disciplines from fundamental principles to multi-disciplinary projects enabled by world-class laboratories and facilities.  Newcastle is a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and undertakes research in many areas with high scientific, economic and social impact.

The University has a £2.5million programme of investment in marine technology, including a new Centre for Excellence in Marine Hydrodynamics, Coatings and Materials.  A new purpose-built research and teaching lab, adjacent to the Blyth Marine Station that supports the School reseach vessel RV Princess Royal, hosts additional upgraded research facilities, including the newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel, the only commercially-operated cavitation tunnel in the UK.  These new developments at Port of Blyth allow us to strengthen our research capacity and also increase our opportunities for new collaborations and partnerships with marine sector industries.  

The Professor of Marine Hydrodynamics will provide academic leadership for strategically important research in their field and support and inspire the next generation of researchers in marine technology. Candidates will have an established international reputation, generating significant research income and publishing at 4*level, and success in leading sizeable research groups.  Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise bridges fundamental and applied research.

Candidates with an established track record of teaching and research in the following areas will be particularly welcomed:

  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Marine Propellers and Propulsors
  • Experimental and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
  • Marine Coatings
  • Wave and Tidal Energy Devices

Newcastle University is the proud recipient of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality.  The University values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  The University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for its work to support the career development of its researchers.  It is also a member of the Euraxess network.

For a confidential discussion, please Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly of Syllogism at recruitment@syllogism.co.uk


Lloyd's Register Professor of Offshore Engineering, Newcastle University

Newcastle University is seeking to appoint an outstanding international research leader to be Lloyd's Professor of Offshore Engineering.  The role sits within the UK's longest-established and largest marine group and is part of the School of Engineering, which is the largest in the UK and spans engineering disciplines from fundamental principles to multi-disciplinary projects enabled by world-class laboratories and facilities.  Newcastle is a founding member of the Russell Group of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and undertakes research in many areas with high scientific, economic and social impact.

The University has a £2.5million programme of investment in marine technology, including a new Centre for Excellence in Marine Hydrodynamics, Coatings and Materials.  A new purpose-built research and teaching lab, adjacent to the Blyth Marine Station that supports the School reseach vessel RV Princess Royal, hosts additional upgraded research facilities, including the newly-refurbished Emerson Cavitation Tunnel, the only commercially-operated cavitation tunnel in the UK.  These new developments at Port of Blyth allow us to strengthen our research capacity and also increase our opportunities for new collaborations and partnerships with marine sector industries.  

The Lloyd's Register Professor of Offshore Engineering will provide academic leadership for strategically important research in their field and support and inspire the next generation of researchers in marine technology. Candidates will have an established international reputation, generating significant research income and publishing at 4*level, and success in leading sizeable research groups.  Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise bridges fundamental and applied research in offshore engineering in the context of sustainability and climate change.

Candidates with an established track record of teaching and research in the following areas will be particularly welcomed:

  • Hydrodynamics of Offshore Platforms
  • Low carbon futures (which could be around energy efficiency, hybrid power systems, renewable energy sources, alternative energy vectors such as hydrogen, etc.)
  • De-commissioning and life extension of existing offshore assets
  • Big data and other pervasive digital technologies, such as autonomous operation 
  • Experimental and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid-Structure Interactions

Newcastle University is the proud recipient of an institutional silver Athena SWAN award demonstrating our achievements and ongoing commitment to achieving gender equality.  The University values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  The University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for its work to support the career development of its researchers.  It is also a member of the Euraxess network.

For a confidential discussion, please Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly of Syllogism at recruitment@syllogism.co.uk