Professor in Business and Management, Essex Business School

Essex Business School



  • Posted on: 03rd Dec 2021
  • Salary: On the Professorial scale, commensurate with experience and achievements
  • REF: REQ05428
  • Closes: 04th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description
Essex Business School
The Strategy, Operations, and Entrepreneurship (SOE) Group within the School has an international reputation for its cutting-edge research and education. The School is undertaking a major expansion of SOE’s teaching and research activities, accelerating its growth and development. We offer a range of exciting and creative postgraduate and undergraduate programmes with a strong emphasis on Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management, Innovation, International Business, International Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Duties of the Role
This appointment will enhance the educational and research profile of Essex Business School as one of the premier business schools in the UK.

The post-holder will contribute fully to the development of the Group and School through research and teaching in business and management. This new post will strengthen yet further the recruitment of high-quality students, the experience of students on undergraduate and master’s programmes, and students’ employment prospects. The appointment will enhance further the Group’s and School’s research reputation by publishing excellent, impactful research and by gaining research income from external funders.

The successful candidate will also help to mentor other colleagues to help them to improve their published work, research bids, and education that they provide to our students.

A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

Qualifications and Skills required
Applicants should hold a relevant doctoral-level research degree or equivalent professional experience or practice.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished academic record, including internationally excellent research, success in securing and managing substantial research grants and will have a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

The post-holder will possess the ability to complement and strengthen the teaching and research activities in one of the Group’s key research areas. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrable ability to establish effective organisational policies and/or strategies to support and promote others in delivering excellence in research and education, including enhancing the student experience and students’ employment prospects. Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

We welcome applications from candidates who specialise in any one of the Group’s teaching and research areas, especially Marketing, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus-based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives. For more information see:

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification, which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please email the Resourcing Team (

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