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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


Subject Group Head and Chair, Marketing, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) seeks to appoint an outstanding academic as Subject Group Head and Chair in the newly-formed Marketing Group.  Reporting to the Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the Head will serve on the School Management Team and contribute to the development of the School’s strategy.

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. 

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. 

The Subject Group Head will provide strong vision and leadership on research across the Group and take responsibility for the delivery of a high quality, research-connected curriculum, as well as leading on recruitment for the Group. 

The key requirements of the role are: excellent research leadership credentials and the ability to set clear academic objectives; an outstanding track-record of publications; a strong network of contacts in the international academic community; and, success in research-led curriculum development, and in delivering and overseeing the provision of high quality teaching programmes. 

The appointee will be recognised internationally as a leader in their field and will be expected to bring outstanding research and education contributions to the Group.

The role of Subject Group Head will be for five years initially and will be offered in combination with a permanent post at Professorial level. Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointee’s potential. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to give a presentation to the School on Thursday, 14 November 2019 and meet academic colleagues. Formal interviews will take place at the University on Friday, 15 November 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