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Professor of Architectural Design, University College Dublin

Applications are invited for a part time/half time post of Professor of Architectural Design to be appointed at the level of Professor/Full Professor. The position will require significant visibility and presence at UCD, but there is flexibility about the precise working pattern of the role, for discussion with potential candidates. Applicants will be operating at the level of Professor in a Top 200 ranked academic institution and be at the forefront of architectural practice.

Applicants will be committed to excellence,to the highest levels of achievement, and to the continued development of the discipline. Applicants will have a distinctive and identifiable approach to design, in their use of specialised knowledge, specific design methods, application of technology, in their engagement with clients and with the public; all of which will align with the values and priorities of UCD.

Applicants will be engaged in design research through publication and exhibition of creative work. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School, the College, and the wider academic community. The successful candidate will join a strong team of over 50 Architecture Faculty and Design Fellows and will provide important leadership connecting UCD Architecture with the forefront of architectural design in Ireland and globally. They will teach on Architecture programmes as well as contributing to the School, the College of Engineering and Architecture, and the wider University.


Head of the School of Economics, University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Head of the School of Economics.

Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit committed to research and innovation excellence that benefits the economy, society and the environment. 

Sitting within the renowned Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the School of Economics has established a reputation for outstanding research and education in a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere.  The School was ranked 6th in the UK for research intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework and its academics serve as economic advisers to governments and other influential institutions.

As Head, you will occupy a key academic position within the Faculty and lead a School of strategic importance to the University as a whole.  Your role will be to take the School to new heights of research achievement, capitalising on the success of the School’s PhD programme, developing innovative graduate and undergraduate programmes, and raising the School’s international profile.  Ensuring excellence in the student experience will be at the heart of all you do. 

Outstanding leadership and research credentials, a commitment to the highest standards of education and student wellbeing, and an open and collegiate approach that celebrates all the School has to offer are key requirements of the role.  

The appointment as Head will be for five years, subject to renewal.  If suitably qualified, the successful candidate will also be appointed to a professorial position at the University on an open-ended basis.  

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


Dean of Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Dean of Surrey Business School, to succeed Professor Ansgar Richter, who has been appointed Dean of Rotterdam School of Management.

Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit committed to research and innovation excellence that benefits the economy, society and the environment. 

Sitting within the renowned Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Surrey Business School has grown substantially in recent years and has over 110 academic staff members from around the globe working in a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is accredited by AACSB and by AMBA and has particular strengths in digital innovation and technological transformation, international trade and investment, leadership and organizational psychology, sustainability and corporate governance. 

As Dean, you will occupy a key academic position within the Faculty and lead a School of strategic importance to the University as a whole.  Promoting excellence and innovation in education and the student experience will be at the heart of all you do, alongside the continued development of world-class interdisciplinary research and the building of partnerships with the business world.

Outstanding leadership and strategic credentials, academic credibility, an inspiring and entrepreneurial approach, and the ability to capture the imagination of external partners and to spot interdisciplinary opportunities are key requirements of the role. 

The appointment as Dean will be for five years, subject to renewal, and will go hand in hand with a 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