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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


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