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Chair in Operations Management, University of Liverpool

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

The School sits in the top 5% of business schools globally and is well positioned to enhance its national and international standing as it moves into its next phase, 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 a 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 Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Food Systems) and the on-going advancement of the University under the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, but from its location in a city that combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline.  Liverpool is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain's most affordable cities.

Operations Management at the School currently makes up about half of the Marketing and Operations Subject Group, which comprises 40 academics and 30 PhD students and delivers highly successful specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as modules across programmes in the School. 

Research in Operations Management at the School has a broad scope and includes operations and supply chain design, organisational agility, maritime logistics, technology management, product innovation management, strategic procurement, project management, and service operations management and design in the private, public, and third sectors. As well as publishing in the top journals in the Operations Management field, our academics work closely with business and the public and third sectors impactful action research and knowledge exchange, typically funded by national and international funding agencies as well as directly by our partners.  

The Chair will work with the existing Operations Management Professors in the group, to strengthen academic leadership through making an outstanding scholarly contribution to research in operations management and through mentoring and developing academic colleagues.  The appointee will teach on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes, undertaking curriculum development, and help shape the develpment of research and teaching within the Group and across the School.

Publishing in world-class journals, the Chair will be recognised internationally as a leader in the field of Operations Management.  Applications are welcome from thos with research interests across the broad spectrum of Operations Management, including from those with strengths in technology and innovation management and in data analytics.

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 role.

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

Fomal interviews will take place at the University on Thursday, 15 February 2018, with short-listed candidates being invited to give a presentation to the School and to meet academic colleagues the day before.

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


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.