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Professor in Business Analytics, University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic leader as Professor in Business Analytics.  Sitting within Surrey Business School (SBS), in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the appointment is part of an ambitious programme of investment in research and teaching excellence in the analytics field that capitalises on Surrey’s research strengths in business and management studies as well as in computer science, engineering, data science, and digital health.  

Ranked 8th in the UK for business and economics, SBS is the University’s largest School with over 100 academic staff members from around the globe and a highly cohesive and collegial atmosphere. The School is dedicated to inspiring positive change in business and society, individuals and organisations, locally and globally by blending the rigour of high-quality impactful research with excellent teaching and the strengths of a technology-led university.  Research within the School and across the University is highly interdisciplinary.

As an advocate for the ability of analytics to transform businesses, the Professor in Business Analytics will lead a substantial programme of research, attracting significant research funds and providing academic leadership across the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio. Developing partnerships with local and international businesses, and continuing to expand research collaborations across the University, will be an important part of the role. 

Outstanding academic leadership credentials, a track record of world-leading research outputs, and success in securing substantial external research funding are key requirements, alongside a commitment to excellence in the student experience, the ability to collaborate with academic and non-academic partners, and experience of how technology can contribute to decision making and insights in a business environment.  

Applicants from all areas of business analytics are welcomed, particularly those who have led research in AI, big data, machine learning, and visualisations.  

The appointment is open to internationally recognised practitioners/professionals whose work has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge and its application to business analytics, as well as to senior teaching-focussed academics. Appointments in these cases would be to the title of Professor in Practice or Professorial Teaching Fellow.

As Professor in Business Analytics, you will have the opportunity to take your career to the next level at a university with a global reputation for its research across technological, human, health and social sciences, leading and developing a community of analytics researchers. With an outstanding campus, excellent international transport links and a vibrant regional economy, Surrey offers rich opportunities for partnership and innovation among the many businesses in the region, alongside a high quality of life.

Formal interviews will take place on Tuesday, 20 July 2021.

For an informal discussion about the role and how to apply, please contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly of our advisors Syllogism at recruitment@syllogism.co.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 3417 6076.


Chairs in Marketing, University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is seeking to appoint two outstanding Chairs in Marketing as part of the drive to enhance ULMS’ position as a world-class School of Management. Both posts will sit within the newly-created and growing Marketing Subject Group.  The appointees will be expected to contribute to the leadership of the Group, making an outstanding scholarly contribution by conducting world-class research, mentoring early career researchers and supporting development of colleagues, and enhancing the international reputation of the Marketing Group. The Chairs are also expected to shape and support new and innovative teaching directions. 

The Group is keen to strengthen both existing areas of research and teaching expertise, alongside developing new areas to support new postgraduate programmes which are currently under-development. Candidates with skills related to quantitative methods, digital marketing, analytics and sustainable marketing are particularly welcomed. 

The Marketing Group comprises 27 academics supported by 15 PhD students. It delivers highly-successful, specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Marketing as well as delivering modules across all programmes in the School. The Group’s research coalesces around four main themes: B2B marketing; Consumer Culture; Digital Marketing and Identity; and vulnerable consumers and marginalised communities. Members of the group have research published in some of the top journals in the field including Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Services Research, Organization Studies, Sociology, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research and Social Science and Medicine. Staff serve on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including an Editor-in-Chief role with Marketing Theory. They also work closely with the public and third sectors in highly-impactful action research and knowledge exchange. Group members collaborate across the School, in particular engaging with the Research Clusters in Organisational and Employee Wellbeing and Econometrics and Big Data.

EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA 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.  

Salary will be internationally competitive, commensurate with the appointees’ standing and potential. 

Formal interviews will take place on Tuesday, 22 June 2021.

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


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, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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, Research Policy, and Journal of Management Studies, as well as holding editorial/board roles with such journals. 

EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA 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. 

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