University of Bath

University of Bath

Professor (KW11695)

United Kingdom

Closing in 9 days

Job title Professor

Department School of Management

Grade Competitive Package

Contract Type Full Time, Open Ended

Placed on Tuesday 14 May 2024

Closing date Monday 10 June 2024

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference KW11695

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The School of Management is seeking to appoint a Professor to join us on a full time, permanent basis.

About the role

This is a pivotal position leading research with high international impact and profile. You will also lead teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level alongside management and leadership duties.

While we welcome applications from excellent candidates in any field of business and management, candidates with interests and expertise in the following areas are particularly welcomed at this time: Climate Change/Action; Computational Finance; Digital Futures; Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; Interpretive Consumer Research/Consumer Culture Theory (CCT); Mathematical Finance; Organisation Studies; Project management and Strategic Management.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact either:

Professor Steve Brammer, Dean of the School of Management, at [email protected]

Professor Alistair Brandon-Jones, Head of Information, Decisions & Operations Division, at [email protected]

Dr Sarah Glozer, Head of Marketing, Business & Society Division, at [email protected]

Professor Nancy Harding, Head of Strategy & Organisation Division, at [email protected]

or Professor David Newton, Head of Accounting, Finance & Law Division, at [email protected]

Please ensure you submit your application via our website.

About you

We are seeking candidates who excel in research, teaching, and leadership roles, who are actively applying for research grant funding, and who will contribute in a dynamic way, to both the vibrant research culture and to knowledge exchange.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline
  • A sustained record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • A track record of securing research funding
  • Academic leadership skills
  • A commitment to excellence in research and teaching
  • For a full view of the person specification for this role please see the attached Job Description.

    About us

    We are one of the UK's leading Business Schools, located in an impressive new building with state-of-the art resources near the city of Bath. Ranked within the UK's top ten and the world's Global 100 business schools, in REF 2021, 91% of our submissions were judged to be ‘world-leading' or ‘internationally excellent', with 51% of submissions rated as 4. This placed the School 7th in the UK for business and management studies.

    Knowledge from our research informs our teaching, and we are proud of how this helped us gain the award of TEF Gold status in the Government's Teaching Excellence Framework. The School has gained Athena Swan bronze status and is actively challenging limitations placed on academic careers by any forms of bias.

    We provide a highly successful portfolio of teaching programmes including undergraduate, masters, MBA and PhD. We aim to build on these successes, and part of this strategy involves expanding our group by attracting outstanding scholars who will engage in research, teaching, and administration at the highest level of excellence.

    What we can offer you:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • Find out more about our benefits.

    We consider ourselves to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Professor (KW11695)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    May 15, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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