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Chair in Marketing and Chair in Marketing Analytics, Lancaster University

As part of its programme of investment in research and leadership excellence, Lancaster University Management School is seeking to make outstanding appointments to the positions of Chair in Marketing and Chair in Marketing Analytics.

The Chair in Marketing will join the largest community of marketing academics in the UK, with research interests across the discipline.  The Chair in Marketing Analytics is a newly-created position and signals the School's commitment to positioning Lancaster as the UK's leader in the marketing analytics field.

The School is triple-accredited and ranked first in the UK for research power, with a world-class research environment and strongs links to practice.  It has grown substantially in recent years and is benefitting from a £50million investment in its infrastructure.  The School comprises seven academic Departments, combining general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, and has a large doctoral programme.  It delivers innovative customised executive and leadership education for large organisations around the world, in addition to bespoke services for small and medium-sized enterprises in England's North West and beyond.  The School is one of four Faculties within Lancaster University, which was recently ranked sixth amongst universities in the UK.

Possessing first-class leadership and scholarly credentials alongside a commitment to promoting research impact and to developing partnerships with external audiences, the Chairs will play a key role in mentoring Lancaster's exceptional cadre of early career academics.  In return, the School offers a supportive and collegiate environment in which to undertake path-breaking research, teaching, and engagement.

The interviews for the CHair in Marketing Analytics will take place on Thursday, 18 January 2018 and for the Chair in Marketing on Tuesday, 30 January 2018.  In both cases, short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School and to meet academic colleagues the day before their interviews.

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 Accounting, The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce the appointment of two Chairs in Accounting at the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Professor David Cooper joined the Business School as a Chair on 2 October and will be working on a part-time basis while continuing to serve as Professor in Accounting at the University of Alberta.  David's research is primarily in critical management studies, management accounting and control, and the regulation of accounting and accountants.  It is interdisciplinary, critically-oriented, and problem-centred, drawing on sociology, organisational and managerial rationality, and performance measurement management.

Professor Christine Cooper will join the Business School as Chair in Accounting on 1 February, 2018.  She is currently Professor of Accounting at the University of Strathclyde. Christine is co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. Her research is broadly concerned with the impact of accounting in our everyday lives.  This has produced publications in diverse social arenas, including social and environmental accounting, gender, privatization, de-skilling of accountants and book-keepers, insolvency and accountability.

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

Professor Paul Cousins has been appointed Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management at the University of Bristol.  He will be taking up post in early November.

Paul joins Bristol from the University of Manchester, where he is Professor of Operations Management at Manchester Business School.  He began his career in industry working for Westland Helicopters, before reading for a degree at Sheffield in Informatics (Applied Statistics, Operations Research and Sytems Design).  He then spent a secondment at Sikorsky Aircraft in the USA, working as a Contracts Negotiator.  After the secondment, he went back to university and read for his MBA (Bath) and subsequently PhD (Bath).  After working in academia for a few years, he moved into management consulting and worked for A T Kearney in the European Procurement Practice Group.  During this time, Paul worked for a wide variety of firms and sectors helping to implement best purchasing practice and designing new methodologies.  Subsequently, Paul returned to academia to pursue a research career. He moved back to the University of Bath, and from there to a Senior Lectureship at the University of Melbourne and then a Professorship at Queen's University Belfast.  In 2005, he moved to Manchester Business School as Professor of Operations Management and has since held the positions of Deputy Director of the School and Director of Research and Engagement.

Paul has held EPSRC Research grants totalling £1million and also several industry-infunded grants worth approximately £500k.  Paul has published widely, being the author of four books and over forty published journal papers and a further thirty or so conference papers.