University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Associate Professor in Marketing

Associate Professor in Marketing Digital & Data Driven Marketing

Location: Boldrewood Campus Salary: £57,696 to £72,018 Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Monday 27 May 2024 Reference: 2702424TR

Southampton Business School

Inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in Marketing

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world and a founder member of the UK Russell Group University. SBS hosts a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students. It has grown substantially in breadth and size in the recent years, covering all core business and management disciplines via six Departments: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Decision Analytics and Risk, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world- class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. The longest established research centre is the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), which ranks top 50 (QS) in the world. Building on its continued success, SBS is now ranked in the top quartile of the research- intensive business schools in the UK, with a strong research environment which is ranked 12th (REF2021) in the UK. The School has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and facilities. The school has recently relocated to a state of art business building.

Building on this success, in July 2022, the School secured AMBA 5-year re- accreditation of the MBA programme which is ranked 13th in the UK (QS data) and its AACSB accreditation was recently re-extended for another full period of 5 years. A member of the UNPRM, our commitment to the SDGs was also recognised through the GRI accreditation. The school holds the CABS Small Business Charter award in recognition of the SBS' world-class support to students and local businesses, including the development of student entrepreneurial skills and the support and development of wider economic and social opportunities for business. Our placement team has been recognised as one of the best in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to the student experience. In 2022 our accounting & finance students were recognised as the global winner in the global Bloomberg challenge demonstrating our commitment to excellence. We value our relationship with our global network of alumni, who are successful leaders, entrepreneurs and members of our engaged community of academics, students, business leaders and entrepreneurs. SBS hosts a vibrant Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Residence Network.

Our research underpins our enterprise and educational activities. With an extensive programme portfolio accredited by 14 professional bodies we aim to develop future leaders who want to make a tangible impact on business and society. At the heart of the execution of our activities is our triple helix model whereby our research, education and enterprise activities are intertwined. Particularly, our integrated enterprise strategy enables us to reinforce our connections with the wider university, and communities we serve. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the student learning experience.

About the Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing

The Department of Digital and Data Driven Marketing brings together internationally renowned academics who undertake research into, and teach, a wide range of Digital and Data Driven Marketing -related topics. The Department is supported by the research centre: Centre for Marketing Research, where staff are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary research. The Department's courses are consistently ranked high, amongst the top 10 in the UK (4th in the Guardian League Table 2022; Top 10 in Complete University Guide, 2023; Top 100 in QS World, 2023). Currently, comprising of 23 academics, the department's teaching and research interests include digital marketing, sustainable innovations, marketing strategy, artificial intelligence, influencers, consumer behaviour, brand management, luxury marketing, entrepreneurship, and marketing analytics. The department members have published their research in top-tier journals including, the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of World Business, AI and Society, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management, among others. The department has a thriving undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, which is built around the research strengths and focus of the department staff.

About you

As an Associate Professor you will play a central role in planning and shaping one or more research area/s in the marketing department. You will bring to the role a strong professional reputation, including the ability to produce world class research through a sustained publication record in leading international academic journals. You may have led major funding bids, setting up, and managing the resources needed to deliver the research project. You will act as a leader and ambassador for us across management and enterprise or other engagement activities.

You will be an experienced educator with proven track record of high-quality teaching, able to contribute to the development of education policy and practice and able to design and develop courses and programmes at all levels (UG, MSc, MBA and Executive Education). You will be an experienced researcher able to supervise doctoral students (PhD and DBA programmes).

We welcome applications particularly from candidates with a well-established profile in the areas of marketing analytics, digital marketing, advertising or marketing communications, to join our thriving and expanding community.

Your leadership skills will be evident, whether through your research, education or having held a leadership role. You will have proven your ability to innovate and to engage and inspire students and colleagues alike, helping to build a strong academic community.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Jaywant Singh, Head of the Department of Digital & Data Driven Marketing, email: [email protected]

What we can offer you

We recognise that this may be your first role in an academic institution. Through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice, we promote academic professional learning for every member of University staff. We actively support educators through either a taught programme (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) or a portfolio based approach (Professional Recognition of Educator Practice).

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We are interested in applications from individuals from 0.8 FTE and above.

For applicants interested in a Part Time role, please note: this role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK).

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  • We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.

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    Job details


    Associate Professor in Marketing


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    April 30, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 27, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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