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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 delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Steve Wood as Dean of Surrey Business School.  Steve was previously interim Dean of the School and Director of Research.  Before that, he was Head of the Department of Marketing and Retail Management.  Steve has been Professor of Retail Marketing & Management since 2012.  

A former Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) Scholar, Steve was Reader in Strategy, University of Southampton (2011-2012), and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at University of Surrey (2005-2011).  

His research focuses on: the internationalization of retailing; the economic geography of retailing; and, retail pricing.

Steve has published in leading social science journals including Economic Geography, Journal of Economic GeographyEnvironment and Planning A, Regional Studies, Journal of Business EthicsThe Service Industries JournalJournal of Marketing Management and European Journal of Marketing amongst others.  His research has been cited by the press in publications such as The EconomistChina Daily and Retail Week

Prior to 2005, Steve spent three years at Tesco plc in its marketing and property departments advising on store development strategy both domestically and abroad, and also worked as a Retail Analyst for Verdict Research, a London-based retail consultancy.  He is a member of the Economic Geography Research Group of the Royal Geography Society (Committee Member); the Society for Location Analysis (SLA), the European Association for Education & Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD), the National Retail Planning Forum Research Committee as well as a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and Higher Education Academy (FHEA).