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The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) is seeking to appoint an outstanding Chair in Organisation Studies as part of the drive to enhance ULMS’ position as a world-class School of Management. The Chair will sit within the Work, Organisation and Management Subject Group, led by Professor Charlotte Croft.

The appointee will make an outstanding scholarly contribution by conducting world-class research, mentoring early career researchers and supporting the development of colleagues, and enhancing the international reputation of the Group. The Chair will also be expected to shape and support new and innovative teaching directions.

Members of the Group regularly publish in world-leading international journals (such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, Organizational Research Methods, and Research Policy), hold significant editorial positions, and serve in leadership capacities in academic and professional associations and networks. 

EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant, world city of culture. Formed in 2002 through the bringing together of a number of well-established departments and research groups in the University of Liverpool, the School provides a world-leading environment for research, management and leadership education. The pursuit of research which is internationally recognised for excellence in its originality, significance and rigour is central to the culture of the School, as is delivery of a strong student experience.  

Following the appointment of the School's Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, in 2015 and supported by strong ongoing investment from the University and the University's ambitious STRATEGY2026, ULMS is fulfilling its mission to be a globally connected Management School whose transformative research and teaching places it at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership bringing the School together with students, business and society in learning to make a difference.

Over the last five years ULMS has engaged in extensive recruitment of academic and professional services staff, expanding into a state-of-the-art extension adjacent to the Georgian quarter of Liverpool, including a trading room and a marketing suite. The School now has over 220 academic staff supported by 85 professional services colleagues. In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool's standing as a member of the UK's leading Russell Group 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.

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

Presentations and interviews will take place at the University on 23 and 24 January 2024.  

To find out more about the role, and how to apply for it, please go to

For a confidential discussion, contact Christopher Lake or Sabine Tilly at Syllogism on +44 (0)20 3417 6076 or email

Please note completing the University of Liverpool Application form will not guarantee you are considered for the role; you must formally apply through our appointed advisers.

Closing date: 10:00 GMT on Wednesday 3 January 2024.

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