Subject Group Head and Chair in Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Salary negotiable

University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS)

Location: Liverpool

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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.
Formal interviews will take place on Monday, 19 April 2021.
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For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email

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