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Subject Group Head and Chair, Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Subject Group Head and Chair in Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship (SIBE).  Since the Group’s creation in 2016, the School’s reputation in the field of Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship has grown rapidly, with the Subject Group now having nine professors, including the School Dean, and nineteen members at the level of Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer, supported by nine others on the teaching and scholarship pathway.  Group members have published in leading journals in the field including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management Studies, as well as holding editorial/board roles with such journals. The appointee will succeed the current Head, who has been appointed to a Deanship. 

EQUIS and AACSB accredited, and a pioneer in on-line education, ULMS is an international management school that 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 known the world over for its culture and commerce.  With a world heritage skyline, excellent transport links, and regional beauty, Liverpool is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain’s most affordable cities.

Under the leadership of the School Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, the School has received substantial investment in recent years including a new extension adjacent to the Georgian quarter of Liverpool that is home to state-of-the-art facilities.  Its 200 academic staff enjoy a highly collegial and interdisciplinary environment and the School is at the forefront of the University’s commitment to research excellence, succeeding against its vision of global connectivity, transformational research and education, and knowledge leadership.  

Reporting to the School Dean, the Group Head will serve on the School Management Team and lead the Subject Group in delivering a world-class environment for research, education, and the student experience.  Faculty recruitment will be a key responsibility. 

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 in a subject area represented in the Group – Strategy, International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; 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 and an outstanding student experience. 

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 standing and potential. 

Formal interviews will take place at the University on Monday, 12 October 2020.

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


Professor of Architectural Design, University College Dublin

Professor Nasrine Seraji has been appointed Professor of Architectural Design at University College Dublin.  She joins the University from Hong Kong University, where she is currently Professor of Architecture and where she will retain a Distinguished Visiting Professorship. 

Nasrine will take up her role at UCD Architecture in early 2021, bringing to bear a wealth of experience and expertise in practice, research, and education. 

Professor Seraji studied at the Architectural Association, where she also taught. She has always divided her time between practice and academic roles. Her practice, based in Paris, has produced a number of significant buildings, projects and masterplans, beginning with the Temporary American Centre (1991) and including apartment and housing projects, an extension to the School of Architecture in Lille and most recently a transportation and apartment complex for RATP in Paris.

Nasrine held appointments at Princeton and Columbia before becoming Professor and Chair of Architecture at Cornell University. She subsequently moved back to Europe, serving as Professor and Head of the Institute of Art and Architecture in Vienna and as Dean of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Paris.  She took up her appointment as Head of Architecture in Hong Kong in 2014. 

She was elected Fellow of the RIBA in 2017, and has had numerous honours in France including the Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (OAL), Officier de l’Ordre Nationale du Mérite (ONM) and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.


Head of the School of Economics, University of Surrey

The University of Surrey's School of Economics is delighted to announce that Professor Maurizio Zanardi has been appointed as Head of School and will be succeeding Professor João Santos Silva, effective from 1 January 2021.

Maurizio has been serving as Head of School and a Professor of International Economics at the Lancaster University Management School. His research interests are in international trade and political economy. Maurizio received his PhD in Economics from Boston College and his BA in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan. Prior to joining Lancaster University as a Reader in 2013, he held positions at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Tilburg University, and the University of Glasgow.

As Head of School, Maurizio will also become a member of the Faculty’s senior management team.

Speaking about his time as Head of School, Professor João Santos said: "It has been a great pleasure and a privilege to serve the School of Economics in this role. I am very grateful to all the colleagues in the School, the Faculty, and the University, for the tremendous support I received during these 64 months; I would not have made it without their help."

Regarding the new appointment, Professor Graham Miller, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Professor Zanardi to the School of Economics. We conducted an extensive search for a candidate able to lead our exceptional group of staff at Surrey, and I am very excited to have secured Maurizio through this process.”

"We are thrilled that Professor Zanardi will be joining the School of Economics and hope you can join our efforts in welcoming him to the wider University."